National Wattle Day
The Friends of Toolern Creek recently celebrated National Tree Day on September 1st with a competition among primary school children to colour in a picture of our national Floral Emblem, the Golden Wattle (Acacia pyncantha). The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra kindly gave us permission to use this image in the competition.
Competing schools were Toolern Vale Primary, Melton South Primary and Coburns Primary. Entries were on display at Woodgrove Shopping Centre. Winners were presented with prizes at their school assemblies. To further celebrate National Tree Day the Friends of Toolern Creek planted Golden Wattles along Toolern Creek. The Golden Wattle is an indigenous species that grows locally in & around Melton (& many other areas). As we only plant locally indigenous species we are able to plant it along Toolern Creek. In early September it creates a beautiful floral display in our national colours of green & gold.