Dan Carmody ‘Being on Christmas Island: Ranger, Reforestation and Other Experiences This Year’

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Thursday, 2 October 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ranger Dan will talk about working with the ANBG and Parks Australia team on programs for the study and care of Christmas Island’s native plants. Christmas Island has more than 200 native plants species, and about half of the island’s plants are not known elsewhere in Australia.

Dan Carmody always been fascinated by and interested in the natural world. He spent most of his youth outdoors, especially at his family’s farm. He has been working as a ranger at the ANBG for over five years. The ANBG is a nice place to work and Dan feels lucky that he gets to share his passion for native flora and fauna with the public. During his time at the Gardens Dan has been to WA on a Bush Blitz field trip and has also worked on Christmas Island in the rehabilitation program and ranger team. The ANBG ranger role is multifaceted, involving many different and interesting tasks. Dan’s goal is to be able to work with as many as the Parks as he can and bring that experience into his role at the Gardens.