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Shannon Batt is a freelance writer and holds a degree in Animal Science and Conservation of Wildlife and Biology. Shannon loves nature and is passionate about bringing its wonder to the community.

The Nyoongar six seasons: The second season – Bunuru

Bunuru is the hottest part of the year that usually runs from February to March. The season is known as the season of adolescence, or the second summer. ☀️ The Nyoongar/Noongar people used to collect wattle seeds, Banksia flowers, and various roots for food. Bunuru is associated with the blooming of tree species such as Jarrah and Marri. Jarrah trees were used by the Nyoongar/Noongar people for tools while the Marri's resin was considered to be a medicine.      

By |2020-10-23T13:46:53+08:00August 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on The Nyoongar six seasons: The second season – Bunuru

The Nyoongar six seasons: The first season – Birak

The "first" of the Nyoongar seasons is Birak. Birak is known as the season of the young or the first summer and involves the hot and dry season. It typically runs from December until January. ? Birak is often indicated by hot easterly winds, the shedding of reptiles, and the flowering of Christmas and paperbark trees. In Birak, the Nyoongar/Noongar people used to practice cultural burning which aided in fuel reduction for naturally occurring fires. This burning is also important for the germination of native Australian plant species such as Acacia. ? Let us know if you can recognise the Birak season!  

By |2020-10-23T13:46:47+08:00August 11th, 2020|First Australians, News|Comments Off on The Nyoongar six seasons: The first season – Birak

Trevor Whittington on Rural Focus: Kids To Farm.

WAFarmers CEO Trevor Whittington was recently on the radio talking about the federally funded Kids2Farm educational program. On this radio spot on Rural Focus. Trevor explains that the goal of the program. to educate about agriculture in Western Australia to demonstrate the various jobs in farming show that farming is not all pitchforks and hay bales Interaction normally involves bringing children to see the farms. But, due to COVID-19, we have chosen to bring the farm to the kids. We want to bring the farm to the kids so they can learn about agriculture. Look, touch and feel of what it is to be a farmer. Listen, learn and enjoy... Trevor Whittington talking about "Kids2Farm".  

By |2020-07-31T15:17:47+08:00July 31st, 2020|News|0 Comments
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