Buttercup doubletail orchid - a fine collaboration

What happens when an artist and an ecologist get talking about orchids?

Buttercup doubletail orchid (Diuris aequalis)

Saving our Species Threatened Species Officer Anna Murphy and Blue Mountains-based artist Freedom Wilson have formed a strong friendship through their common interest in conservation and the beauty of nature.

To commemorate Threatened Species Day and Biodiversity Month in September 2018, Anna and Freedom collaborated on a project featuring the endangered Buttercup doubletail orchid (Diuris aequalis). Their work included a guided walk and art exhibition with the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. See how their project began and blossomed.