GERALDTON conservation group, Chapman River Friends are waiting for the end of the wildflower season which signals the ripening of native species’ seeds and the beginning of seed collection.
It is a critical time of year for revegetation at the Chapman River Park and collection of wattle (acacia) seeds is the next focus.
As with many Australian plant species, the wattle requires specific environmental conditions for pods to open and release their seeds—in this case it is a series of hot days that triggers the process.
Jenna Brooker from Chapman River Friends says there is a rule of thumb to go by in collection.
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