Last Sunday I managed to escape the house and go for a walk in my local reserve to learn about biodiversity in my area and to see the wondrous native flowers in full bloom now that spring has finally sprung! It feels like winter went on forever this year.
The bush reserve is only ten minutes from my house, but since the kids have arrived I haven’t managed to go bush walking like I used to…bush tracks are not pram or stroller friendly after all. Though it’s something I look forward to sharing with them when they are older.
It was so lovely to learn about the plants in my area and to discover how I could help protect the reserve. It is so important to try and educate as many people as possible about the importance of protecting the endangered flora existing right on our doorstep.
Here are some photos from the day so you can see some of the wondrous and spectacular wildflowers. For those of you not living in Australia, our wildflowers can look a bit out of this world. Unfortunately I can’t remember all the common names for the flowers, let alone the Latin terms. Enjoy!