The 2019-2020 bushfires were an unprecedented fire event for Australia. You are probably familiar with the emergency responses to wildlife, but you may know less about the recovery actions and response for threatened flora. This information session brings together 5 ecologists from south-east NSW who will share with you a snapshot of some of their observations of threatened flora recovery from the Southern Highlands to Bredbo.
The response of plant species to fire events is complex and varies between species. Some are well adapted to fire, and others are less so. Their recovery is also influenced by many factors that may vary between populations, including, fire frequency, intensity, season, interactions with other threats in the landscape, and post fire climatic conditions. While this work is ongoing, we aim to share with you some of our positive fire recovery stories, and recovery actions being undertaken in south-east NSW under the NSW Saving our Species program.
Our 5 speakers will share some of their observations across five 10-minute talks. Species to be discussed are:
• Bredbo Gentian (Gentiana bredboensis)
• Thick Lip Spider Orchid (Caladenia tessellata)
• Illawarra Irene (Irenepharsus trypherus)
• Superb Midge Orchid (Genoplesium superbum)
• Mittagong Geebung (Persoonia glaucescens)
There will be 10-minutes for questions at the end.