Biodiversity on show in Kwinana

Biodiversity on show in Kwinana
31 August 2021

The City of Kwinana is celebrating all things flora and fauna throughout September for National Biodiversity Month. With a host of events and programs that highlight the rich natural environment and explores how it is being protected, conserved and improved. 

There are opportunities for the whole family to get involved with the Quenda count, nightstalk and the Annual Wildflower Walk. This year the Wildflower Walk includes a “Weaving among the Wildflowers workshop” with Lea Taylor from Creative Culture leading some creative activities.  

Set in Wildflower Reserve in Orelia, the walk is led by the Wildflower Society and will showcase the areas diverse array of wildflowers on Saturday, 12 September, while the self-guided tour will be available from Monday, 13 September and throughout the rest of the month.

Mayor Carol Adams said spring was the perfect time to explore our beautiful reserves and parks in Kwinana.

“We are so lucky to have such diverse animal and plant species in Kwinana. We have the Banksia Woodlands, which are a threatened ecological community and there are amazing paperbarks in our wetlands. This time of year is when you will see an increase in reptile activity and a migratory species of bird such as the Rainbow Bee Eater which will be visiting Kwinana over Summer” Mayor Adams said.

“During National Biodiversity month, it’s good to have a think about how you can help protect biodiversity. Planting local native species to create a backyard sanctuary for birds and wildlife is a great start and keeping cats safe at home and indoors at night can help protect native wildlife.

Kwinana contains over 27 conservation reserves from Kwinana Beach on the coast, through to the wetlands of Honeywood Reserve. It includes up to 300 hectares of natural areas throughout the City and features a variety of threatened ecological communities.

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