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Jolanda Keeble: when is the best time to see the wildflowers at Hi Vallee Farm?
February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$3.00
Hi Vallee Farm, Badgingarra is a 2,000 hectare sheep and wheat farm located about 250 km NNW of Perth in the northern Kwongan sandplains of Western Australia – it is a highly biodiverse area.
The property is run by Don and Joy Williams who have ensured that 400 ha of the land has been left untouched as native vegetation. This area contains some of the greatest botanical diversity in the world – with the native vegetation containing many rare and priority flora – rendering it of very high conservation value.
The vegetation of the Northern Kwongan Sandplains is known Australia-wide and further afield throughout the world for its particularly high floristic diversity and levels of endemism. The area surrounding the remnant Kwongan vegetation complex contains a gently undulating landscape of low hills and rises, with the remnant vegetation block itself containing a very prominent upland area with ‘break-aways’.
Jolanda Keeble has been documenting the flora of Hi Vallee Farm for some seven years. Jolanda will share her passion and knowledge about the flora and vegetation communities, including the best times to see the many protected flora species found on the farm.
Photo: Hakea neurophylla