Wildflowers at Coal Seam, Western Australia
By Judy Evans
August 24, 2016 7:36am CST
One of the places we visited while looking for wildflowers north of Perth, Western Australia, was Coal Seam, so named for a seam of coal exposed in the banks of the river. The coal attracted miners in the early days but ended up not being viable. Coal Seam is well-known as a wildflower 'hot spot'. We paid to have a camping bay here as there is no free camping in the area. The expanses of pink and yellow are the various varieties of everlastings, sometimes called straw flowers. I will have more slideshows of individual wildflower varieties but here is a taste of some we saw at this stopover.
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24 Aug 16
Wow! That's spectacular sight! It must be very lovely there in WA in spring. Are there gazanias covering the side roads as well? We enjoy everlastings , freesias, daffodils here on our land. Cherry plum blossoms on trees also color the side walks. I wish we could visit Western Australia.
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Aug 16
There are plenty of places where you can go and pay. The free places don't have many facilities although at two places where we went where the Shire (local government) owns the caravan park, you can pull up there, dump your chemical toilet waste and household rubbish, fill up with water, have a hot shower, all for free. I guess the thinking is that you'll hang around for a while and spend money in the town. There are books of free camping sites too.
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Sep 16
You found some beautiful flowers in bloom, didn't you? I am always so surprised at all the different shapes and colors nature has used to create such wonderful blossoms! I checked out several of your videos after I watched this one, too.