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Gardening + Flora

Flora (Oxford Dictionary)

noun

the plants of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.

  • A book or other work detailing the plants of a particular region or habitat.

plural noun: florae; plural noun: floras

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5 Minute Nature Stories

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5 Minute Nature Stories
By Gabby Dawnay, Mona K

Discover the interconnectedness of nature with this tabbed, non-fiction story collection. Written by science writer and poet Gabby Dawnay, each read-aloud story celebrates everyday miracles in a woodland. A gift to inform and delight the youngest nature lovers.

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The Book of Australian Trees

The Book of Australian Trees

Inga Simpson, Alicia Rogerson

Trees tell stories about places. Australia has some of the tallest, oldest, fattest and most unusual trees in the world. They have changed over thousands of years, adapting to this continent's deserts, mountains, and coasts. Many have found clever ways of dealing with drought and fire.

Their leaves, flowers and seeds are food for birds, insects and mammals. Old trees have lots of hollows, which make good homes for possums, sugar gliders, birds and bees. But trees aren't just important for other animals, we need them too. What trees breathe out, we breathe in. They are a vital part of the Earth's ecosystems.

When you first stand in a forest, the trees all seem the same. But if you look more closely, they are each a little different, like people. This book is a love song to Australian trees, from the red ironbark to the grey gum, the Moreton Bay fig to the Queensland bottle tree.

inga simpson

Inga Simpson is an Australian novelist and nature writer.

She grew up in central west NSW, and has lived in Canberra, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast hinterland. She has now settled on the far south coast of NSW.

"When you first stand in a forest, the trees all seem the same. But if you look more closely, they are each a little different, like people."

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