The Friends of Jirdarup Bushland
The Friends of Jirdarup Bushland is a community group based around Victoria Park. We are dedicated to the preservation of Jirdarup Bushland Precinct which includes Kensington Bushland, George St Reserve and Kent St Sandpit. We organize community events as well as planting and weeding days each year.
Our aim is to help the community connect with nature through protecting, regenerating and revegetating the Jirdarup Bushland Precinct.
Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get the latest news and get involved in our activities!
Jirdarup Bushland Precinct, with ‘Bush Forever’ site Kensington Bushland at its heart, is a rare slice of remnant banksia-jarrah woodlands tucked away in Victoria Park. A hidden natural treasure and biodiversity hot spot, Jirdarup means ‘Place of Birds’ in the Nyoongar language. It is home to 62 species of birds, as well as 14 species of reptiles and over 200 plant species. Get creative and immerse yourself in photographing the wealth of Jirdarup’s flora, fauna, and landscapes.
The Bushland entry points are from Etwell Street, George Street and Baron Hay Court. There is free parking, wide pathways, and dog walking is permitted. Disabled access is via Baron-Hay Court entrance. You can take photos from the public access areas in Jirdarup Bushland, but please don’t jump the fences.
Register now for the 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁, Sunday 2nd April.
Help BirdlifeWA count Black Cockatoos across southwest WA. The GCC is an annual citizen science survey that provides essential data to estimate population trends for our threatened cockies and to help protect critical habitat.
Registrations close March 12. No experience required.
Go to https://birdlife.org.au/events/great-cocky-count/
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Three more days to have you say on the latest Kent St Sandpit detailed design. The Sandpit is part of Jirdarup Bushland Precinct, and after decades of neglect, is now set for an exciting 5-star bushland restoration! Here are some aerial photos to get you in the groove.
Comments close at 5pm on Monday 6th Feb. https://yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/kentstreetsandpit?next=/admin/sites/editors/home-page/live-preview
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More Jirdarup bird photos, this time from brilliant local photographer @veronicamcphail and featuring Carnaby's and New Holland Honeyeaters. Our little bushland truly is the 'Place of birds'!
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What a delight to see a big flock of Carnaby's fly in yesterday to drink from the Jirdarup bird waterer! It's rare to see these birds feeding their chicks in plain view, AND both Carnaby's and Forest Red-Tails sharing a tree. Luckily star photographer Georgina Wilson was on hand to capture the moment. Magic!
The Rainbow Bee-Eaters are still around too.
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It's not too late to get your 2023 Calendar to support @Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre. See if you can spot the page we sponsored.
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After a well-earned festive break, the Friends of Jirdarup hand weeding team eased back into it yesterday, removing a big patch of perennial veldt grass that was sprouting under the jarrahs. Lovely to be out in nature once more!
We'll be at it again tomorrow (Tuesday 17th Jan) from 7-8am and welcome newcomers. Keep a look out for our new Red cockatoo feather flag! Please wear sensible clothes and bring a water bottle. Training and tools provided. (PM us for more deets)
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JIRDARUP LIZARD ALERT
How many lizard species are there in JIrdarup Bushland?
Last November 8 reptile species were counted in a monitoring exercise done by our friends at Biologic Environmental Survey Pty Ltd
During the exercise, pitfall and funnel traps placed in three locations captured 43 individual reptiles, (and one house mouse (Mus musculus)!!). This was fewer than in previous years, but still impressive for a small patch of bushland.
It takes keen eyes to spot these critters during the day and many are only active at night. The bobtails are the most visible and can often be found sunbaking on the paths. To help protect the bushland wildlife, PLEASE DON'T TOUCH any reptiles you find and please keep your dogs on leads too.
For all you reptile fanciers, the exact monitoring Biologic results were:
10 Common Dwarf Skink (Menetia greyii)
10 Two-toed Earless Skinks (Hemiergis quadrilineatum)
8 Southern Blind Snakes (Anilios australis)
6 West Coast Long-tailed Ctenotus (Ctenotus australis)
4 Bobtails (Tiliqua rugosa rugosa)
2 Elegant Sliders (Lerista elegans)
2 Buchanan’s Snake-eyed Skinks (Cryptoblepharus buchananii)
1 Dwarf Bearded Dragon (Pogona minor minor)
Thanks to Robert Audcent for the report and photos.
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WHAT AN HONOUR!
The Friends of Jirdarup Bushland were delighted to receive the Vaughan Glare Award 2022 for services to the Victoria Park community, presented by the Hon. Hannah Beazley, MLA for Victoria Park, at her end-of-year Sundowner.
The Award was established by Dr Geoff Gallop when he was the local Member to honour Vaughan Glare who worked with homeless youth and was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident.
Our Award is dedicated to all those who have supported us and our precious Jirdarup Bushland over the years. Whatever your involvement, we applaud you!
Special kudos to the FoJB Committee (past and present) and the Town of Vic Park Council for their unstinting dedication, and to @Hannah BeazleyMLA and her marvellous team for the honour.
Pictured here receiving the Award are some of the Friends, with Hannah Beazley, and Zaneta Mascarenhas (Member for Swan).
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