Books

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Fungi Pocket guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South West Western Australia

By Sapphire McMullan-Fisher and Katrina Syme

Published 2018 $5.00
Contains 91 common mushrooms and other fungi from South West WA with images from the region: Kalbarri to Ravensthorpe, including Perth and the south west Capes.
Shower proof and light so you can take it out in the field.
Available from WA Naturalists’ Club Meetings, Fungi events, Club office or members who are Fungi Leaders

 


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Identification and Ecology of Southwest Australian Orchids.
A User-friendly Guide

By Mark Brundrett

Published 2014 $55.00

This field guide to temperate West Australian orchids is designed to be user friendly by limiting the use of terminology in keys and using visual guides to species, but also aims to make identification as accurate as possible. For each species, a brief description focuses on defining features with the majority of space used for photos that clearly show identifying features. There are over 1500 photographs including many focus-stacked images that reveal intricate floral details. It also provides detailed information on the pollination, ecology, cultivation, conservation and taxonomy of these orchids.


A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the Rockingham Offshore Islands and Cape Peron.

By A. Motherwell (Chairman)

Published 1988 $11.00

This Guide describes and illustrates the flora and fauna (including marine life) of Garden Island, the offshore islands of Shoalwater Bay and Cape Peron. It also includes Tern Island, a recently vegetated islet in Safety Bay. A rich diversity of wildlife is illustrated and attention is drawn to the importance of the area with regard to breeding of species such as the Little Penguin.
The special role of the islands is emphasized by the survival on Garden Island of the Tammar Wallaby, together with several species of trees, plants and bush birds, all of which are absent from the immediate mainland. The main factors favouring their survival are the absence of regular burning, and of predators such as the fox and feral cat. The communities of Garden Island may represent the balance of flora and fauna which existed on the mainland prior to European settlement. Five sections are included: plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and marine life.


The Dragonflies (Odonata) of South-western Australia.

By J.A.L. Watson 1962

A guide to the identification, ecology, distribution and affinities of larvae and adults.

$3.85 Dragonflies of South-Western Australia Handbook No. 7 


A Guide to the Coastal Flora of South-western Australia.

(2nd edition). By G.G. Smith

$8.80 A Guide to the Coastal Flora of South-western Australia Handbook No. 10

 


The Natural History of the Wongan Hills.

By K.F. Kenneally (Co-ordinator) Published 1977, 108 p.

A detailed natural history of the region including a listing of every bird, mammal and species of flora that anyone had ever found in the area.
PREFACE
Narrative and Environment of the Survey
History of the Wongan Hills
The Flora
Mammals
Birds
Amphibians and Reptiles
Spiders

 

  $6.60 (Free to members)  Handbook No. 11


Mangroves of Western Australia.

By V. Semeniuk, K.F. Kenneally and P. G. Wilson. Published 1978

$6.60 Mangroves of Western Australia Handbook No. 12


A Naturalists’ Guide to Perth.

By B.M.J. Hussey, M. Southwell-Keely and J.M. Start

$11.00 A Naturalists' Guide to Perth Handbook No. 13


Pollination in Western Australia
– A Database of Animals Visiting Flowers.

By E.M. Brown, A.H. Burbidge, J. Dell, D. Edinger, S.D. Hopper and R.T. Wills. 1997

$27.50 Pollination in Western Australia Handbook No. 15

This book of over 450 pages, lists 4,000 records of birds, insects and mammals visiting native plants. It is an invaluable reference for gardeners and bush regenerators interested in planting native plants to attract pollinators. The records have been compiled statewide and many naturalists have contributed their own unpublished observations. General chapters discuss pollination biology and the data records are arranged in several tables for easy reference.


Growing Locals: Gardening with Local Plants in Perth.

By R. Powell & J. Emberson. Illustrated by wildlife artist S. Tingay.
*** Out of Print ***

 $21.45 Growing Locals: Gardening with Local Plants in Perth

The definitive guide to growing local native plants in the Perth region. In its third printing.
This book:-

  • explains the value of local plants
  • deals with planning, establishing and managing your garden
  • describes how to observe plants and their response to their environment
  • discusses the associations between plants and animals
  • includes a list of virtually all the plant species of the Perth region, showing where they grow
  • suggests where to see examples of Perth’s different plant communities

“a handy reference to the fast disappearing treasury of local plants that is around us … practical information on how we can take positive steps to preserve it and the other unique life forms that surround us” – John Colwill

“wonderfully informative”, “inspiring” – Bush Telegraph (Zanthorrea Nursery)