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'Week of the Wattle' celebrations in 2017

ACT

Canberra

National Arboretum Canberra

11.00 am Friday 1 September - meeting at the Village Centre for a wattle walk led by Jennie Widdowson from the Friends of the National Arboretum

Celebrate Wattle Day by joining an experienced guide to discover the rich variety of wattles in bloom in our Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park (STEP)

More info: Click here

 

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Wattle Week Walks

1 September – 10 September; 11.00 am

Hear stories and learn about the diversity of Australian wattles (Acacia) with a friendly guide on a free Wattle Week walk.
Walks depart from the Visitor Centre.

More info: Click here

Also at the Australian National Botanic Gardens:

Paint an Acacia in Watercolour - with botanical artist Cheryl Hodges

Wednesday 6 September, 9.30am - 4.00pm

 

Pear

Create a realistic painting of a spring flowering Acacia specimen from the Gardens. Observe and draw the plant, discuss composition, tone and form, then achieve detail with dry-brush work in this workshop. Beginner to intermediate level.

Cost: $100 – bookings essential

https://parksaustralia.gov.au/botanic-gardens/do/whats-on.html

 

Australian Citizenship Ceremony with Wattle Welcome speech by Terry Fewtrell (President - Wattle Day Association)

Thursday 7 September

10 am and 1.30 pm Albert Hall

Commonwealth Avenue Canberra

Click here for a link to the ACT Australian Citizenship ceremonies for 2017

 

Black Mountain Wattle Walk

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:30 am to 12 noon
Belconnen Way entry to Black Mountain Nature Reserve, just before Caswell Drive turnoff (look for the balloons).

Enjoy a Walk among the Wattles on Black Mountain with local plant conservationist.
Let’s learn to identify some of the common Acacias found on Black Mountain, including Acacia dealbata and Acacia buxifolia.
We will also learn about how Acacias cope with fire and drought. The walk will mostly be flat to undulating, but with a few steeper sections later on in the walk.

Some relevant booklets will be for sale.

More info: Click here h

 

New South Wales

Bathurst

Wattle Walk through Peel Native Flora and fauna Reserve

Sunday 3 September 11 am - 2 pm

All welcome who have an  interest in Peel Native Flora and Fauna Reserve and who would like to learn more about some of our local wattles.

Contact: Marita Sydes Mobile: 0429979780

Please meet at the entrance to the reserve (on Wellington St Peel, opposite the entrance to Fitzroy Street) at 11am.  Peel is about 20 minutes north of Bathurst on the road to Wattle Flat and Sofala - about 15kms. Make sure you wear appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear and a hat. Central Tablelands Landcare will supply a cuppa after the walk. Participants would be welcome to bring a packed lunch to have after the walk.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Marita on email centraltablelandslandcare@gmail.com or 04269 979 780 as Central Tablelands Landcare will be organising a late morning tea to have after the walk.

More info: Click here 

 

Bourke

Bourke Public School Wattle day activities in classrooms and a special Wattle Day Assembly

Check out their Webpage

Cootamundra

Miss Wattle 2017 Maddison Baker

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Among the Wattle:
Maddison Baker is looking forward to representing her home town as Miss Wattle 2017.
Picture: Jennette Lees

Courtesy of the Cootamundra Herald

Grenfell

Weddin/ Lachlan Landcare Annual Wattle Walk
Tuesday August 22 in the beautiful surrounds of ‘Rosemont’ on the Holy Camp Road in Grenfell.

The Wattle Walk will commence at 9.30 am and run through till approximately 2.30 pm.

This is a great opportunity to learn about Wattles and their unique role they play in the environment as well as the valuable production benefits gained by planting wattles for livestock, and their significant importance for wildlife.

This event is perfect for those who take a keen interest in our local environment and a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors.

This is a great opportunity to learn about Wattles and their unique role they play in the environment. - Mikla Lewis - Weddin/Lachlan Landcare

This event is free of charge to members of the public but please RSVP no later than Friday August 18 for catering purposes.

For further information about this year’s Wattle Walk or to RSVP please contact Mikla Lewis on 0499 199 016 or email .

 

Sydney

12 Annual Wattle Day Luncheon

Friday 1st September, 2017
Guest Speaker: Maria Hitchcock
Topic: National Wattle Day – The Next 20 Years
Venue: Le Village Restaurant Hunters Hill, NSW 2110


Young

Wattle Walk - Young

Saturday 2 September 9 am - 1.30 pm

Blackguard Gully, Whiteman Ave, Young

Entry Fee: FREE

Contact Person: Mikla Lewis

Contact Number: 0499 199 016

Learn about wattles and their unique role in the environment - the valuable production benefits gained by planting wattles for livestock, and their importance for wildlife. 

Enjoy a leisurely nature walk among the wattles, yellow box, red gums and wildflowers found at the Box Gum Grassy Woodland site, a threatened Ecological community 

Includes morning tea and lunch

More info: Click here

Queensland

Mount Morgan Wattle Day and Village Markets

Saturday 2 September, 8.30am - 2pm

The Mount Morgan Wattle Day and Village Markets – a family fun day at the Historical Railway Complex.
Market stalls, free wattle seedlings, live entertainment, bush poetry, amusement rides, activities and much more.
Celebrate Australia's Wattle Day!

1 Railway Parade
Mount Morgan
Queensland, Australia 4714
Rockhampton Area

The Mount Morgan Wattle Day and Village Markets – a family fun day at the Historical Railway Complex.
Market stalls, free wattle seedlings, live entertainment, bush poetry, amusement rides, activities and much more.

Phone: 07 4938 2312

Email: mmpad@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.mountmorgan.org.au/announcement-wattle-funday


Victoria

Melbourne

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

Sunday 27 August

"The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival, is a significant cultural event for Melbournians that has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history.   It’s a joyous celebration of our heritage, environment and community.   Festival goers view the wattles in a blaze of glory along the Diamond Creek as they approach the township of Hurstbridge. As visitors stroll the main street and the various Festival precincts, they enjoy a fabulous and extensive array of entertainment, events and activities for all the family, many of them free.

http://wattlefestival.org.au/


Western Australia

Dalwallinu

Annual Wattle Week Festival

Saturday 2 - Friday 8 September 2017

The annual Wattle Week Festival comes to Dalwallinu again this September. There are daily activities for all to enjoy. The fun starts with children's activities in the park, combined church services, family quiz night, farming tour, barbecues at the caravan park and many other activities along with wildflowers galore.

Brochure - click here


Albany

September is Swap-A-Weedy-Wattle month!

  Green Skills Inc’s Albany office are adding a different twist to National Wattle Day this year.

For a limited time only during the month of September, if you remove invasive eastern states wattle species from your garden,
Green Skills will give you some FREE local replacements!

Invasive eastern states wattles look beautiful, but taken together they are the worst environmental weeds in the Albany area – threatening our unique and irreplaceable bushland throughout the southern region, which is part of the only internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot in Australia.

For more info.

Contact: Rosie Smith
Weedy Wattle Coordinator

Green Skills Inc

38 Graham Street, Centennial Park, Albany, 6330

phone:   0401 578002

             08 9842 1334

weedywattlecoordinator@greenskills.org.au