Wildlife of Greater Adelaide: Meet the Author

Meet the Author

Join us for an evening with James Smith, author of Wildlife of Greater Adelaide, as he talks about the history and content of the book and shares some of the stories of the animals found within the book.

The Wildlife of Greater Adelaide is the most comprehensive wildlife book ever published about Adelaide. It covers the Mount Lofty – Kangaroo Island region, one of the designated 15 diversity rich areas across Australia. The book is over 450 pages with 11 chapters on identification including a list of 468 species and over 470 photographs collected over a two year period. There are chapters on worms, molluscs, crustaceans, arachnids, myriapods, insects, fishes, frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals.


“It’s embarrassingly and tragically easy to be unaware of the natural treasures that are right under our noses. With this easy-to-use book, residents of Adelaide and environs no longer have any excuses!”

Dr Paul Willis, Director, Royal Institution of Australia.


When he’s not writing wildlife guidebooks, James Smith works at the SA Museum’s Discovery Centre where he identifies specimens for the public, educating them on their finds and inspiring others to learn more about our local species. James also runs fauNature, a company dedicated to assisting people in attracting and engaging with local wildlife.

There will be an opportunity to purchase copies of the book from James on the night.

This is a family-friendly event.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

March 29, 2017 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Joinery
Adelaide Sustainability Centre · · (08) 7123 2166

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