Who’s Been Eating My Plants?

Not Goldilocks, that’s for sure

Bronwen Scott
3 min readJul 6, 2023

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Norton’s Oak (Helicia nortoniana, Proteaceae) looking more oak-like thanks to the work of an small herbivore. © Bronwen Scott

Due to a combination of factors — weather, depleted potting mix, pests — my plant collection is suffering. I’ve had several deaths, particularly of Proteaceae, which prefer to be in the soil not in pots, and a few other species are looking peaky. I need a place of my own where they can be free.

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Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com