Neville Walsh is Senior Conservation Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. His work involves both plant identification and classification, and, conservation. Neville's roles include naming and describing new plant species and investigating how rare species can be conserved.
They can join friends groups – like Friends of Organ Pipes or Friends of Merri Creek and unlike my younger days, there’s heaps of great information available through the Internet. And of course, they can choose subjects that increase their general knowledge about biology, conservation and land management.