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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Spring on the Surf Coast

Leather-back Turtle Aireys Inlet
It’s Spring on the Surf Coast and that means gorgeous blue sky days interspersed by Spring winds and dramatic swells. The temperatures are creeping up and it’s so nice to feel the warm sun on your face!

 For Beach combers, the beach debris is producing interesting finds such as the Octopus Paper Nautillus shells and gorgeous feathers. The Cuttle- fish leave behind their backbones, sometimes even with the teeth marks of the predators that ate them!! Occasionally shark eggs can be found in the kelp strewn along the beaches.

 The Humpback and Southern right whales are completing their northern season along our coast and will be heading back to their winter feeding grounds in Antarctic waters. The Little Penguins can sometimes be seen along the Surf Coast and a recent extraordinary find of a Leather-back Turtle was quite a treat.

 For lovers of wildflowers, the coast is ablaze in the golds of the many flowering acacias. Orchids are popping up through the soft soils after the rain. Spring is such a special time to experience the coast as it comes out of its winter hibernation with a burst of colour.

The waterfalls are thundering at the moment, and glistening in the sunlight. This morning we saw a Tawny Frogmouth. It makes such an amazing vibrating sound. The Kookaburras are singing, the King Parrots are streaking by, and all around, new life is beginning. Walking along the streams and rivers brings the opportunity to spot a mating pair of Egrets or perhaps a Cormorant darting for a fish.

And one of the best ways to see it all is to walk along the coast or through the woodlands, heath and forests.  Why not come and join us!

Surf Coast Walks - Guided Walking Tours

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