Storm threat fails to stop the Michael Rowe wildflower walk

Michael Rowe Wildflower Walk. Hawks Nest

Sixteen people, including four Myall Koala Environment Group (MKEG) guides turned up on Saturday 3 September on a wet morning for the annual Michael Rowe wildflower walk.

By the start of the walk, the winds blew away the rain and a beautiful fresh blue sky opened, much to everyone’s delight, especially the four visitors out of area who came especially for this walk.

One group, who were interested in the botany of wildflowers, were guided by MKEG member Anne Haskew and Steve McKay from Hawks Nest who is very knowledgeable about orchids.

MKEG President Jill Madden and member Adrienne Ingram lead another group showing off the beautiful array of colourful wildflowers.

The wedding bush, pink wax flower, beard heath, geebung, she-oaks and many other flowers were on show.

The two groups met up on top of the dune overlooking the beach and relaxed while enjoying the view before turning back along the dune and onto the Michael Rowe track, where they passed a diamond python slumbering in the sun.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and discovered more beauty in this area to take back home with them.

The NSW Environmental Trust Grant has supported the Michael Rowe walk and promotes the work being done in Hawks Nest to raise awareness of the environment in the community.