The bush has a unique loveliness in July. It’s awakening to spring already. Amy Mack writes in ‘A Bush Calendar,’ “Although it is only the first week of July, the resting time is over, and millions upon millions of little buds are just waiting for the signal to burst into flower.”
There is the promise of exquisite orchids to bloom laying in the leaves emerging from its resting place.
Sundews burst forth with vibrant greens and mahogany among the mosses.
Mushrooms are scattered under gum trees but they’re becoming a memory of a season passing.
The buds of the Native Fuchsia and Emu Bush are erupting in blooms.
The air is infused with the scent of flowering gums, wattles and rain.
Bush walking in July is refreshing and invigorating for you and the children. Find a bushwalking track or conservation park near you where you’re able to visit often and watch the seasons pass by through the blooms and plants which come and go during each season.
Have you been bush walking in winter? What did you enjoy most?