Wildflower walk at Girraween Park

One of the flowers you may see, a Leionema rotundifolium. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium is set to kick off a series of spring wildflower walks, starting with a captivating excursion to Girraween National Park on Sunday 27 August.

The walks, organised by the Consortium, aim to showcase the diverse flora of the Granite Belt region while helping participants identify local species and gain insights into their ecology.

Despite recent dry weather conditions, Liz Bourne, Secretary of the Consortium, assures that the park will still offer impressive displays of wildflowers, ensuring a delightful variety for visitors to explore.

“We will have expert guides along to help people identify the plants so people can learn more about the diversity of flora to be found on the Granite Belt,” Liz said.

To further raise public awareness about the local flora, the Consortium has produced a comprehensive colour booklet featuring over 250 species that visitors are likely to encounter during the walks. These booklets will be available for purchase at the event.

Ms. Bourne extends an invitation to anyone with an interest in the Granite Belt’s wildflowers to join the walk.

The meeting point will be the main picnic area in Girraween National Park, located off Pyramids Road, with the walk commencing at 9.30am.

The chosen route, the Junction Track, is known for its abundant wildflower displays and is suitable for individuals of various ages and fitness levels.

Typically lasting a couple of hours, participants are welcome to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. It is advised to bring a hat, water bottle, and wear sturdy footwear to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Bookings for this free walk can be made on the Consortium’s website, granitebeltwildflowers.com.au