You will notice that many of the town in the Great Southern have a name ending with 'up'. It usually pertains to the Aboriginal meaning for water and whatever comes before the 'up' depends on the significance each site held.
The Eagle's Nest
About 4 km out of Nyabing, on the road to Katanning, you will see clearly an enormous eagle's nest, out on the swamp flats. Eagles mate for life and return to the same nest year after year, unless disturbed. So far, this one hasn't been disturbed.
If you like to spot and identify birds and other animals, Nyabing will give you many opportunities to indulge this interest. A walk through the nature reserve at Nyabing Creek puts you in the midst of all kinds of wildlife and lots of sandalwood trees. The wildflowers in spring are truly spectacular.
Other places worth visiting are the Kwobrup Dam, Cairlocup Dam and Chook Run water reserve. The fauna that run freely around here include the Western Grey Kangaroo, the Western Brush Wallaby, Echidna, Blue Tongue Lizard and a huge variety of birds.
Chinocup Nature Reserve
If bush walking and nature is your cup of tea then call in to the Shire office, get directions, and go on a little treasure hunt to find this magical nature reserve. You may even be lucky enough to encounter some of its unique marsupials, such as Black Gloved Wallabies and the Brushtail Possum.
Among the bird-life, look for a Tawny Frogmouth. With their nocturnal habit and owlish appearance they are often mistaken for owls. During the day, the Tawny Frogmouth perches on a tree branch, often low down, camouflaged as part of the tree.
CBH Grain Bins
You can't miss these enormous grain silos right in the middle of town. Over the years, thousands of tonnes of grain have passed through here on the way to allparts of Australia and the rest of the world. These bins and others like them in many small towns provide storage for local farmers growing wheat for bread, canola for oil, and the all-important barley, which we need in order to make the precious nectar, beer.
For more information, please visit the Shire of Kent website or phone 08 9829 1051.