Wildflowers and Wedgebills

Published 17 Aug 2018 
about  Hamelin Station Reserve  
A carpet of yellow wildflowers are far as can be seen.<br/> A carpet of yellow wildflowers are far as can be seen.
Galahs watching us from their perch.<br/> Galahs watching us from their perch.
Afternoon tea during the Science Fair.<br/> Afternoon tea during the Science Fair.
An artist workshop was part of activities over the Science Fair weekend.<br/> An artist workshop was part of activities over the Science Fair weekend.
The 'Blood Moon' of the recent lunar eclipse.<br/> The 'Blood Moon' of the recent lunar eclipse.
Our CEO Gerard O'Neill addresses visitors.<br/> Our CEO Gerard O'Neill addresses visitors.
Taking the lake walk.<br/> Taking the lake walk.
Wildflowers are carpeting the reserve.<br/> Wildflowers are carpeting the reserve.
The scenic walk of our McLellan Track.<br/> The scenic walk of our McLellan Track.

Nature never stops surprising us with her natural abundance of beauty and wildlife. More rain at Hamelin Reserve has now transformed the bare red earth to a colourful wildflower landscape, with varying shades of green to the yellow Pom Pom head flowers that make the fields look like they are covered in yellow carpet.

While staying at Hamelin Station Stay you can wander around the precinct and also enjoy two self-guided walks. The first is a short 500 metre track that takes you to the artesian lake, where there are a variety of birds that make Hamelin their home.

Over 50 varieties have been recorded living and flying around the Station Stay precinct and the lake area.  They're all beautiful but, our favourites are the Chiming Wedgebills who are quite happy to sit atop of a tree and sing their lovely song all day long (see video).

The second walk is called the McLellan Track – it's 1km long and winds its way around the back of the campground, finishing up at the Shearers'Shed. There are many places to view the wildflowers and also see evidence of how the shearers lived and worked at Hamelin.

The annual Science Fair was held over the second weekend in August attracting a variety of presenters and guests. We were privileged to have our very own CEO Gerard O’Neill open the event and spend a few days at Hamelin enjoying the surrounds.

Campers who were already staying here were invited to join in and attend the presentations and art activities.

As the sun sets and the skies become darker the stars glitter above us, and it's always amazing to see the amount of stars in the sky and the ever changing moon (including the 'Blood Moon' recent lunar eclipse).

Galahs watching us from their perch.<br/> Galahs watching us from their perch.
Afternoon tea during the Science Fair.<br/> Afternoon tea during the Science Fair.
An artist workshop was part of activities over the Science Fair weekend.<br/> An artist workshop was part of activities over the Science Fair weekend.
The 'Blood Moon' of the recent lunar eclipse.<br/> The 'Blood Moon' of the recent lunar eclipse.
Our CEO Gerard O'Neill addresses visitors.<br/> Our CEO Gerard O'Neill addresses visitors.
Taking the lake walk.<br/> Taking the lake walk.
Wildflowers are carpeting the reserve.<br/> Wildflowers are carpeting the reserve.
The scenic walk of our McLellan Track.<br/> The scenic walk of our McLellan Track.