Blooming Biodiversity Video

Here is a tone poem of visual images of Albany and the South West – just to get you in the mood for the ANPSA National Conference in 2019.  We’ll be adding in more flower footage as the season progresses, so that it is representative of the scenery at that time of year.  Link here.  Enjoy!

Blooming Biodiversity wildflower slideshow

Here are some amazing Western Australian wildflowers which, if all goes well, you might see on the ‘Blooming Biodiversity’ Conference tour. Photos by renowned artist and Society member Margaret Pieroni, who designed our Conference logo. See slideshow here.

While you are at it, why not register for Conference updates?  Or just keep checking back on our website, under the ‘ANPSA’ menu item at the top right of the page.

Darling Range NatureBase

Members of the Darling Range Branch of the Wildflower Society and the Naturalists Club have coordinated with Michael and Lesley Brooker to produce a ‘Darling Range Naturebase’ document which is a guide to plants and animals to be found in the area. You are free to download this wonderful reference guide at https://lesmikebrooker.weebly.com/flora-and-fauna.html or link here.  For more information about Darling Range Branch of the Wildflower Society, check out their page here.

Thank You, Tasmania

Thanks to the Australian Plant Society Tasmania for a wonderful conference!  They did a brilliant job and set a high standard for us to follow in 2019.  Wonderful tours, fantastic speakers, and even the weather was spectacular.  Thanks from all of the Western Australian attendees !

Holiday Greetings from the Wildflower Society

The Wildflower Society office will be officially closed from Friday 15 December 2017 and re-opening Tuesday 23 January 2018 – though some of us will be in and out over this Christmas period.

Our very best wishes to members and supporters for the Holiday Season!

 

Photo:  M Brundrett

Wildflower Society Members Update – December

The most recent monthly update from the Management Committee is now available on our website, access exclusively for Members only. Log in to the Members area and then the tab ‘Management Committee Updates.’ If you have any difficulties logging in to the system, please email our volunteer administrator at nmcl@westnet.com.au – we can reset your password, give you a simpler password, or guide you through the log-in procedure.  Link here.

My favourite wildflower reserves

Here is a list and brief description of bushland reserves I have either worked in or have visited recreationally.

 

1. Kings park

Kings park located near the city is a show of wildflowers from around western Australia. From the Kimberly to Albany and the inner deserts this park allows people the pleasure of seeing wildflowers from around the state. And the endangered species In those regions.

 

2. John forrest NP

John Forrest Np is a very large reserve of good quality jarrah forest located in Mundaring just on the Great Eastern Highway. Featuring several walk trails for  varying fitness levels, including A historic railway walk, a six hour trek and last but not least a scenic wildflower walk.

 

3.  Ellis brook reserve

Otherwise known as sixty foot falls, Ellis brook reserve is also located in the Perth hills. Here jarrah intersects with wandoo and salmon gum. Around the waterfall it becomes wet enough to allow native ferns to grow in the granite crevices

 

4. Wireless hill reserve

Wireless hill is a large reserve located in the middle of suburban Ardross. Featuring plenty of orchids and other wildflowers close to the very well made tracks, perfect for photo opportunities. The reserve is maintained by the very passionate Friends of Wireless Hill. So why don’t you go and help them out, enjoy wildflowers and make friends at the same time.

 

5. Lesmurdie falls

Very similar to Ellis brook reserve, with wandoo trees and featuring a waterfall. Lesmurdie falls also has a nice display of low shrub flowers on the higher ridges.

 

6. Mary street 212

Mary street 212 isn’t the actual name of the reserve in fact I don’t think it has any official name. mary street is an out of the way, not very prominent wildflower reserve located in Wanneroo . A small reserve it is actually in extremely good condition and is an excellent place for wildflower photography.

 

7. Kensington bushland

Kensington bushland located within walking distance of the West Australian Herbarium is an example of Banksia woodland on Perth’s Bassendean soils. Here you will see abundant stands of Banksia and a thick shrub layer.

 

8. Shenton park

Formerly used as a rubbish tip, Shenton park bushland  is a very nice patch of remnant bushland located a few kilometres from the coast. In addition to the untouched bush areas, extensive revegetation works have been made to rehabilitate the bushland area.

 

You should also check out the wildflower reserve lists on the wildflower society website for maps and more information.

–          Mathew Woods

Wildflower Society Members Update – September

The most recent monthly update from the Management Committee is now also available on our website, access exclusively for Members only. Log in to the Members area and then the tab ‘Management Committee Updates.’ If you have any difficulties logging in to the system, please email our volunteer administrator at nmcl@westnet.com.au – we can reset your password, give you a simpler password, or guide you through the log-in procedure.  Link here.

There are Wildflower Shows everywhere!

Check out all the Wildflower Shows in country towns. We have the upcoming 5 shows on our Wildflower Display page here.  However, to see the full listing for the season you will need to go to our Events Calendar here.

Have a marvelous spring season!