Mid West Scenery and Wildflowers

Submitted: Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 09:57
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Here is a video I produced of the hotspots for wildflowers and scenery in the Coalseam Conservation Park, Mingenew, and Pindar regions.
https://youtu.be/uOBvnEr43lo
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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 16:28

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 16:28
Thanks for the update, Mike, nice drone video. But the W.A. wildflower season in 2019 is a very average showing, as compared to the stunning display, this time in 2018.

2018 was one of the wettest years for about 15 years in the Northern wheatbelt and it led to a bumper grain yield season.
You probably saw the grain carryover from last year, still in the bins around the Northern wheatbelt.

This year, rainfall has only been about 80% of the average, from 1st January to the end of August 2019 - and there was virtually no Autumn rains, which leads to good subsoil moisture.

A good wet year leads to an excellent wildflower season in the wheatbelt of W.A., and this generally happens only around every 15 to 20 years, on average.

We did a wildflower run in the 2nd week of September 2018, taking in Moora, Badgingarra, Coorow, Eneabba, Dongara, Mingenew, Mullewa, Pindar, Tardun, Canna, Morawa, Bowgada, Perenjori, Wubin and Dalwallinu. It was a great show.

The best wildflower season I can ever remember, was 1974, after a very wet Winter through the Central wheatbelt and Great Southern.
Unfortunately, I lost all my photos of that 1974 season in a house fire in 1982. The 1974 wildflower display had to be seen to be believed.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Mike & Kendra Cruisn1 - Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 19:14

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 19:14
Hi Ron, yes agree that last year was far superior. A lot drier than 2018 and flowers were already on the way out when we went up there last weekend.Glad you liked the video !

Cheers
Mike
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