Mount Barker Wild Flower Festival
"A Celebration of WA's Flora & Fauna"
Friday October 14th - Monday October 17th 2005
9.30am to 4.30pm, daily at the scenic botanical gardens of “Banksia Farm”,
Pearce Rd., Mount Barker. W. A.
Indoor Display Centre
Native orchid Display
Botanical Art Exhibition
The Festival provides an opportunity to SEE – TOUCH - SMELL & LEARN ABOUT the diverse and spectacular wildflowers of our region and their interaction and relationships to our unique fauna.
Leisurely do your own banksia/dryandra botanic garden or natural bush walks where most plant species are labeled or join a guide to discover hidden bush secrets.
Activities Galore- A Festival for all ages.
Join our distinguished guest speakers talking on some fascinating subjects.
Friday 14 th. Dr. Chris Dunn , Plant pathologist and dieback working group member from the Kalamunda Shire Council talking on Dieback and the latest research details and treatments. “Things that kill the bush -can we save our susceptible species”
Saturday 15th. Associate Professor, Dale Roberts . School of Animal Biology UWA. Talking on frogs of our region and their importance to our ecosystem.
Sunday 16 th. Mr. Eric McCrum. OAM . Naturalist extraordinaire talking on
“mini-beasts”. Those fascinating and unusual critters in our landscape.
Monday 17 th. Dr. Tony Friend . Principle research scientist, CALM Albany . Talking on Gilberts Potoroo. Saving our rare “truffle-eating marsupial”.
ALL DAYS .
Hear some great recitals whilst enjoying a wine or light lunch under the g ian t river banksias.
Light Lunches, Local Wines, Cappuccinos, Cakes, Teas and Soft Drinks.
GREAT VALUE……Adults $8/hd. Concession $6/hd. Children U15 Free.
For updated itinerary visit. WWW.mountbarkertourismwa.com.au
Or further information Ph. Kevin 98511770 or Terry on 98511163.
Enquiries: Kevin and Kathy Collins
PO Box 132 Mount Barker WA 6324
Phone: (08) 9851 1770 Fax: (08) 9851 1770