The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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The next morning we left our Perth hotel slightly before dawn. Our driver to the nearby Jandakot Airport was also our pilot for the morning, and after fuel calculations based upon our weight and luggage, etc., we flew in a four-seat prop plane 30 km to the offshore island of Rottnest.

Beth and I spent the day on the island hiking and bicycling (no cars are allowed on the island). No carnivorous plants were seen, although I kept my eyes open for the Drosera ramellosa rumoured to occur there. But it was really a "Beth day", with the focus on birding and not on carnivorous plants. Rottnest is famous because it has a large population of small diurnal marsupials called quokkas (Setonix brachyurus). They are really cute.

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Revised: December 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005