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?...

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...

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....

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....

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....

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....

Kensington Bushland Management Plans

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....

Conservation is good for you

Listen to long term Friend, Dr Helen Brown, on why conservation is good for you. As a local who lives near the bushland she finds conservation and volunteering is enriching her life....

Recovering from the 2016 Bushfire

After the 2016 bushfire, considerable effort has gone into revegetation and recovering the biodiversity that was lost. In this video, we look at the change since the fire....

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....

Resources for children