Thursday 4th July 2019

Save the date!

for the NatureLink Perth Symposium.

An event you won’t want to miss, so put it in your diary now! We are planning an exciting full day program with engagement with everyone in the room. 

Find out all about biodiversity integration into our city. How can we do that? Find out what is needed to enable nature sensitive urban design in Perth and how to create the essential linkages needed for our wetlands, bushlands, native flora, fauna and people.

Events

Upcoming events are provided here. Do you have an event coming up? Let us know.

Getting out into nature is good for your wellbeing and health. We have found the events below where you can meet some of the amazing inhabitants of our urban bushlands. A different night (or day) out. I’m sure there are more – let us know.

Owl Date Night

DATE: Thursday 21 March | 6–8pm
VENUE: The Wetlands Centre Cockburn, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake
COST:  $5

Register online: www.ticketbooth.com.au/CityofCockburn or via customer service on 08 9411 3444

Are you overdue for date night? Join Yvonne from WA Birds of Prey and discover the secret lives of owls. Learn which owls and other birds of prey live locally and in WA. You will then take a walk to look for the owls that call Bibra Lake home.

Adults only event. Suitable for couples or singles who love birds.

Please wear long trousers, closed in shoes and bring a torch.

Insect Insights

DATE: Saturday 23 March | 10am–1pm
VENUE: The Wetlands Centre Cockburn, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake
COST: Free

Register online: www.ticketbooth.com.au/CityofCockburn or via customerservice on 08 9411 3444

Join Professor Jonathan Majer on an exploration of the wonderful world of insects and how they contribute to the running of our big world.This event will feature a presentation followed by a walk through the Roe 8 corridor to see how insects can be used as bio-indicators and provide valuable insights into ecological restoration.

Please wear enclosed footwear and a hat. BYO water Bottle. Suitable for children aged 5 years and above.

For more events from the City of Cockburn click here

Nocturnal Woylie Walk

DATE: Friday, 12 April 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
VENUE: Whiteman Park 
Woodland Reserve, car park 5a
COST: Adults $20.00, Children (6-16yrs)/Conc $15.00, Family (2A+2C) $60.00

To BOOK click here
Woodland Reserve is a protected habitat for rare and endangered WA fauna within Whiteman Park. You can experience the unique bushland habitats of the Reserve, and see its wildlife in action on this fantastic guided tour, just 20 minutes from the Perth CBD!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your interest in NatureLink Perth.  Actions you can take are highlighted by a and resources with a 

Our stakeholder meetings this week:

  • We met with Tim Clifford MLC, member for East Metropolitan Region and Research Officer Alison Wright to discuss NatureLink Perth. A great conversation and lots of ideas. 
    • We met with Mary Gray, Colma Keating and Sue Conlan from theUrban Bushland Council. This group has a wealth of information and also history in biodiversity conservation. Our primary focus was on the amazing work incapsulated in Bush Forever which can be found at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.  Full implementation of this comprehensive public policy would go a long way to protecting our biodiversity. 

 

  • We met with Peter Nash, who illustrated the value of local councils coming together and reminded us of our discussions with the City of Canning in Week 4. The South West Group is a voluntary regional organisation of councils in the South West Metropolitan Region including City of Cockburn, Town of East Fremantle, City of Fremantle, City of Kwinana, City of Melville and City of Rockingham.  An association of this kind provides great opportunity for regional engagement with biodiversity planning and  issues, achieving collaborative action between community,  local and state government. Current projects Peter described included some great initiatives contributing much needed information for the control of foxes and management of pet cats. 

I hope you go to some of the wildlife tours we have highlighted in our Events section. It’s so important to take time out, engage and destress. If you do attend any of the wildlife tours, we’d love to hear about your experience . 

Please email us any information you have, people you think we should contact or events/activities that are happening – so we can share with everyone through NatureLink Perth and make all of us more effective agents of change. 

Cheers,

Jane and the NatureLink Perth team