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Wander through the wildflowers

Bayside's budding botanists are in for a treat.

After the long, cold winter, there is no greater springtime celebration of nature at its finest than meandering through some of the bushlands in Bayside on a Wildflower Wander.

As part of Bayside's annual Spring Opening program, the Wildflower Wanders series of events highlight local flora and fauna in our heathlands and reserves to vibrant advantage. 

Nature lovers can walk through remnant bushland and coastal vegetation and get a closer look at indigenous plants as they flower in spring.

Join our knowledgeable volunteers on selected dates between 27 August and 22 October for guided tours into Bayside's best biodiverse sites — teeming with native plants and native birds.

No need to register for the events; turn up and join in. Please remember to bring a hat, water bottle and wear sturdy shoes.

These walking events are held in bushland reserves on narrow unsealed paths, so appropriate footwear must be worn, and accessibility may be limited.

When and where to wander

Bay Road Heathland Sanctuary: Sundays, 27 August; 10 and 24 September; 8 and 22 October, from 2pm to 4pm.

Gramatan Avenue Heathland Sanctuary: Sundays, 10, 17 and 24 September, from 2pm to 4pm.

Cheltenham Park: Sunday, 3 September, from 10am to 12pm.

Donald MacDonald Reserve: Wednesday, 6 September, from 9:30am to 11:30am.

George Street Reserve: Sunday, 17 September, from 10am to 12pm.

Balcombe Park Reserve: Sunday, 24 September, from 10am to 12pm.

Long Hollow Heathland Sanctuary: Sunday, 24 September, from 1pm to 3pm

Find out more

Phone 9283 2052 or email

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