Weeding is on

New weeders, starting 22 June 2024....

Walk with Friends

Next walk: 11am Sunday 30 June 2024...

Zamia

Zamias are cycads from the dinosaur age....

Bats

Check this out - 375 recordings of bats in Jirdarup in March 2024 - and more .....

Raven consuming Zamia

Who has been chewing that Zamia pod?...

Bird Watering Stations

The first Bird Watering Station was installed in 2018. There are now three. Cameras were installed at Etwell St in April 2024....

Meet us at Hawaiian

Curtin Leads Banksia Woodland Restoration

X-ray scanning of native seeds allows for rapid assessment of seed quality, which is critical in restoration efforts. Learn more about what is happening in the lab at Curtin University....

Birds of Jirdarup publication

Wettenhall Environment Trust and Hannah Beazley MLA are sponsoring our new publication. Expect to see it in October 2024....

Jirdarup at a glance

Presenting Jirdarup in a nutshell for newcomers...

Restoration of the Kent St Sandpit

Restoration of the Kent St Sandpit represents a rare opportunity to increase Banksia woodlands in inner-city Perth. In 2043 we expect to see a thriving natural habitat. Photo: Sandpit 2023 by Derrin Kee for the Town of Victoria Park....

Jirdarup Bushland and the Friends who care for it

What’s to love about Jirdarup

Clare will inspire you to visit. Join her in imagining it 100s and 1000s of years ago....

Jirdarup from the air

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to soar like a bird? Shot by Derrin Kee for the Town of Victoria on 21 August 2022....

For lovers of Cockatoos

See the Cockatoos enjoy the bird waterers....

Shaun Fearn – photographer

Shaun has been a regular photographer in Jirdarup since 2017....

Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Red-tails with their raucous call and brilliant tail feathers are a favourite for visitors to Jirdarup....

Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo

Carnaby’s with their melodious wee-la call are a favourite for visitors to Jirdarup....

Rainbow Bee-Eater

The latest on the Sandpit Restoration

Keep up to date with what’s happening at the Kent Street Sandpit, bearing in mind this is a long-term project to restore the Banksia woodlands more than 80 years since excavations began....

Our photographers

Thanks to all those people who allow us to share their photographs with the world. Meet some of them here....

Noongar Six Seasons

Learn about the Noongar seasons and get a copy of our poster....

Bird watching kit

Borrow a bird watching kit from your local library....

Trees in Jirdarup

In addition to the trees in Kensington Bushland, there are over 500 trees in and around Jirdarup. We have the formula to calculate the age of the Jarrah and Marri....

Balta hebardi – the Bush Cockroach

Meet Balta hebardi, not the five cockroach species plaguing our homes, but one of our very own Bush Cockroaches....

Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouths roosting in the trees at the Harold Rossiter Reserve have become a favourite family for locals. They also feature in Noongar Dreamtime stories. Photo by Veronica McPhail....

Coastal Honeymyrtle

In summer, the Coastal Honeymyrtle, Melaleuca systena, flowers throughout Jirdarup. Photos by Elbia Sylwestrzak and Clare Caldeira....

International Day of People with Disability 8 Dec 2023

George St Reserve

George St Reserve started out as a sanitary depot. The community became increasingly unhappy about it....

Trees

Eight tree species are endemic to Jirdarup....

Elbia Sylwestrzak

Vicki Caulfield

Management Committee

Find out who's on our Management Committee and our key governance documents....

Jarrah deaths

In 2020, Friends of Jirdarup Bushland first noticed dying trees. They took action and prepared a report asking the Town to investigate the cause....

Our Book about Jirdarup

This delightful coffee table book will inspire you with its photographs and its stories of how a community saved this treasured inner-city Banksia woodlands. It was launched by Mayor Karen Vernon on 16 September 2023....

Is that a Weed?

It's important to get to know your weeds. If in doubt, don't pull it out....

Birds of Jirdarup

We have an exciting project underway. It will help amateur watchers identify the birds they see in Jirdarup, tell stories from Noongar Dreamtime and give hints for gardeners wanting to provide food and shelter for birds in the surrounding area....

Kensington Precinct development update

Public consultation has commenced on the Kensington Precinct which will replace the old government buildings opposite Jirdarup....

About birds by Noongar Boodjar

Learn the Noongar names for our common birds, and progress to spelling those names and even constructing simple sentences. Includes notes for teachers and parents....

Kaarak gets a red tail

Nature Play WA has lots of activities for children from Dreamtime stories to nature bingo....

Wildflower Society of WA resources for kids

An activity to inspire children to love our wildflowers - for young people, their parents and their teachers....

Colouring in

Learn about plants and animals by colouring in and reading the information....

Urban Bushland Council resources for schools

A wealth of educational materials designed to inspire and inform young minds about the importance and beauty of our local bushland....

Research papers

The Friends of Jirdarup Bushland have identified a wide range of published and unpublished research in Jirdarup. Those references are available here....

UWA Architecture ‘Living Laboratory’ Project

In 2023 several by Master of Landscape Architecture students at UWA who re-imagined and re-designed the Town with a particular species from Jirdarup in mind....

Hand Weeding Project

Weeds are one of the biggest threats to urban bushland, disturbing natural ecosystems and threatening biodiversity by competing with native species, changing soil conditions and increasing fuel load....

Kensington Bushland Management Plans

Mindful medicine

Jirdarup – the Movie

This video gives an overview of the Jirdarup Bushland Precinct, the Friends of Jirdarup Bushland and their recent activities, thanking the volunteers for their contributions to the maintaining its biodiversity....