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Kambarang (October – November)

The Nyoongar Season ‘Kambarang' is represented by the colour yellow as it symbolises the return of the hot weather.

During Kambarang season,we see an abundance of colours and flowers exploding all around us.

The yellows of many of the acacias continue to abound, along with some of the banksias and many other smaller delicate flowering plants including the kangaroo paw and orchids.

During this time the balgas will continue to flower, especially if they've been burnt in the past year or closely shaved.

One of the most striking displays of flowers to be seen during this season will be the moojar, or Australian Christmas Tree (Nuytsia floribunda). The bright orange-yellow flowers serve to signal the heat is on its way.

October is also the most likely time of the year that you'll encounter a snake as the reptiles start to awaken from their hibernation and look to make the most of the warm to assist them in getting enough energy to look for food.

It's also a time that many young families of birds will be singing out for their parents to feed them. Koolbardies (magpies) will be out protecting their nests and their babies.

Many things are undergoing transformation with the warm change in the weather and longer dry periods accompany a definite warming trend.

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