The Macleay is in the grip of winter, but that hasn't stopped the Wattles around the valley from putting on a visual display like no other.
All over the Macleay and the new pacific highway, the flower is blooming, ready for Wattle Day coming on September 1.
Officially kicking off Spring every year, National Wattle Day has fallen on September 1 across Australia Since 1992, but initially, different states had celebrations between July and September.
Wattles have long been an important part of Australian culture, it's our national floral emblem and is considered one of the few symbols that represent everyone due to its inoffensive nature.
There are roughly 1350 species found throughout the world, and nearly 1000 of these can be found in Australia.
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