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4 weeks ago from Parks Victoria

Celebrate spring at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Spring has arrived and it is the perfect time to get outdoors and soak up the natural wonders at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Brett Mitchell said good rainfall this winter has helped the wildflowers and other native plants to flourish.

“Visitors will enjoy seeing the spectacular array of wildflowers across the park, including orchids. Wattle, heathland and other species will be flowering and colourful. Wilsons Promontory National Park is always a popular place for wildflower naturalists to visit,” he said.

“This is also a great time for seeing a variety of birds. The Hooded Plovers, Pacific Gulls and other beach and shore birds will be starting to nest and emu chicks will be hatching. Migratory Short tailed Shearwaters will also be returning to land for the breeding season.

“We encourage visitors to keep an eye out for the Southern Right Whales that are migrating south along our coastline for breeding too,” said Mr Mitchell.

“As the weather warms up it’s a good reminder to make the most of Victoria’s parks and all there is to see and do. “Whether you are enjoying the sights, bushwalking, camping, relaxing with a picnic, or cycling, spring is a wonderful time to explore Victoria’s parks,” he said.

“As research is telling us, getting out and connecting with nature is excellent for people’s mental, social and physical health and wellbeing."

Parks Victoria’s most recent research shows that many people are making the most of our parks with current estimates of 95.8 million visits to Victoria’s parks and waterways per year.

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