Spring Wildflower Rambles 11th October and 1st November 2020

Early Nancy, Wurmbea dioica, female flowers with swollen purplish ovaries left and male flowers with six anthers and purple nectar band right (W. Pix). Early Nancy dies back after seeding and re-shoots from rootstock after rain in autumn. It is one of the first flowers to appear in early spring hence its common name.

Explore the wildflowers that bloom in spring on two delightful walks with local ecologist Michael Doherty.

Enjoy the beauty of the Mount Majura reserve, its grasses, trees and views whilst you go and learn about the different species found in the grassy woodlands and open forest of the mountain.

First walk:

When: Sunday, 11 October 2020, from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Where: Meet at the car park nature park entrance Mackenzie Street roughly opposite Grayson Street in Hackett, click on this map to view the meeting point.

Second walk:

Bulbine (or Golden) Lily, Bulbine bulbosa (A. Clausen, Canberra Nature Map). After shedding seeds, the plants die back and re-shoot from the tuberous root after rain in winter. The tuberous roots were harvested and eaten roasted by the traditional custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people (Ngunnawal Plant Use (2014) ACT Government, Canberra).

When: Sunday, 1st November 2020, from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Where: Meet at the nature park entrance (volunteer registration point) Tay Street / Ian Nicol Street, The Fair, North Watson, click this map to view the meeting point.

Wear suitable clothing for the expected weather and comfortable and appropriate footwear.

Bring sun protection, a camera and magnifying glass if you have them.

An updated plant species list of Mount Majura / Mount Ainslie will be available for a gold coin donation.

Enquiries: secretary@majura.org

Hoary Sunray, Leucochrysum albicans, an endangered daisy flowering at Mt Majura’s northwest slope (W.Pix).


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