Snappers can help build wildflower library

Staff Volunteer Kerstin Koeller
Staff Volunteer Kerstin Koeller

The Department of Parks and Wildlife has appealed to park visitors to submit photos for its flora and fauna database.

Volunteer co-ordinator Ciara McIlduff said the entire community could help with the project.

‘We have a shortage of images of plants so we are asking people in our community to help by taking photos of our wildflowers and sending them to us,’ Ms McIlduff said.

‘Anyone providing images should be aware that Parks and Wildlife may use the images in its future publications, materials and websites.

‘Where possible, the photographer will be credited.’

As wildflower species vary depending on each habitat, Ms McIlduff said providing the rough location where the flowers were found would be helpful to identifying the species.

‘When sending in your photos, please let us know whether you found the flowers in the main recreation area, on a specific walk trail or near one of the caves,’ she said.

‘People could send an additional image of the environment in which the specimen is found.’

Park visitors can send their wildflower images, sized less than 2MB, with the name of the photographer and date taken, to Yanchep@dpaw.|wa.gov.au.