Take care while walking on wildside

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Matt Rumenos had some tips for those wanting to experience the region’s wildflowers.Picture: Tristan Wheeler
Camera IconMatt Rumenos had some tips for those wanting to experience the region’s wildflowers.Picture: Tristan Wheeler Credit: Tristan Wheeler/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is encouraging people to experience the region’s wildflowers.

Flora conservation officer Matt Rumenos inspects a Painted Lady Pea (Gompholobium scabrum).
Camera IconFlora conservation officer Matt Rumenos inspects a Painted Lady Pea (Gompholobium scabrum). Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

DBCA flora conservation officer Matt Rumenos said they were happy to encourage people to look at wildflowers, but reminded the public not to pick them and to be careful while searching for wildflowers.

“We’d like people to remember to drive safely on main roads, when you pull off the road, pull off in a safe position,” he said.

“Come into any area with clean boots and clean tyres, and don’t go looking for wildflowers in rainy weather, pick the best days, and that way we reduce the risk of spreading dieback in the areas where wildflowers are found.”

Mr Rumenos said it was shaping up to be a good season for wildflowers and encouraged people to go to DBCA walktrails and recreation sites, with the peak of the wildflower season usually occurring in October and the season running until November.

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