It's always a good time to venture out after the rains - the landscape is transformed and fauna and flora suddenly want to show off their best colours and this could not be more true than in Boondall Wetlands.
We went to the Environment Centre, a fascinating resource full of informative boards and interactive displays, which will certainly appeal to nature lovers. Look at the journeys of the migratory birds which fly so many miles around the globe. You can follow the path of these birds which make the journey from places like Japan, Siberia and Alaska to the wetland here.
Check out the wingspans and colours of birds through powerful binoculars. Read about the plants in the area and what they offer the birds and animals in the area and even us humans at times.
Inside the Centre
The Migratory Birds
Looking out at the Wetlands
Pick up a leaflet about butterflies and head out to the Billai Dagun Circuit.
This is a two-kilometre boardwalk through some of the wetlands, the casuarina forests, the eucalypts and the salt marshes, which turn a vibrant red.
The salt marshes
As we headed off, we looked at the green carpets which were covering the undergrowth, the creeping vines and the many butterflies that flitted about, too fast in their movements to allow for a quick shot.
The carpets of green
There were many varieties and I was able to identify a large number because of the leaflet which I had picked up.