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APST - Wildflowers of Mt Wellington Identikit Booklet 2nd edition

Wildflowers of Mt Wellington is the first of a series of pocket size Tasmanian identikit booklets written by APST members, with botanically correct illustrations drawn and hand painted, also by APST members. This booklet covers over 60 Tasmanian species found in Wellington Park behind Hobart, nearly half of which are endemic to Tasmania. Copies are available from selected bookshops and some Tasmanian National Park visitor’s centres or through APST Hobart Group’s publication officer, tasnatflora@gmail.com

APST - Woodland Identikit Booklet 2nd edition

Woodland Wildflowers of Tasmania is the third of a series of pocket size Tasmanian identikit booklets written by APST members, with botanically correct illustrations drawn and hand painted, also by APST members. This booklet covers over 50 Tasmanian woodland species, several of which are endemic to Tasmania. Copies are available from selected bookshops and some Tasmanian National Park visitor’s centres or through APST Hobart Group’s publication officer, tasnatflora@gmail.com

Dick Burns - Geology and Landforms of Cradle Mountain


Our prolific author member, Dick Burns, has produced a companion book to his ‘Exploring the Flora of Cradle Mountain Day Walk Areas’ identikit booklet.

This excellent booklet:

  • lists the Geological Events in the Formation of Cradle Mountain,
  • has an easily understood Geology Primer,
  • discusses the formation of the Earth, the Earth’s Crust, the story of the Earth’s Crust and the Folding and Faulting of the Rock Beds with superb illustrations.

It then goes on to discuss the rocks of Cradle Mountain before detailing the Forming of Cradle Mountain with more beautiful illustrations.
This new book concludes with the ‘Geology along the popular tracks’ again with excellent pictures for illustrations.

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Dick Burns - Cradle Mt Identikit Booklet

Exploring the Flora of Cradle Mountain Day Walks Area is the first of a series of pocket size identikit booklets written by Dick Burns of the APST North West Group covering the significant and diverse flora of some of Tasmania’s National Parks. This booklet covers over 60 species found in the Cradle Mountain day walk area of the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park and most are illustrated with excellent photos accompanied by simple descriptions and locations in the Park. Copies of this new edition are available from selected bookshops and the Cradle Mountain Park Visitor Centre or direct from the author, postal address: 17 Deviation Road, Penguin, Tasmania 7316.

Dick Burns - Pathfinders in Tasmanian Botany Book

From the forward in Pathfinders in Tasmanian Botany: “This book developed from a series of interpretive panels in the Tasmanian Section of the Tasmanian Arboretum at Eugenana, north west Tasmania. The panels are adjacent to plants whose botanical names honour some person, with information on that person’s life and why they were recognised.” For many reasons, the information on the panels and the number of panels is limited, so Dick Burns has written a book that comprehensively profiles the most important people whose names have become part of Tasmanian flora’s botanical names. Written in easy to read style it is an excellent resource for students and Tasmanian plant enthusiasts alike. Sales of the book will support the Tasmanian Arboretum, a beautiful botanical haven at Eugenana, run and maintained by volunteers. Copies are available from selected bookshops and the Tasmanian Arboretum or direct from the author, postal address: 17 Deviation Road, Penguin, Tasmania 7316.

Dick Burns - Freycinet Identikit Booklet

A Guide to the Flora of Freycinet National Park is the second of a series of pocket size identikit booklets written by Dick Burns of the APST North West Group covering the significant and diverse flora of some of Tasmania’s National Parks. This booklet covers over 100 species found in the Freycinet National Park and most are illustrated with excellent photos accompanied by simple descriptions and locations in the Park. Copies are available from selected bookshops and the Freycinet Park Visitor Centre or direct from the author, postal address: 17 Deviation Road, Penguin, Tasmania 7316.

Dick Burns - Lake St Clair Identikit Booklet

The Diverse Flora of Lake St Claire Day Walk Area is the third of a series of pocket size identikit booklets written by Dick Burns of the APST North West Group covering the significant and diverse flora of some of Tasmania’s National Parks. This booklet covers over 60 species found in the Lake St Clair day walk area of the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park and most are illustrated with excellent photos accompanied by simple descriptions and locations in the Park. Copies are available from selected bookshops and the Cradle Mountain Park Visitor Centre or direct from the author, postal address: 17 Deviation Road, Penguin, Tasmania 7316.

Genevieve Gates and David Ratkowsky - A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi

This new (2014) book, published by the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc. is an excellent addition to any Australian Plant lover’s library. A pair to the Launceston Field Nat's - A Guide to Flowers and Plants of Tasmania, it is welcomed as the first easily read and used field Guide to Tasmanian fungi. It features over 600 species each with excellent descriptions and illustrated with beautiful photographs. While it covers indigenous species found in forests, bushlands and grasslands, it also includes introduced species found in parks, gardens, along roadsides and disturbed places. It comprehensively covers all groups of macrofungi including mushrooms, boletes, polypores, leather fungi, cup and disc fungi, puff balls etc. The key to the gilled fungi makes tracking down the species of a specimen of that large group much easier. This book’s A5 size makes it easy to carry into the field by hand, purse or backpack.