Start of Makuru

As we transition into Makuru (June-July), the first heavy rains are showering our land, and the vibrant scarlet banksia and purple flags are blooming. With longer nights ahead, it’s time to snuggle up and get cosy with a warm beverage and a cozy scarf.

Despite being the coldest and wettest time of the year, Makuru brings its own magic. Occasionally, snow graces the peaks of Koikyennuruff (Stirling Range) and the Porongurups, creating a breathtaking winter wonderland. Don’t let the weather hold you back—dramatic sky shows, stormy seas, and plenty of rainbows are in store!

Makuru, the Noongar season of fertility, sees animals pairing up in anticipation of the upcoming Djilba breeding season. Keep an eye out for courting waardong (Crow) and an increased presence of maali (black swans) on lakes and rivers, as they begin to nest and breed. Towards the season’s end, be on the lookout for the blooming white flowers of the weeping peppermint, especially if you reside in Peppermint Grove!

Did you know Makuru is represented by the colour dark blue, symbolising rain and cold weather? Traditionally, when skies turned grey and foggy, it was the ideal time to move inland, shifting from sea-based to land-based food sources like kangaroo.

Wandjoo to the Noongar season of Makuru! Let’s embrace the cooler weather, grey skies, and the natural beauty this season brings.

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), we reflect on shared histories, cultures, and achievements. Grateful for the kaartdijin (knowledge) passed down by Noongar people and the invaluable work of First Nations people in caring for the land.


Jun 01 2024


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