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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ecological linkage

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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Iluka Foreshore.

More Spring Wildflowers

We hope you enjoyed our previous wildflowers post and managed to see some of our Perth Spring wildflowers.  Now we have two more places to showcase.  They both have guided walks Saturday 15 September at 9 am. Iluka Foreshore Reserve 25 km north-west of Perth, Iluka Foreshore Reserve is a narrow strip of coastal bushland located […]

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Greater Brixton Street Wetlands

Preserve Greater Brixton Street Wetlands

Act now to preserve the Greater Brixton Street Wetlands biodiversity hotspot The Swan Coastal Plain is known as a biodiversity hotspot.  Some believe an area in Kenwick called the Greater Brixton Street Wetlands (GBSW) is the hottest spot of all. Unfortunately, it is under imminent threat from development of the Maddington-Kenwick Strategic Employment Area (MKSEA). […]

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Koondoola Bushland

Spring Wildflowers in Perth

It’s wildflower season in Western Australia.  But you don’t have to drive for hours to see wonderful flora.  You can start your exploration of the State’s amazingly biodiverse bushlands and wetlands right here, in Perth. So, here are this week’s recommendations. Koondoola Regional Bushland Only 15 km north from the Perth CBD you can find […]

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Bush Forever

Complete Bush Forever to protect Perth’s biodiversity

It is time to complete Bush Forever! It is now 18 months since Labor was elected with a landslide win, substantially influenced by the Roe 8 saga.  Their platform includes impressive commitments to conservation, the environment and climate change, including: Our urban bushland must be conserved and protected both for its biodiversity values and its […]

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New Holland Honeyeater

UBC – Campaigning Since 1993

Twenty-five years ago on Sunday 21st March 1993, the Urban Bushland Council (UBC) was launched in Kings Park. It formed with the support of the Conservation Council in the aftermath of the highly publicised community campaign to stop clearing of much valued bushland at Hepburn Heights. The community groups who formed UBC realized they needed […]

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