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Farewell to Ocean Reef Bushland Walk 1
Saturday 27 June from 09:00 to 10:30Free
POSTPONED: New dates Sunday 5 July or Saturday 11 July – check out new dates here
You are invited to a UBC sponsored GUIDED WALK to say Farewell to Ocean Reef Bushland (ex- Bush Forever 325). This will be led by members of the Joondalup Community Coast Care Forum.
In late 2019 the WAPC excised 26 ha of bushland from Bush Forever 325. DWER has recently issued two Clearing Permits as a prelude to the clearing of up to 42 ha for the Ocean Reef Marina development. While August-October is the best time to walk through the area, it may not be possible to do this once clearing starts. Therefore we will take the opportunity now to walk through the bush now. We will look at some of the locally rare plants and ancient stands of Quandong and Native grape, an orchard for traditional owners when they lived on the coast.
Come and see
Yanchep Rose (Diplolanea angustifolia) – southernmost recorded occurrence,
Coastal Hop Bush (Dodonaea aptera) – only record in Joondalup,
Native Grape (Nitraria billardierei),
Grevillea sp. Ocean Reef – G.vestita x G. crithmifolia hybrid (P1 species), –
Hibbertia leptotheca (P3 species) and lots of
Coast Beard-heath (Styphelia insularis (prev. Leucopogon insularis)) in flower making a colourful contrast beside Cockies’ Tongue (Templetonia retusa).
Also observe the local birds including Osprey and other raptors, Pacific Gulls, White Winged Fairy Wrens.
Then finish with a walk along the cliffs (which will also be destroyed for housing) taking in wonderful views while searching for samphires, salt bush and the Native grape.
Semi-strenuous. Stout clothing and footwear required. Toilets on site. Picnic Area available for afterwards.
Park in the northern end of easternmost row of the boat trailer parking area at the Ocean Reef Boat Harbour along Boat Harbour Quays, off Ocean Reef Rd. Look for UBC Sign. No dogs thank you.
As the number of participants is limited to 10 per session it is essential you book your ticket now. There is a second walk – accessible from our Events page.