Noongar Season 


August / September - Cold with less rain - Growing Season


Djilba is a transitional time, with very cold and clear days, becoming warmer, windy and rainy, then sunny.  As the weather changes Noongar groups move to drier areas. 

Common foods found along the rivers include eggs from the weitj (emu), maali (swans)  and yerderap (ducks) supplemented by berries, roots and some larger game. 

 This is the start of the massive flowering explosion that happens in the south west. Flowers of all colours abound, including the blues and purples of the dianellas and purple flags.  Soon the flower stalks of the balgas emerge. 

 We now see the swooping protective behaviour of the Koolbardies (Magpies) , Djidi Djidi (Willy Wag Tails) and the Chuck-a-luck (Wattle Birds).

Above: Balga (Grass Tree) Xanthorroea australis

Photos: Wayne Lawler/EcoPic, Bush Heritage Australia