The Noongar seasonal calendar includes six different seasons in a yearly cycle. Each of the six seasons represents and explains the seasonal changes we see annually. The Noongar seasons can be long or short and are indicated by what is happening and changing around us rather than by dates on a calendar.
In our garden we have some paintings that have been created, by Marli Starcevch and our students with help from a work for the dole project to represent the seasons;
Birak (Dec-Jan): Dry and hot.
Bunuru (Feb-Mar): Hottest part of the year.
Djeran (Apr-May): Cooler weather begins.
Makuru (Jun-Jul): Coldest and wettest time of the year; more frequent gales and storms.
Djilba (Aug-Sept): Mixture of wet days with increasing number of clear, cold nights and pleasant warmer days.
Kambarang (Oct-Nov): Longer dry periods.