Foxes Lair Highlights from April to May
Autumn (April to early June)
Rainfall is variable and the bush may be dry, but morning and evening are great times to walk in the calm mild weather. Marri trees are still flowering and visited by Carnabys cockatoo and resident red capped parrots. The lovely sphere banksia is still flowering. Several scattered species are are producing small but lovely flowers. Exceptions are the showy blue Autumn scrub daisy on Banksia walk yellow sands, and the widespread Manna wattle. Rainbow bee eaters and Carnabys cockatoo are visiting and you always have a chance of spotting mother kangaroo and her joey.
Bobtail skinks and monitor lizards (also called racehorse goannas) come out as the day warms up. Snakes are rarely seen and are not a threat unless you go into the bush looking for them. Be sure to keep dogs on a leash to stop them chasing the wildlife and disturbing snakes.
It is a nice spot to have breakfast or take dinner and watch the sun go down. Kids particularly like the Claypit and the Arboretum picnic area (climbing rock, bush cubby and tree swing)
Check out picnic spots at Railway Dam and particularly Yornaning Dam (good spot for kids)
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