“Come Explore Moore” …That’s the inviting and enticing catch phrase of the brand new EcoTrails booklet recently released by the Moore Catchment Council.
The booklet invites the local community and visitors to explore the many beautiful natural places around the Shire of Moora, highlighting the variety of walk trails and wildflower drives in the area that suit all ages, fitness levels and interests.
The booklet has been released just in time for the approaching wildflower season (July-October) which is set to be extra spectacular this year due to the good rains the area has received so far this year.
The natural vegetation of the Moora Shire exhibits great diversity, ranging from the species-rich Kwongan heathlands to Salmon gum woodlands.
These special places are stunning all year round, but especially so in from winter through to early spring – when wildflowers are in full bloom.
Lucky visitors will also see some of the region’s many bird species, including the critically endangered Carnaby’s black cockatoo, which can be seen breeding and foraging.
The EcoTrails booklet, which aims to make it easier for people to access and enjoy these attractions, includes 12 walk trails – each with a description of terrain, accessibility, and of course flora highlights.
The guide also includes maps detailing how to get to the sites, and the trails themselves, as well as a handy flora and fauna guide.
The booklet also details several beautiful wildflower drives.
Rachel Walmsley of the Moore Catchment Council, who created the booklet said, “I want the booklet to inspire a wide range of visitors and locals of the Shire of Moora to explore the natural environment around them.”
“Come Explore Moore,” she said.
If you would like a copy of the booklet, feel free to pick one up from the Moora Community Resource Centre.