Spring at Kaarakin

Spring is a beautiful time of the year at Kaarakin. Everything bursts into life after the winter months come to an end. From the moment you step out of your car you are greeted by the sounds of our resident cockatoos. While walking through the carpark towards the main gate you are bombarded by the smell and colour of wildflowers.

Upon entering the site you will find every unused space filled with eucalypts, acacias, banksias, bottlebrushes and more, proudly displaying their flowers . Thanks to our many volunteers and re-vegetation projects, this continues throughout the entire centre and provides a welcome addition to the natural bushlands.

This not only provides shade and windbreaks for the many aviaries, but also provides us with enrichment for the cockatoos and other animals on site. It has also encouraged local fauna back onto the site from the many wrens, honeyeaters & parrots, to the beautiful Scarlet Robin.

All of this creates an oasis for the many animals you will see throughout the centre. Of coarse you will see our beloved black cockatoos, but we also provide a home to dingoes, finches and kangaroos. While walking the many pathways you may even have a close encounter with free roaming emus, peacocks and guinea fowl. If that is not enough to wet your appetite, we even house a small collection of Australian parrots and galahs.

Photo gallery by Alan Schmidt

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