Ian Fraser is a Canberra-based professional naturalist and writer who is the author of eight books on local natural history, most recently Birds in their Habitats, journeys with a naturalist, CSIRO Publishing 2018. He ran the educational Environment Tours nature based tours program from 1984 to 2015 and was the voice of natural history on local ABC radio for 24 years. The ABC in 2004 produced a four-CD set of his ‘Around the Bush Capital’ series. In 2001 he won the Australian Plants Award, Australian Native Plants Association, professional category and in 2006 he was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion. In 2012 he launched the natural history blog ‘Ian Fraser, Talking Naturally’, at http://ianfrasertalkingnaturally.blogspot.com.au/ He claims no expertise and has no natural history favourites – except for birds and orchids… In 2018 he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for ‘services to conservation and the environment’
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