Come and celebrate Wattle Day and the first day of spring at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden this Sunday morning, September 1, for our monthly free guided walk.
The mornings are still crisp but by 11am we have had time for a cup of coffee at the café (opening at 10am) and the sun has usually started to warm the air.
What better time to get out and explore what Eurobodalla can offer us in our own backyard?
It's Wattle Day so come and see a small selection of the more than 1000 species of wattle (Acacia spp.) that live in Australia.
Enjoy the showers of golden blossoms usually giving out wonderfully sweet perfume.
Learn how they are all related but also how they differ; how they can survive from the driest deserts to the coldest mountains.
We will spend about an hour exploring the formed paths to find some of the flowering wattles as well as other flowers that attract the avian wildlife that abounds in the Garden.
Scratchings in the leaf litter show that the resident lyrebirds are very active at present so we will walk quietly along one of the bush tracks and hope to see this elusive bird, or at least hear its wonderful territorial call mimicking all the other birds in the bush.
Don't forget your binoculars if you are a keen twitcher.
Meet your guide at the Visitors Centre at 11am to explore some of what our Regional Botanic Garden has to offer.
The Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden is situated five kilometres south of Batemans Bay on the Princes Highway.
Opening times are 9am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.