“ACCORDING to the official calendar it is still winter, but out in the bush all the world knows it is spring.” Amy Mack
I love reading Amy Mack’s observations. We were inspired to get out and see what we could find.
Amy’s quote from A Bush Calendar August is so true. We have just had a run of lovely warm weather this month. The bush knows its spring. Here is what we found on our bush hunt.
Above you can see my lovely daughter finding some wattle – Acacia Buxfolia, there is lots of this around
Pink and Red Callistemon (Bottle Brush)
Egg and Bacon Pea Flower
More wattle – Acacia floribunda this time. A cutting of that made it home to a vase.
We found a fair few freesias springing up in the bush. They are not meant to flower till September, so we were lucky to get a small handful for a vase. Now before you judge me for picking them – they are not natives to Australia. They were introduced as a garden plant from Africa.
And here is another flower that is now considered a weed in our bush. Morning Glory is an introduced species from North America.
August is a great time to start A Bush Calendar.
What have you seen in your neighbourhood? Please share your nature walk blog post for August.