The Mullum Mullum Festival – Celebrating Biodiversity and Wurundjeri Culture

The Mullum Mullum Festival, now in its 18th year, is an annual event, held in either Autumn or Spring, celebrating the biodiversity and the ecological and cultural values of the Mullum Mullum Creek Valley. The Festival features a range of guided walks, talks and activities, held over two successive weekends. The 2018 Festival was hosted in the lead up to National Reconciliation Week, providing opportunities to learn more about Indigenous culture and history, as well as the local environment and its flora and fauna.

Welcoming the Winter Solstice

  In the Southern Hemisphere, as we observe the passing of the ‘Winter Solstice’, it is time to welcome the returning light. Time to tune in to the changing cycles and seasons of nature and embrace the ‘midwinter’! The southern Winter solstice, which falls on the 21st of June, is an astronomical phenomenon that marks the ‘shortest’ day and ‘longest’, darkest night of the year. The blanket of dusk falls early (around 5.15 pm in Melbourne), capping off the days that we experience the least amount of daylight … but also heralding the start of the slow march towards Spring. Time to light…