True Stories research commences at CSIRO Discovery Centre arranging meetings and visits to the Biological Collections and Research Facilities located in Canberra. The Re-Imaging Nature exhibition and the subsequent artist’s floor talk are a valuable opportunity to introduce the project and highlight imaging as central to the purpose of the residency. The Collections are extensive and first visits offer an insight into the fundamental nature of their role and the scope of research that they support in CSIRO. With the Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) in Tasmania on the agenda for later in there residency, I begin with the most immediate in Canberra: the Australian the National Wildlife Collection (ANWC), National Insect Collection (ANIC) and National Herbarium (ANH), Australian National Botanic Garden, the Australian Plant Phenomics Centre and the National Soil Archive. For a later date are —the Australian Tree Seed; Living Microalge; Air ; Wood inhabiting Fungi and Dadswell Memorial Wood Collection.