September 1st. In Australia, we know this to be the first day of Spring.
Did you know it is also recognised in Australia as National Wattle Day and has been officially celebrated since 1910?
Australia's national floral emblem is the Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha, however there are some 985 species found right across the country.
33 of these species are listed on Australia's threatened species list, according to the EPBC Act, 1999.
How can you celebrate National Wattle Day in 2018?
- WEAR a sprig of wattle or Australia's colours of green and gold
- GREET each other with 'Happy Wattle Day'
- Go for a walk to enjoy wattles in flower around your suburb or nearby bush
- ORGANISE a picnic, lunch, morning/afternoon tea, BBQ or dinner for your family & friends.
For more information please visit www.wattleday.asn.au
By working together, we can do more to save our endangered flora and fauna than would otherwise be possible.