Zamia

Zamias are cycads from the dinosaur age....

Bats

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

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....

For lovers of Cockatoos

See the Cockatoos enjoy the bird waterers....

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

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....

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....

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....

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....

Mindful medicine

Christmas Tree

The WA Christmas Tree (Nuytsia floribunda) – called the Mundjah or Moojar by Noongar people - is an important landmark in Jirdarup. Christmas Tree corner is well known by locals. Photo by Elbia Sylwestrzak....

Witches’ Broom

Witches’ Broom is a condition that is results in a deformity of the tree, that resembles a bird's nest or a broom, hence the name Witches’ Broom....