2015 WA Wild Flower Season

Hi all.

We have done a number of trips over the years to see the wildflowers around Mullewa and Morawa in WA.

Can anyone give us some info on how conditions have been over there this year? Has the rainfall been ok? What is the prospect of a good display this year and what would be the best time to see them?

Thanks,
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 18:28

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 18:28
Around Northcliffe is my plan for October / November. I reckon that following the big fires in the past summers (first for 50 years plus) there will be flowers never seen before or for many years. Wild flowers love fires.

Other than that apparently the Pilbara is coming into bloom with lots of late rains albiet patchy. give the tourist centres in the smaller towns a ring and get up to date info and they will have a better idea what is expected.

Neil
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 21:15

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 21:15
Right now there are some good shows of Sturt's Desert Pea along the roadside about 5-10km either side of Whim Creek
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Follow Up By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 21:23

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 21:23
Should be some orchids only seen after a hot summer fire, red and pink beaks and possibly some rare caladenia. October would be a good time possibly a few cherry spider orchids still in flower then who like a hot summer fire as well..
Cheers Graeme.
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:08

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:08
Thanks Neil. Will keep that area in mind. Son and family live near Mandurah so not that far from them.
We have taken a couple of shortcuts over and back to Mandurah from Norseman ( via the Hyden Norseman Rd and the Peake Charles track) - once after a big bushfire the year before. Shortcut turned into a number of days as we had to keep stopping so the lady I love could take more photos of the flowers. They were pretty good though.
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 20:21

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 20:21
Check out this site:Coral Coast Wildflowers.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:11

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:11
Thanks JB.
Has a good list of phone numbers
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Reply By: Joe Fury - Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 20:44

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 20:44
G'day Explorers

The inland Pilbara is already looking quite spectacular beautiful wild flowers on show already and we've just had about 28 mil of soaking rain ~ Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th.

With magnificent stretches of wild flowers already on show the forecast warmer temperatures will only make it nicer ~ flower wise.

Safe travels : Joe
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:15

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:15
Thanks Joe. Think we have left our run a bit late to head up there now. We were out around Mt Augustus a few years ago and came across quite a show.
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Follow Up By: Joe Fury - Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 22:40

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 22:40
G'day mepvic

It's never too late to visit the Pilbara ;0

Safe travels : Joe
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 21:10

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 21:10
Hi Mepvic. Rainfall has been variable throughout the wheatbelt and well below average in the southwest, may even be our driest year to date or close to it. At our place in bunbury we have had only about 200mils from april till now and we need 200mils a month for the winter months to get near our average. Not going to happen this year. I only photograph orchids and so far its been okay and as long as the ground is damp it should be a reasonable season. Some areas of the wheatbelt however may be very good as the rain has fallen at the right time and we have a trip planned around the last week in august to take a look. If interested just look for nature reserves etc including road reserves which often hold populations of orchids. Have a great trip.
Cheers Graeme.
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:19

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:19
Thanks Graeme. Are you heading down to Northcliffe area also?
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 08:49

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 08:49
We have just spent a few days in windy Cape Range National Park near Exmouth, and the sturts desert pea is flowering in many places along the roadside there. Also many other flowers in bloom. Hoping to see more wildflowers as we head south and inland in the next few weeks.
regards,
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:20

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:20
Thanks Heather. You seem to be in the right place at the right time. Good luck with the wildflower spotting.
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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:58

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:58
HI mepvic,
My brother in law has just got back from Karagini they were away for two weeks and the photos of the wild flowers that he photographed are really magnificent, although he did say they weren't as plentiful as previous years and he put that down to being too early yet. They normally go in late August
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 15:25

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 15:25
Will be heading down probably in september,october and november. Because of the different flowering times.
Cheers Graeme.
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Reply By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 09:07

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 09:07
mid august to mid sept is the best time without better rainfall flowers are likely to be averadge at best
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