Lesley Corbett is a writer and a keen gardener who lives in the Perth hills, in the southwest region of Western Australia. Late one night she looked out the window and saw flames in State forest, not far from where she lives. The fire had been deliberately lit. Determined to make her garden more firesafe, she began researching plant flammability. Safer Gardens is the result of that research. This is citizen science. Lesley does not have a scientific background but became very familiar with the subject in the years she spent researching plant flammability.