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THE Australian Plant Society's annual get together, hosted by the Coffs Harbour District Group, was recently held on the Coffs Coast.

Themed, Rainforest Riches Revealed, the two-day event attracted 128 people from all over the state who enjoyed a Welcome to Country by Gumbaynggrrir elder Uncle Mark Flanders followed by a range of interesting presentations given by passionate, knowledgeable guest speakers.

After a social lunch it was off to enjoy a guided-walk through the rainforest sections in the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden our beautiful Botanic Garden with another social get together in the evening.

Sunday morning began bird walk along Coffs Creek where more than 30 bird species including the Sacred Kingfisher, Rainbow Bee-Eater and the Noisy Pitta Bird, were identified.

A visit to Coramba to view a group member's garden and native plant nursery, a trip to the Coramba Nature Reserve to learn more about rainforest trees from local experts and another outing to a garden in Kungala rounded out a weekend of making new friends, sharing experiences and learning about our rainforest heritage on the Coffs Coast.

Would you like to learn more about this local group?

The Australian Plant Society Coffs Harbour will meet Tuesday at 10am at the Botanic Garden. Details see facebook facebook.com/nativeplantsCH/ or 6656 1254



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