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Guling Orchid Season

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Guling Orchid Season [August]

Cold weather is coming to an end. Guling (orchids) are flowering.

orchid
Hyacinth Orchid
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria
'The orchids, that's those little ones. They grow down on the flat too across Badger Creek - has a little flower like a star. If we had a headache Granny Jemima would pick that and boil it and give you a very little bit to drink.' Jessie Hunter, 1999
caterpillar
Brown Butterfly Larva
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria
silver wattle
Silver Wattle in Flower
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

Ae-noke (caterpillars) of Common Brown butterfly feed on grasses at night.

Muyan (Silver Wattles) are flowering.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males perform the last of their courtship displays.

The star Arcturus is seen on the northwestern horizon soon after sunset.

Gurrborra (Koalas) begin mating. Males bellow at night.

koala
Koala
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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