Werlthang is the word for ‘morning dew’ which forms over night leaving the country wet. The dew dries up by mid morning.
Miriwoong people use these words to describe the weather at this time of the year:
Gejawooleng – Fire
Warralab gejawooleng – (to light fire) – some areas of the environment are ready to burn at this time of the year.
After the season of Werlthang typically comes the mini-season of Manbilying.
There is lots of bush tucker that comes out in the Dry time. Fueled by the cooler weather and groundwater, many different bush foods grow and become ‘cookwan’ (ripe). Read about them below!