Wild Plants of Sydney 
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Find out how to answer specific flora questions
These are step-by-step examples of some of the tasks that Wild Plants of Sydney and Surrounds is designed to perform. 
Each tutorial has a Web and Desktop example.


Web Desktop

Tutorial 1 (PDF 2.7 Mb )

Investigate Angophora hispida (Dwarf Apple).

  • Find the plant in Wild Plants of Sydney.

  • View full-sized photographs of the species

  • Print a combined photograph, written description and distribution map of the species.

  • Plot the distribution of the species on a map of the Sydney area .

  • Export that map as a PDF document.

  • Display the same distribution on a map high resolution map centred south-west of Sydney.

The products of this task should be:

  • A printed page with a photograph, written description and distribution map of  Angophora hispida

  • A printed page or saved PDF document with the distribution of Angophora hispida plotted as one-minute grids on a map of Sydney and surrounds.

Tutorial 1 (PDF 2.0 Mb )

Investigate Angophora hispida (Dwarf Apple).

  • Find the plant in Wild Plants of Sydney.

  • View full-sized photographs of the species

  • Print a combined photograph, written description and distribution map of the species.

  • Plot the distribution of the species on a map of the Sydney area .

  • Export that map as a Windows Metafile (WMF) document.

  • Display the same distribution on a map high resolution map centred south-west of Sydney.

The products of this task should be:

  • A printed page with a photograph, written description and distribution map of  Angophora hispida

  • A printed page or saved WMF document with the distribution of Angophora hispida plotted as one-minute grids on a map of Sydney and surrounds.

Tutorial 2 (PDF 1.8 Mb)

Investigate the flora of the Royal National Park.

  • Find the location of the Royal National Park, south of Sydney.

  • Sketch a search area around the park (with a buffer).

  • Summarise a list of all plant species found in the search area.

  • Save the list as a PDF document.

The products of this task should be:

  • A PDF document containing a list, in alphabetic order, of all species found in the Royal National Park

 

Tutorial 2 (PDF 1.6 Mb)

Investigate the flora of the Royal National Park.

  • Find the location of the Royal National Park, south of Sydney.

  • Sketch a search area around the park (with a buffer).

  • Summarise a list of all plant species found in the search area.

  • Save the list as a Rich Text document.

The products of this task should be:

  • A Rich Text document containing a list, in alphabetic order, of all species found in the Royal National Park

Tutorial 3 (PDF 2.5 Mb)

You are in a patch of rainforest near Clifton, on the NSW coast, and you see a scrambling plant with small, orange, fleshy fruit. You check your GPS for a geographic location (MGA/UTM or lat-long). Use this location and identification aids in WPSyd to determine the species identity.

  • Find the location in WPSyd using the GPS coordinates.

  • Create a circular search area around the location with a radius of 3 km.

  • Summarise a list of all plant species found in the search area.

  • Use the identification filters to select characters 'Scrambler/Climber' and 'Fleshy Fruit'.

  • View the results and examine each plant photograph and description to determine which is the best fit

The products of this task should be:

  • A PDF file showing a photograph, description and distribution map of Eustrephus latifolius (Wombat Berry).

Tutorial 3 (PDF 3.0 Mb)

You are in a patch of rainforest near Clifton, on the NSW coast, and you see a scrambling plant with small, orange, fleshy fruit. You check your GPS for a geographic location (MGA/UTM or lat-long). Use this location and identification aids in WPSyd to determine the species identity.

  • Find the location in WPSyd using the GPS coordinates.

  • Create a circular search area around the location with a radius of 3 km.

  • Summarise a list of all plant species found in the search area.

  • Use the identification filters to select characters 'Scrambler' and 'Fleshy Fruit'.

  • View the results and examine each plant photograph and description to determine which is the best fit

The products of this task should be:

  • A printed page showing a photograph, description and distribution map of Eustrephus latifolius (Wombat Berry).