Mukinbudin local nature enthusiast and amateur photographer Ursina Gringer has been out and about looking for wildflowers around Mukinbudin in the Wheatbelt Way. She found quite a few and the sunset was stunning!
If you look you will find them! As the weather warms up their will be more to see in coming weeks.
The Wheatbelt Way is located in the South West Biodiversity Hotspot and is one of only 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world and one of two in Australia.
This region as one of the most ecologically significant areas in the world due to the high number of rare and endangered species found here. Almost half of the 8,000 plant species in this region are not found anywhere else in the world. Some of the reason for this huge biodiversity is that the southwest region has been isolated for millions of years by the vast surrounding central deserts and oceans.
Thank you Sina for the amazing photos! To see more great photos of Wheatbelt flora and fauna follow her on Instagram @snappedbysina
Jack in the Box Orchid
Common Spider Orchid
Acacia sp. are Blooming Gold
Female flower of the Allocasurina sp.
Water drops pooling – how amazing plants are!
Annual herbaceous plants found around Granite Rocks – Drosera sp.
Bottlebrush Grevillea sp.
Amazing Moss and Lichen found growing on rocks
Who lives here?
A Wheatbelt Way Sunset on a Winters Day