Wild Hunter

Join Head Hunters and other plant enthusiasts on field trips and practical excursions into the wild. They’ll share their adventures with you in a variety of formats and media. 

A Peaceful Green Sanctuary

A Peaceful Green Sanctuary

by Head Hunter Chris Lang 1. Location details, where is it, how did you get there, how remote is this location?: St Luke’s Cemetery in the Tasmanian midlands farming township of Bothwell is home, along with a number of other rare and threatened s...
Researching Interesting Edibles

Researching Interesting Edibles

by Head Hunter Paulette Whitney 1. Location details: I go plant hunting at the library and on the internet! Blogs like Radix , Emma the Gardener ,  or  The Veggie Patch Reimagined provide information and inspiration. Online relationships w...
The Trek for the Mountain Rhododendron

The Trek for the Mountain Rhododendron

  by Head Hunter Ian Chalk Witnessing the peak flowering time for rhododendrons in Nepal is an unforgettable experience. In April, 2008, my wife Jenny and I joined a trek to the Ghorepani region in the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains...
Treetop Studies in the Coastal Evergreen Rainforests

Treetop Studies in the Coastal Evergreen Rainforests

by Head Hunter YD Bar-Ness 1. Location details: This research project took place in the Northwestern USA forests of spruce, hemlock, and cedar, in the southwestern corner of Washington State.  These are some of the very largest trees in ...
Carnivorous Plants of the South American Sky Islands

Carnivorous Plants of the South American Sky Islands

 by Head Hunter Darren Cullen Location details, where is it, how did you get there, how remote is this location?  In January/February of 2009, I was invited to travel to Venezuela as part of an expedition to explore numerous of the local “tepuis”, or ta...
A Chopper Ride into the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

A Chopper Ride into the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

By Head Hunter James Wood Collecting in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. The Denison Range, just above Lake Rhona. 1. Location details, where is it, how did you get there, how remote is this location? Denison Range, just above Lake...
Sacred Trees of India

Sacred Trees of India

by Head Hunter YD Bar-Ness Imagine a single living banyan tree that stretches two hundred metres across, old enough that it may be the site where Alexander's army camped. Imagine a mango tree with 312 varieties of fruit grafted onto a single...
Seed Collecting at Mt Anne

Seed Collecting at Mt Anne

by Head Hunter David Reid Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens staff member David Reid collecting seed of Oreobolus oligocephalus  (Redsheath Cushionsedge) near Mt Sarah Jane, Southwest National Park, Tasmania. As usual, David is laying down on ...
The Hunt for the Macquarie Island Azorella

The Hunt for the Macquarie Island Azorella

By Head Hunter Natalie Tapson Location details, where is it, how did you get there, how remote is this location? : Plant hunting on Macquarie Island – Subantarctic Macquarie Island is a tiny speck in the Southern Ocean, 1500km below Tasmania. I...