Australian Geographic Host Danah Leary

Tasmanian botanist Danah Leary grew up with prehistoric rainforests and majestic dolerite mountains as her home. She drew early inspiration from the fieldwork of her parents. Later, it would be extensive overseas travel that fuelled her passion for places of cultural and natural significance.

Danah studied Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania before qualifying as a horticulturist and completing her studies in conservation. From a young age Danah drew botanical art, deriving endless inspiration from the endemic alpine plants, fungi and fish seen along the way.

Her passion for botany grew with each trip she guided on the Overland Track. She holds a special interest in alpine flora and the symbiotic relationships that have developed over many years.

Join her on Coastal Treks of Tasmania, 18 January 2025.