Along the Creek in Waring
26th April 2023
By Arimibi Winoto
Waring (Wombat) season, in the Wurundjeri calendar, April to July
Misty, foggy mornings and cool, rainy short days: wombats come out on sunny days.
Flowering: Rock correa (Correa glabra); Grevillea rosmarinifolia (just starting to bud); Banksia marginata; Silver wattle (Acacia dealbata) – starting to bud, Yellow gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon)
Seeding/fruiting: Sweet bursaria (Bursaria spinosa); Ruby saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa); Saltbush (Einadia hastata).
Saltbush (Einadia hastata), Arimbi Winoto
Fungi are pushing their heads up through the still warm earth.
Swift parrots: these beautiful and endangered small parrots are migrating back to the mainland from Tasmania for the winter. They are slightly larger than a musk lorikeet with a bright red throat and blue and yellow markings on the face.
Look out for them feeding in flowering eucalypts around Melbourne.
Rock correa (Correa glabra), Jane Miller
Swift parrot, (Lathamus discolor), Arimbi Winoto