This blog is about plants and pollinators, not me.

However, for some context: my name is Dr K. David Mackay. I am an ecologist, conservationist, natural historian, and botanical artist (

My current research focus is on threatened plant species and their pollinators, pollinator recovery after fire, range shifts in plant species in response to climate change…

What People Say

Note to postgrad students:

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J. K. Rowling

“The frequency, almost regularity, with which pollen is transported by insects from flower to flower, often from a considerable distance, well deserves attention.”

Charles Darwin

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