Some of the areas to see wildflowers in our area are the Winnejup Reserve, Hester Forest, Greenbushes, and Maslin Reserve. Come into the Visitor Centre in Bridgetown and pick up a free copy of our Walk Trails booklet whick has maps of the Hester Forest and Greenbushes walks trails or pick up your free copy of the Wildflower Holiday Guide.
These wildflowers can be seen from the road - Hovea, Honeybush, Hibertia (buttercups) Hardenbergia (native wisteria), Heath (both white & pink), Holly Flame Pea, Coral Creeper and Clematis.
You will have noticed a bush with white flowers all along the stems, this is Tagasaste (tree lucerne) and is not a native plant. The other plants considered a pest are bridal creeper, lavender, watsonia and freesia.
PLEASE TAKE EXTRA CARE AS THE WEATHER WARMS UP AS SNAKES WILL BE EMERGING FROM THEIR HIBERNATION. YOU SHOULD WEAR CLOSED IN SHOES IF YOU ARE WALKING IN THE BUSH
As more wildflowers bloom a list of what is out and where to see them will be added to this site.
WILDFLOWER WATCH -
The following wildflowers have been sighted this week
BROCKMAN HIGHWAY - Hardenbergia (native wisteria), hovea, wattles, beard heath, yellow flags, karri hazel and hakea
MASLIN RESERVE (Peninsula Rd, park your car on the side of the road just before the Maslin Reserve sign and walk into the bush area) hardenbergia, clematis, donkey orchids, hibertia, cotton heads, yellow buttons, banjine, purple tassel, beard heath, red ink sundew, lechenaultia, dampiera, telratheca (small pink bell shape flower). Drive along Peninsula Road to Maslin Street for a magnificant display of coral creeper (left hand side). Take care when walking in this reserve as there is a lot of broken glass in some areas (it was a former rubbish dump).
HESTER FOREST Walk Trail No. 2 - reports of sightings of quite a few wildflowers including hardenbergia (native wisteria)
RIVER WALK - hardenbergia,
HESTER FOREST Walk Trail No.1 - cowslips & donkey orchids
WINNEJUP RESERVE -