10 September 2018
September is the international Month of Biodiversity, which promotes protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world. To raise awareness, the City’s annual Wildflower Walk will feature artwork from artists Michaela Perryman and Jane Li, who have captured, drawn and painted the unique beauty of local wildflowers.
The Wildflower Walk will be held on Sunday 16 September, with the Murdoch Branch of the Wildflower Society. This will also be an opportunity for people to experience artwork that will be situated along the Wildflower Walk Path, allowing them to observing nature from a different perspective.
Mayor Carol Adams said “the addition of the artwork creates a new way to discover and experience our landscape at a time when the bushland is alive with wildlife and wildflowers.”
“The events over biodiversity month provide a unique opportunity for the community to engage with experts in the field and learn about the diversity in flora and fauna that exists right here in Kwinana.”
The types of wildflowers that people can expect to see include: Kangaroo Paws, Milk Maids, Blue Squill, Yellow Cottonheads, Sundews, Various Orchids (Donkeys, Cowslips and Spider), Native Wisteria, Purple Tassles, Wandering Postman and Swan River Myrtle.
Appropriate clothing must be worn with enclosed walking shoes and bring along a water bottle.
The City of Kwinana will also be having our annual Nightstalk with guest presenter Joe Tonga, who will guide us through the reserve to discover the local wildlife with some help from his tech gadgets. Suggested for ages 5 and above.