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89yo orchid hunter still loves searching for Mother Nature's treasures

When Ray Garstone is on the hunt for orchids, the 89-year-old moves through the bush like a person half his age.

The retired Great Southern farmer has looked for orchids since his childhood and been photographing them for 30 years.

Armed with his trusty camera and binoculars, Mr Garstone is also an enthusiastic bird watcher and lover of wildflowers in general.

"Seeing the bush in its natural state is one of life's greatest pleasures," he said.

"I know this isn't going to be here forever; the weeds are starting to invade it and people are coming and cutting firewood.

"But it's still very good, still worth coming to look at."

Read more at ABC (Tom Edwards)


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