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.
The bushland is for everyone! Especially International Day for People with Disability - Saturday 3rd December from 9am.
Celebrate with a guided nature walk or an art class at Jirdarup Bushland.
We have two special guests - Princess Rex, the Baudin's Black Cockatoo from Kaarakin Centre, and AFLWA West Coast Eagles star Aisling McCarthy.
Auslan interpreter available on request, morning tea and accessible venue.
To register, go to Eventbrite and search for Victoria Park Community Centre or Harold Rossiter Park.
Our partners for this IDPwD event are Victoria Park Community Centre and the Town of Victoria Park. #internationaldayforpeoplewithdisability2022
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We had two new hand weeding recruits yesterday (thanks Lucy and Lily!), and managed to clean up a big weedy patch along the pathway. Great job!
But it's not all hard yakka. Even this late in the season, the floral diversity on display in the bushland is a marvel. There are iridescent pinks and yellows galore, grass tree flower stalks dot the landscape, and the WA Christmas Tree (Nuytsia floribunda) will soon be ablaze with bright orange blooms. Here are some pics from yesterday. (Photos by Helen Brown)
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‘BUSH FOREVER’ TURNS 21!!
Congrats to the Urban Bushland Council for a joyous Bush Forever 21st Birthday bash (14/10/22) in the serene surrounds of the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre.
Bush Forever is the State government’s ground-breaking policy to conserve some of Perth’s best remnant urban bushland. It is 287 bushland sites (over 50,000 hectares) on private and public land across the Swan Coastal Plain. These sites were only a small percentage of the total Perth bushland at that time, and were selected based on their biodiversity value, condition, connectivity, and other factors.
Vic Park’s very own Kensington Bushland (at the heart of Jirdarup Bushland Precinct) is Bush Forever Site No.48. At only 9.1 hectares it's one of the last remnants of Banksia-Jarrah woodlands in the inner city. Aren't we lucky?
Want to know more? Use this interactive map <“Keeping the bush in the city” (arcgis.com)> to explore Bush Forever sites closeup, then contact Friends of Jirdarup Bushland to sign up for some landcaring! email@example.com.
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There's always something wondrous to behold in Jirdarup Bushland. Check out these latest pics from our hand weeding team from deep in the bushland...
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Look out for these glorious wildflowers in Kensington Bushland - there are still plenty to be seen from the pathways. Beautiful! 🌸🌼🌿
If you want to get close to these beauties, please consider joining our hand weeding team on Tuesdays or Saturdays from 8.30am. PM us for more details. 🌳😁
Photos taken by the Jirdarup hand weeding team.
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Bushland conservation is good for us! Dr Helen Brown, a long-time Jirdarup Friend, shares her own experience in this short video. Click the link below to watch.
Learn more at our 'Healthy Country/Healthy Minds' Walk & Talk on Sunday 16th October. Details & bookings here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=952988&
Thanks to videographer Derrin Kee.
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Here are some new photos of our famous Jirdarup bird watering stations, courtesy of @shaunfearnphotography Early mornings or evenings are the best times to see the birds! #jirdarupbushland https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Environment/Bird-waterers ...
The second in our series of Friends video interviews is Timothy and his mum Larissa. Why do they love the Bushland so much? Click below and find out!!!
Don't forget - our next Walk and Talk is all about how the Nature makes us happy!
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