Plants just grew on her
INFECTIOUS enthusiasm for wildflowers, native grasses and other wonders of the natural world inspired a South Australian botanist to self-publish a popular guide book and run countless workshops.
Today Ann Prescott, 66, of Myrtle Bank, will be awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her service to conservation and the environment.
Her passion for plants can be traced back to the age of three at the moment when her mother Josephine Prescott, now 94, showed her a beautiful bough of wattle in bloom, hanging over a fence.
“I’ve been very lucky I've been able to make an interest into a career,” Ms Prescott said.
Ms Prescott graduated from Adelaide University with first class honours in botany.
She is a passionate advocate for grasslands, and known for her popular book, It’s Blue with Five Petals: Wildflowers of the Adelaide Region.