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July | 2020

Farewell to Ocean Reef Bushland Walk B

Saturday 11 July from 09:00 to 10:30
Boat trailer Car Park, Boat Harbour Quays, off Ocean Reef Rd
Ocean Reef, WA 6027 Australia
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New date Saturday 11 July  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…

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Burning our bushland – talk by Kingsley Dixon

Wednesday 22 July from 18:00 to 20:00
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street
West Perth, West Australia 6005 Australia
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Why indiscriminate burning will permanently alter our bushlands and why we need to rethink how we use fire in our landscapes. Our biodiversity is going up in smoke, harming our health, the plants and animals that make Perth and the South-west of Western Australia a world biodiversity hot spot. After making headway in the 1990's with collaboration of DFES, DBCA, bushcare groups, community and local governments we have returned to hierarchical decisions. Our scientists are showing us the compelling evidence! Come…

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September | 2020

Walk in Landsdale Conservation Park: after the prescribed burn

Saturday 5 September from 08:00 to 10:00
Landsdale Conservation Park, 85 Landsdale Road
Darch, WA 6065 Australia
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Join David Pike’s curated walk at 8 am on Saturday 5th September through the Landsdale Conservation Park. This remnant bushland lies in suburban Darch and its biodiversity and rarity is a reminder that we need to protect it. David has been walking through and observing Landsdale bushland for 20 years. This site was prescribe burnt in 2019, and David will talk about the fire history and its effect. But can we afford to jeopardise its biodiversity by burning the site and…

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October | 2020

Putting insects to work in your bushland

Thursday 15 October from 18:00 to 20:00
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street
West Perth, West Australia 6005 Australia
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Have you seen these in your bushland? Insects and other macrofauna will help you with your bush regeneration work because they are composters, pollinators, predators! World insect populations are in decline for all sorts of anthropogenic reasons. So, it is time for the few eco-literate members of our society to again stand up to eco-illiterate governments and their bureaucracies in their war of ignorance against the major proportion of our terrestrial macrofauna – the insects! Come listen to David Knowles…

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November | 2020

Soil microbes and bushland health

Thursday 19 November from 18:00 to 20:00
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street
West Perth, West Australia 6005 Australia
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Come to our next talk on Thursday 19th November, from 6pm. You will be able to hear Dr Anna Hopkins talk about soil microbes and bushland health. Anna's talk follows on from David Knowles presentation last month about the devastating effect of fires on insects. Continuing our series, we have asked Anna to talk about threats to soil health; the effect weeds have on soil microbe biodiversity and of fire on soil health. Soil microbes play an essential role in…

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March | 2021

UBC Annual General Meeting 2021

Tuesday 2 March from 18:00 to 20:00
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street
West Perth, West Australia 6005 Australia
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Firewood Banksia (Banksia menziesii).

All places are now fully booked. Add your name to the WAIT list or request a Zoom link to the meeting by emailing ubc@bushlandperth.org.au Come along to UBC's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 2nd March 2021. The doors will open at 6:00 pm when light refreshments will be served. The AGM will start at 6:30 pm.  Elections will be held for all Committee positions for 2021. Nomination forms are available here. Contact us at ubc@bushlandperth.org.au if you would like further information…

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April | 2021

Protecting our bushland

Thursday 8 April from 18:00 to 20:00
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street
West Perth, West Australia 6005 Australia
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This year UBC's theme is protecting our bushland from threats whether they are weeds, feral animals, fire, or incursions from developers.  Accordingly we have asked Judy Fisher to talk about the ways that Member Groups can protect and enhance biodiversity through on ground work. How the latest approach to saving worldwide biodiversity can save Perth bushland. The latest approach Judy will share with you the most up to date knowledge and approaches on protecting and conserving biodiversity to assist protecting…

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May | 2021

Geoheritage: What is it? Why is it important?

Thursday 13 May from 18:00 to 20:00
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street
West Perth, West Australia 6005 Australia
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Walpole Nornalup Inlets Marine Park

How will recording geoheritage knowledge in our bush help save it. Where do we start? A case study Community groups in action - the Walpole-Nornalup Inlets experience. Be inspired by the work of Dr Vic Semeniuk and Dr. Margaret Brocx, from Geoheritage Australasia Inc. Vic Semeniuk & Margaret Brocx with Lyn Beazley, Chief Scientist WA 26 August 2012 (Twitter) Vic’s ability to think outside the box has brought new scientific approaches to conservation. He and his team have managed to secure…

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June | 2021

National Standards for Ecological Restoration

Thursday 10 June from 18:00 to 20:00
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street
West Perth, West Australia 6005 Australia
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We continue our theme of protecting our urban bushland. Celebrate with us the world launch of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. So, come along and listen to Kingsley Dixon describe the  critically important national standards for ecological restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global rallying cry to heal our planet.  There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now. Ecosystems support all life on Earth. Therefore, the healthier our ecosystems are,…

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Walk-shop 2021: Alfred Cove

Saturday 19 June from 14:30 to 16:30
Alfred Cove, Corner Burke Drive and Haig Road
Attadale, WA 6156 Australia
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Come to our first Walk-Shop for 2021 at the beautiful Alfred Cove. More about Alfred Cove Part of the Swan Estuary Marine Park in Melville, Alfred Cove is a place of great natural beauty. It forms part of Bush Forever Site 331 and is a conservation area for native flora and fauna. Although small it includes a number of threatened species and ecological communities. Three relatively small but ecologically significant areas became the Swan Estuary Marine Park in 1990. Although distributed…

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