Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Bribie Island bursts into spring colour

Beautiful flowers are appearing in the bush once more, thanks to the increasing length of our daylight hours heading into spring.

Last weekend, I sought out blossoms at two of my favourite places from the past year, Dawn Road Reserve at Albany Creek, and Bribie Island National Park at Woorim.

Dawn Road patron Trina McLellan has written a wonderful account of what we found together at Albany Creek on Saturday, that you can read here.

Sunday's Bribie adventure was a solo occasion, however, and I spent most of the morning in the wallum heath beyond McMahon Street, protected as part of the island's National Park.

Walking a few kilometres down the gravel road, I came to a small sandy track branching off to the east that I had been wanting to explore better for quite some time.

The first flowering shrub I came across was the wallum hakea (Hakea actites).

Wallum hakea, Woorim.