Burning our bushland

Why will indiscriminate burning  permanently alter our bushlands?  And why do we need to rethink how we use fire in our landscapes? Our biodiversity is going up in smoke: harming our health and the plants and animals that make Perth and the South-west of Western Australia a world biodiversity hot spot. After making headway in […]

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UBC June Walks and Talks

As we move into Stage 3 of easing COVID-19 restrictions UBC is recommencing its program of bushland walks and talks.  In accordance with our safety plan, we will be limiting the number of places available and asking that you book your free ticket via our website. Help protect our urban bushland Quendas Our first talk […]

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Winter Bell (Blancoa canescens).

Advocate for Science and Conservation Jobs Stimulus

Western Australia has the enviable position of having one of the few biodiversity hotspots in the world.  And this should be protected at all costs. So, the post Covid-19 recovery is the ideal time to create jobs in the Science and Conservation sector to protect and enhance this valuable asset. We therefore ask the State […]

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Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity

Celebrate with a Guided Walk… Visit Neerabup National Park which is a connector for biodiversity but is under pressure from development in the Northern corridor. Join the UBC sponsored guided walk of the Neerabup National Park lead by members of the Quinns Rocks Environmental Group (QREG) on Sunday 31 May. You will explore the Tuart […]

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Stories from the Urban Bush Telegraph

We share with you some of the stories from the Autumn 2020 edition of the Urban Bush Telegraph. You might like to visit these bushland sites sometime in the future. Quendas in Star Swamp Bushland Reserve (Bush Forever 204) If you live near Star Swamp Bushland Reserve in North Beach/Carine, you may have seen a […]

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Celebrating Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos of Jirdarup The Friends of Kensington Bushland invite you to their walk and talk about the Black Cockatoos of Jirdarup (Kensington Bushland) Sunday 22nd March 2020 – 3 to 4.30 pm MEET Rex the Black Cockatoo & Sam Clarke from Kaarakin Conservation Centre and Adam Peck from Birdlife WA LEARN about these iconic […]

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Spring Walks

It’s almost Spring – and there are many Spring walks in the coming weeks.  Here are a few to tempt you. Baigup Wetlands Come to Baigup Wetlands on the Swan River at Maylands on Sunday 15 September for a Spring walk. Meet people from other community groups while exploring this beautiful Bush Forever site. Baigup […]

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Tawny Frogmouth in Underwood

It was such a surprise to almost bump into this Tawny Frogmouth in an Allocasuarina tree in Underwood Bushland, Shenton Park. Maybe she was a female. She wasn’t giving much away but while pretending to be a branch, she had one eye on me. Several years ago a pair had nested in a coral tree […]

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Saving Urban Bushland

Saving Urban Bushland – piece by piece, year after year, again and again As presented to the Nature City Seminar June 2019 Why is  saving urban bushland from destruction so hard? Look at one battle as an example of many fought piece by piece, year after year, again and again across the metropolitan area. This […]

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Two great urban bushland events

The winter rains have finally arrived on the Swan Coastal Plain and our thoughts turn again to protecting our urban bushland.  We now have the details for some great urban bushland focussed events. In JUNE come to the Nature City Seminar.  Come to share information and further understand the knowledge gaps about nature in urban […]

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Greater Brixton Street Wetlands

Updates: Bushland Campaigns

Over the past six months, we have highlighted a number of local bushland campaigns aiming to protect urban bushland.  Where are those campaigns now?  There have been some wins, some losses and some still unresolved. What have we won? North Scarborough Dunes under threat – posted January 2019 March 2019 update: the developer has withdrawn […]

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Campaign to save Anstey-Keane continues

In Perth’s south-eastern suburb of Forrestdale is a rare and fragile nature reserve known as Anstey-Keane Dampland.  It is a 311 hectare oasis of heathland, dampland and banksia woodland surrounded by ever-encroaching housing and industrial development. Anstey-Keane is part of the Jandakot Regional Park. Its diverse habitats support a rich and unique variety of plant […]

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