Friends of Manning Park Ridge
Manning Park (Spearwood) Ridge is an area of profound ecological significance. It forms part of the Beeliar Regional Park and is home to rare and threatened flora and fauna.
Most of the ecosystems found along the ridge line that formerly flourished in the metropolitan area have now been largely destroyed by mining or development. To have an area of bush land with such ecological value in an urban setting is a privilege and a responsibility. It acts as not only a sanctuary for the native plant and animals, but also for the many people that visit daily. It provides a connection to nature for Cockburn residents at a time when many of us are becoming increasingly disconnected from nature.
The area is unique for several reasons:
– 60 hectares of limestone ridge
– Bush Forever site 247
– multiple threatened ecological communities, including limestone heath and Tuart Woodlands
– roosting and forage habitat for Endangered Carnaby Cockatoos
– including the protected Parrot Bush (Banksia sessilis) which occurs over much of the ridge
– potential site for threatened Graceful Sun Moth (priority 4) and a recorded site for the Lined Skink (priority 3)
– Cultural significance
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