Walk Trail - Story Six
Oriel Green

Oriel Green shares with Eliza Humes-Cameron her experience with being part of the City of Stirling’s Reconciliation Action Plan for over 5 years. This group provides ways for her to give feedback on new ideas the City has including jobs for community.  Oriel thinks the Balga community wants to know more about Aboriginal people and culture, their hopes and dreams for the future. The City of Stirling have started moves to make Balga a super place full of great green spaces.


October – November : Warming, rains finishing

During the 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. Also, during this time, the Balgas will also start 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 “Mooja”, or Australian Christmas Tree (Nuytsia). The bright orange/yellow flowers serve to signal the heat is on its way. 

For the animals, 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 also be out protecting their nests and their babies. 

Many things are undergoing transformation with the warm change in the weather. 

Longer dry periods accompany a definite warming trend. 

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