• Bloomin’ Bottle Trees

    October 11, 2018
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    October is a wonderful time of year. The temperatures are perfect to head outdoors, there’s plenty of wildlife activity and lots of flowers about. You don’t need to go far before you see some of the flowers we’re talking about. Take a wander along some Roma’s streets and you will see carpets of flowers on… Read more »

  • Botanist Spotlight: Orchids

    September 20, 2018
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    What do orchids look like? They are technically a perennial herb because they lack woody stems – instead most grow from a structure called a pseudobulb. You may already be familiar with them as popular plants with colourful and often fragrant flowers, used in floral arrangements and highly sought after by collectors. Where do they come… Read more »

  • Grevilleas, Hakeas and Rose

    August 8, 2018
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    Take the BOOBOOK Ecotours Gurulmundi Wildflower Wander and you’ll see flowering grevilleas, hakeas, boronias, wattles and bush peas. You might even find the threatened Gurulmundi Heath-myrtle, and if you’re particularly lucky you will find a Rose. Rose Aisthorpe is BOOBOOK’s resident botanist and wildflower tour guide and has been identifying the plants of Outback Queensland… Read more »

  • Wildflowers in Outback Queensland

    July 12, 2018
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    Winter, the coldest season of the year is here. Some of us can’t bear the mercury dropping below 20°C while the rest of us (including me) embrace winter with all the hot chocolates, cosy fires, snuggly blankets and warm winter fashion there is to have. One of the best parts about outback Queensland is the cool… Read more »

  • Introducing our Botanist, Rose

    January 18, 2018
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    What does being a botanist mean? If you check the dictionary the broad definition it gives is a person who studies all plant life – from grasses to tall trees. However there’s more to it for me. Being a botanist is not just learning the names of plants, it’s also about being passionate for plants,… Read more »

  • Christmas Time in the Bush

    December 21, 2017
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    It may seem a little odd putting up snowflake and icicle decorations at Christmas time during the Australian summer. Though Australians are lucky to celebrate Christmas this time of year when we can enjoy delicious cold food, seasonal fruit and fresh seafood. It’s also a great time to explore the bush because many of our… Read more »

  • Spring has Sprung: Watch out for Wildflowers

    August 24, 2017
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    What do wildflowers look like? Wildflowers can be any native flowering plant, including tree, shrubs and herbage. Usually associated to form carpets of colours, such as those famous in Western Australia. Gum trees can turn snowy white, and drip with nectar, blue blur of bluebells growing on the edges of roads, golden blaze of wattles,… Read more »

  • Sturt’s Desert Rose: A rare find in Outback Queensland

    August 2, 2017
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    Guests on BOOBOOK Ecotours most recent Wheat, Wells and Wildlife Day Tour in Outback Queensland have been treated to views of one of the Roma region’s most spectacular wildflowers – Sturt’s Desert Rose, known scientifically as Gossypium sturtianum. It was a surprise for many guests to see this plant which is more often spotted within… Read more »

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