workshops

Mike Olsen is one of the most fortunate field botanists  – with decades of experience learning from
Indigenous people and other learned mentors.

Mike has used his extensive field knowledge to offer
field based workshops to share his passion with other like-minded people of all backgrounds.

These courses are unique as they emphasize the development of field knowledge and skills rather than purely technical learning

Planned Workshops

The following workshops are also available, with dates to be confirmed once minimum participants numbers are reached.

To enquire about these workshops and available dates, please email Dr. Mike Olsen on info@wildlandscapelearning.com.au

Workshop – Peas – Friends and Foes

Dates TBA – please enquire Learn about the remarkable and diverse grass family, the Poaceae.  Many are daunted by the identification of these plants, but there are useful short cuts in the field. Learn of these and the many beneficial grasses as well as those that have become established here that cause us grief as

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Workshop – Ecological Experience – New Caledonia

Learn about the remarkable landscapes and flora (and even fauna) of New Caledonia (which is endemic and remnants of the Gondwanan biota). The field workshop will look at Conifers such as Acmopyle pancheri; Agathis spp., Araucaria spp., Callitris spp., Dacrycarpus viellardii, Dacrydium spp., Falcatifolium taxoides; Gymnostoma spp., Libocedrus spp., Neocallitropsis pancheri and Parasitaxus ustus (the

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Workshop – Rainforest Trees and Shrubs – The Red Book 2023

Dates and locations TBA Learn about the remarkable rainforest flora of Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and subtropical Queensland (many of which are remnants of the Gondwanan flora). The field workshop will look at how to identify the rainforest trees and shrubs of the local subtropical and temperate rainforest. It will also provide the skills

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Workshop – Friends and Foes – the Grasses 2023

Dates and locations TBA Learn about the remarkable and diverse grass family, the Poaceae. Many are daunted by the identification of these plants, but there are useful short cuts in the field. Learn of these and the many beneficial grasses as well as those that have become established here that cause us grief as land

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Workshop – Friends and Foes – the Daisies 2023

Dates and locations TBA Learn about the remarkable and diverse daisy family, the Asteraceae. Many are daunted by the identification of these plants, but there are useful short cuts in the field. Learn of these and the many beneficial daisies as well as those that have become established here that cause us grief as land

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Workshop – Rainforest Vines

Dates and locations TBA Learn about the remarkable rainforest flora of Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and subtropical Queensland (many of which are remnants of the Gondwanan flora). The field workshop will look at how to identify the rainforest vines of subtropical and temperate rainforest across eastern Australia. It will also provide the skills to

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