Noongar Season 

Djeran

(Season of adulthood)

Djeran season at last sees a break in  the really hot weather. A key indicator of the change of season is the cool nights that once again bring a dewy presence for us to discover in the early mornings.

The winds have also changed, especially in their intensity, with light breezes being the go and generally swinging from southerly directions. Many flying ants can be seen cruising around  in the light winds.

Djeran is a time of red flowers especially from the Red flowering gum (Corimbia ficifolia), as well as the smaller and more petite flowers of the Summer Flame (Beaufortia aestiva). As you travel around the Perth area, you may also notice the red ‘rust’ and seed cones forming on the male and female Sheoaks (Allocasuarina fraseriana). Banksias start to display their flowers, ensuring that there are nectar food sources for many small mammals and birds that rely upon them.

 

Content sourced from: http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/calendars/nyoongar.shtml#djeran

 

 

Corymbia ficifolia

Photo: Florabase