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Wildflower Report

Published: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 at 1:38:58 PM

Midwest Wildflower Report - 7 August 2018 

CHAPMAN RIVER WALK:

Guided walks along the river on the northern edge of Geraldton are offered either Saturday or Sunday by the Chapman River Friends. Ask the Visitor Centre Staff for details.

CHAPMAN VALLEY:

Orchids are still about two weeks away around the Anglican Church at Nanson.

Carpets of pink and white Everlastings are found all the way along Chapman Valley Rd between Naraling and Yuna townsite, along the railway reserve and throughout Wandana Reserve.

Roadside from the golf club to Yuna townsite have lots of Everlastings and white Pom Poms.

Road verges approx. 7kms east of Yuna townsite, pink Everlastings, Two Leaf Hakea flowering and white Pom Poms.

Pockets of colour can also be found continuing along Yuna-Tenindewa road.

KALBARRI:

Huge variety of flowers in the Kalbarri National Park – inland gorges as well as the coastal strip. The Kalbarri Visitor Centre publish a comprehensive report on the Kalbarri wildflowers, so pop in and see the team there.

TENENDIWA:

Off the Geraldton to Mt Magnet Road, turn off at 80km mark and head up the road to Yuna. Approximately 1km to the Pioneer Well sign and turn in. A good coverage of Everlastings.  

MULLEWA:

The Wildflower Walk in Mullewa is a must! Approx. 3kms in length, start from opposite the caravan park and not long into the walk look for the orchid sign where there are several clumps of green Snail Orchids. Orange marker tape identifies orchid sites. Also see Sundews, Acacias, Eremophilas, Everlastings, and a variety of bushes and shrubs.

Old Mingenew Road near the Golf Course is worth a visit for Wilsons Gravillea, Pom Poms and Acacias.

Around the Butterabby area is yellow and white Pom Poms with small patches of pink Everlastings.

Call at the Mullewa Information Centre for updates. Mullewa Caravan Park is a great place to stay. Booking options online www.visitgeraldton.com.au by phoning the Geraldton Visitor Centre 9956 6670 or in person at 246 Marine Tce (open Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm & Sat-Sun 9.00am-1.00pm) or Mullewa Council Office (Mon-Fri 8.00am-4.30pm).

PINDAR:

To find the Wreath Flowers head east 30kms of Mullewa and turn in at Pindar. Turn left on the Pindar-Berringarra road and proceed 10kms north on the dirt road. There are signs along the way. Lots of healthy wreath flowers on both sides of the road. Looking better every day! Please park carefully and exercise caution as trucks use this road.

CANNA:

An orchid hotspot with more appearing inc. Spider, Donkey, Ant, Pink Candy and Snail Orchids. Check out the dam and walk area. Great overnight camping behind the fire brigade shed with toilets and shower. Donations welcome.

COALSEAM CONSERVATION PARK:

Great geological features with many areas of assorted Everlastings and flowering shrubs. Well worth a visit! Camp amongst the Everlastings with the Parks and Wildlife Service camp hosts now onsite.    

DEPOT HILL:

Patches of pink Everlastings, Orchids and Thryptomene shrubs along the Firing Range Path.

ROADSIDES:

Along the roadsides as you travel, look out for Pink Pokers, Hibbertias, Banksias, Acacias and Thryptomenes.

LESUEUR NATIONAL PARK:

Inland from Jurien Bay, this National Park has an amazing variety of bush flowers and is a must as you explore the Indian Ocean Drive.

BRAND HIGHWAY:

Bush flowers both sides of the highway around Eneabba to Badgingarra. Western Flora Caravan Park is a great hotspot and place to stay (9955 2030). Hi Vallee Farm tours are also exceptionally good (9652 3035). Brochures available at the Geraldton Visitor Centre                                        

If you see some amazing flowers on your journey, please let us know so we can share with other wildflower enthusiast!

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