Welcome to The Plant Press

As a research botanist, a plant press is a simple, yet essential tool. This blog aims to provide news on botanical discoveries, natural history and Australian science - hopefully it to will become an essential tool!

The author grew up on a cattle station in the remote north Kimberley of Western Australia and continues to research this remote wilderness from his current base in Canberra. With a focus on plant systematics (the naming and classification of plants), the author engages with many diciplines, and this blog will post news on all manner of natural history stories form Australia and expeditions abroad.

The photograph shows a plant press, overflowing with botanical specimens, at the end of a steaming hot day in the remote Bonaparte Archipelago in the far-north Kimberley.