Wattle Walks - First week in September

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Monday, 1 September 2014 - 11:00am to Monday, 8 September 2014 - 10:45am

Every morning at 11: 00 am during the first week of September, you will be able to join a volunteer guide to celebrate Australia’s glorious wattles. Discover the amazing diversity and specific adaptations of Acacias during the peak wattle blooming season.  The humble wattles create such a wonderful splash of colour around Canberra and all over Australia in Spring. They manage to survive in Australia's harsh climates and have played a rich part in Australia's cultural history. From its place on the Australian coat of arms and as the Australian floral emblem to references in music, art and literature, the humble wattle lays claim to some interesting social history in Australia. The wattle has many uses, from reclaiming land to use in the bush food industry. Now let's see how much you know about Wattles.......