Lemnos Street Bushland

Battle to Save Lemnos Street Bushland Continues

The Western Australian Planning Commission will let LandCorp develop Lemnos Sreet Bushland! This will fragment, degrade and more than halve this important ecological corridor, unless we can stop them. In making this despicable decision, both LandCorp and the WAPC have ignored their own planning policies, the scientific expert advice and the wishes of the community to […]

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Celebrating our native Christmas tree

As 2018 draws to a close, we are reminded of the beauty of the Western Australian bush by the golden orange flowers of the Nuytsia floribunda.  Go for a walk in your local bushland and enjoy the rich orange contrasting against bright blue skies. You will also find a surprising number of plants flowering strongly […]

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Great Cocky Count 2018

The 2018 Great Cocky Count was released on 3 December 2018. The Great Cocky Count (GCC) is a long-term citizen science survey and the biggest single survey for black-cockatoos in Western Australia. The GCC was held on Sunday 8 April 2018 and roost sites were surveyed for Carnaby’s, Baudin’s and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos. These […]

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Lemnos Street Bush May Be Saved!

In October we reported that Lemnos Street bush, an important ecological linkage between the two Bush Forever sites Underwood Avenue and Shenton bushlands, was under imminent threat from development. Campaign Update This month the organisers of the “Bush not Bricks” campaign report that they are cautiously optimistic that 75% of the linkage, and most of […]

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Lake views.

Wonderful Wetlands around Perth

Following good winter rains this year, our Perth wetlands are looking healthier than in past years. Therefore, this week we feature three wonderful wetlands areas; in Bayswater, Claremont and Joondalup. Lake Claremont Lake Claremont is an ephemeral wetland. It occurs in a depression within the Spearwood System of coastal sand dunes and is 10 km […]

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Don’t burn our biodiversity!

From King’s Park to Koondoola the ‘bush in the city’ is an essential part of the character of Perth and cherished by generations of Western Australians. But we are alarmed to find that local governments have listed many urban bushland reserves for prescribed burning this Spring. What’s happening? Our members have also noticed new fire […]

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Bushland treasures close to Perth

Today we feature two bushland treasures in long-established suburbs very close to the Perth CBD.  One is in Inglewood and the other is in Bayswater. Inglewood Triangle Just 5 km north-east of Perth you will find Inglewood Triangle.  Although only 1.7 ha in size and surrounded on all sides by suburbia, here you will find […]

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An ecological linkage under threat

An important ecological linkage between the two Bush Forever sites Underwood Avenue and Shenton bushlands, is under imminent threat from development. It is a 3.4 ha strip of bushland known as Lemnos Street bushland on the western boundary of the now closed Shenton Park buildings of Royal Perth Hospital. When built, this hospital was in […]

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Queens Park Bushland

October Wildflowers close to Perth

Queens Park Bushland Now is the time to visit Queens Park Bushland in Welshpool to see more of Perth’s Spring wildflowers. Queens Park Bushland is only 12 km south east from Perth, along Welshpool Road. It is a 19 ha of remnant of Banksia/Marri bushland, where alluvial clays from the Darling Plateau meet grey Bassendean […]

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Alfred Cove

No wave park at Tompkins Park

A fragile jewel worth preserving The Swan River Estuary is much-loved and provides a sense of place to the Perth community. At Tompkins Park in Alfred Cove we have a Marine Park bordered by a narrow margin of A-Class Nature Reserve that is part of Bush Forever Site 331. It is a very small pocket of […]

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Spring in the Perth Hills

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure for a big surprise (apologies to Anne Murray and Teddy Bear’s Picnic) As our weather changes into Spring (or the Nyoongar season of Djilibi), you can go out every week and see something different flowering in our Perth bushland. Bungendore Park Why? Firstly it is only 30 […]

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Casuarina Wellard stop the sand mine

Stop Banksia Road Sand Mine

The Casuarina Wellard Progress Association (CWPA) asks you to help ‘Stop Banksia Road Sand Mine’ because the Banksia Road and Boomerang Road reserve sites in Wellard, south of Perth, are at risk from sand mining. The proposal Hanson Construction propose to clear these two sites to mine a small amount of Bassendean sand for use […]

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