What's blooming now around the towns along the Pioneers' Pathway
The Pioneers’ Pathway self drive route traverses Western Australia's eastern Wheatbelt following the well worn trail many prospectors once took on their way to Southern Cross, Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields. Wildflowers in these towns typically bloom from mid-late August right through to October.
2019 Wildflower predictions and sightings
Dowerin - at Tin Dog Creek Reserve there’s an array of birdlife and flora. When travelling to Wyalkatchem, Namelcatchem Reserve on 3 corners of Minnivale-Cunderdin intersection is a great spot to explore, before heading to Historic Minnivale townsite and cemetery.
Wyalkatchem - has some great flowering reserves, including Walk-A-Wyal Trail, Wyalkatchem Reserve and Korrelocking Reserve. Find rare orchids, sundew, everlastings and fauna including Echidnas, Dunnarts, Blue Breasted and Red-Capped Robins.
Trayning - Billycatting Reserve - explore the two marked walk trails. White flowered sundews (Drosera sp.) insect eating plants at the damp base of the rocks. The gnamma holes located north of Trayning on Bencubbin Road have orchids including spiders, donkeys and fairy.
Nungarin - explore Eaglestone Rock, Talgomine Reserve and Danberrin Hill botanical walks and smell the fragrant Vanilla Bush (Grevillea sp.) and Kunzea pulchella splashing vivid colours of red. Visit Mangowine Homestead while in the area.
Toodyay - Wongamine Reserve off Goomalling Rd are spider orchids, Caladenia drummondii, Crinkled leaf Bunny orchid and Green-veined Shell orchid (Pterostylis scabra). Also at Julimar Conservation Park and orchids at Dawn Atwell Nature Reserve.