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West Stirling Repair Cafe

West Stirling Repair Cafe

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
West Stirling Neighbourhood House, 228 Hancock St, Doubleview WA 6018, Australia

Our Repair Cafe is a community meeting place where visitors bring in broken items and learn to fix them with the help of a volunteer expert.
So whether it’s a broken toy, chair, bike, jacket, computer or something else, if you can carry it with 2 hands we’ll take a look at it free of charge.

City of Vincent Decluttering Workshop

City of Vincent Decluttering Workshop

September 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Want to learn how to get clutter out of life, for good? Join us for a FREE workshop delivered by the Switch Your Thinking Team.

Discover how to live with less stuff and learn practical tips to help simplify your life. A reminder to re-use, re-purpose, upcycle, recycle or find a new home for the throw away stuff you just don’t need.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/city-of-vincent-decluttering-workshop-tickets-47578058253

Nature in Art walk

Nature in Art walk

September 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005, Australia

Kings Park is full of art celebrating WA plants and the natural environment. Enjoy a walk through the WA Botanic Garden where you’ll view beautiful artwork, sculpture and mosaics including banksias and acacias as well as sculptural plants which depict the strength of women.

This walk is being led by the knowledgeable Kings Park Volunteer Guides.

All guided walks are free but places are limited. Register via the Kings Park Festival website.
https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/events/festival

City of Vincent Composting Workshop

City of Vincent Composting Workshop

September 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
North Perth Community Garden, 10 Farmer St, North Perth WA 6006, Australia

Did you know that almost 45% of an average household bin is food and garden waste?

Come along to our FREE workshop at the North Perth Community Garden and learn everything you need to know about home composting, Bokashi Bins and worm farming.

Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot by booking your free ticket.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/city-of-vincent-composting-workshop-tickets-47578137490

Waterwise Gardening – Guildford

Waterwise Gardening – Guildford

September 20, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Guildford Public Library, 97 James St, Guildford WA 6055, Australia

Presented by Steve Lofthouse from the Water Corporation.
This presentation looks at Perth’s drying climate and the need to create a more waterwise garden by creating the right soils, mulching, using your irrigation correctly and hydrozoning and choosing waterwise plants.

With almost 50 per cent of household water being used in the garden you will be sure to incorporate practical advice that will encourage long-term water savings.

This is a free event. Places are limited so bookings are required.
https://www.swan.wa.gov.au/Events/Waterwise-Gardening-Guildford

Cleaning with chemistry – South Perth

Cleaning with chemistry – South Perth

September 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
South Perth Library, Cnr South Tce & Sandgate St, South Perth

September 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Manning Library, 2 Conochie Cres, Manning

Cut through the advertising spin of the home hygiene industry with the help of elbow grease and bi-carb soda. Cleaning with chemistry will arm you with a basic understanding of household science and a spray bottle full of natural alternatives to toxic and expensive cleaners.

This workshop is perfect for those looking for environmentally friendly, allergy free, non-toxic alternatives to traditional household cleaners that are also budget friendly.

In the interests of more sustainable living please bring your own mug and/or water bottle

Free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/get-the-facts-cleaning-with-chemistry-south-perth-tickets-48868814941

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/get-the-facts-cleaning-with-chemistry-manning-tickets-48869006514

One Last Stand

One Last Stand

September 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parliament Of Western Australia, Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

We are taking our petition and our voices to Parliament House for One Last Stand! We have no confidence in EPA ‘Approvals’ and developers’ pitiful attempts to conserve small natural areas surrounded by a sea of urban wasteland. We know this is a problem all through Perth. So Golden Bay residents will be highlighting the truth of urban destruction and invite others to join our cause and add your own on Tuesday 18 September, gathering at 11.00am. Share this now, show we will not be silenced and join us for ‘One Last Stand’.

Hosted by Save Our Dunes Golden Bay WA.

Eco-Retrofit Workshop

Eco-Retrofit Workshop

September 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Alf Faulkner Hall, Eden Hill WA 6054, Australia

Join us for a Sustainable Sunday in September with the Town of Bassendean and learn about all things sustainable living and eco-retrofit!

There continues to be a strong demand in the community for high quality information to help households and businesses design and reshape to make their premises more energy efficient and resilient in WA’s tough 21st Century climate.

This free community workshop will focus on the latest energy efficiency gadgets and techniques, passive solar landscaping, building design and renewable energy systems.

This session is a must for anyone in the community keen to improve the efficiency and workability of their built premises!

https://theforeverproject.com.au/

Celebrate Lake Claremont

Celebrate Lake Claremont

September 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lake Claremont, Western Australia 6010, Australia

Join us as we promote living sustainably, supporting our environment and enjoying everything our beautiful lake has to offer at the annual Celebrate Lake Claremont free community event.

There are plenty of activities, games, workshops and demonstrations for adults and children alike
– Learn about the wonderful world of native bees in our bee workshop.
– Kids are invited to make their own awesome wood creation with ‘The Joys of Wood’.
– Get down and dirty with our worm farm workshop.
– Bring you broken bikes, toys, small household items and clothing for the Repair Lab Volunteers to repair while you’re there! (no electrical items please).
– Decorate your own recycled bag to take home with Kids Nature Club.
– Eco Faeries will have nature craft activities, a wishing house and story tent for children to enjoy.
– Support Friends of Lake Claremont at their Sausage Sizzle or pickup one of their free native plant seedlings for your own garden!
– Drop off your good condition, unwanted household items such as books, toys, games, clothes and kitchen items at the Buy Nothing tent or pick up something special for yourself.
– Plus heaps more!

This is a plastic free event – bring your drink bottle to fill up at our refillable drink stations, and reusable coffee cup to use at our coffee cart.

Celebrate Lake Claremont will be held at the Stirling Road entrance to Lake Claremont.

Sustainable Tradies meet up

Sustainable Tradies meet up

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
High Street Mall, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Come in with your plans, ideas, projects or problems for an opportunity to ask questions, learn and get in touch with experts who can help you to live more sustainably.

We have a range of sustainability experts, tradespeople and professional services on hand to help you progress your project for example:
-Solar passive design
-Low impact, low toxicity construction
-Learn to reduce your impact in how you live
-Sustainable repairs, restorations & renovations
-Native, eco urban, Mediterranean, vegetable & verge gardens
-Chook pens, compost beds, garden beds & worm farms
-Reticulation, water ponds & grey water systems
-Building from waste with style

Grab a coffee from a nearby cafe and come and chat with our experts in sustainable housing solutions and innovations.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainable-tradies-meet-up-tickets-49325657369

Sustainability show offs!

Sustainability show offs!

September 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
High Street Mall, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Get a quick fix of sustainability with this Pecha Kucha inspired event.

Ten local home owners and architects will showcase their sustainable home project in a series of rapid fire presentations (20 slides with 20 seconds to speak on each slide).

Presenters include Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, who will talk about his own sustainable home renovation, Dimitri Kapetas from EHDO architecture will present the exciting Nightingale project, Rachel Pemberton will present about Ecoburbia, plus get a sneak preview about some of the homes that will be open for Sustainable House Day on 16 September.

Join us for a drink to celebrate the launch of Fremantle’s Sustainable House Day 2018!
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-show-offs-tickets-49325573117

One Planet Community Developments – Panel Discussion

One Planet Community Developments – Panel Discussion

September 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Liv Apartments, 51 Queen Victoria St, Fremantle, Western Australia

The Property Council invites you to attend a panel discussion, hosted by ABC TV’s Josh Byrne, that will feature insights from three of Fremantle’s One Planet Community developments. These large scale housing developments have incorporated significant measures to deliver more a sustainable and socially connected developments utilising the One Planet principals.

Find out how and why they did a One Planet Community development, and if it was worthwhile.

Refreshments and networking will follow.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/one-planet-community-developments-panel-discussion-tickets-49371178524

Chittering Wildflower Show

Chittering Wildflower Show

September 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – September 15, 2018 4:00 pm
Chittering Landcare Centre, 175 Old Gingin Rd, Muchea WA 6501, Australia

A Three Day Celebration of our beautiful West Australian Springtime of Colour. Chittering Landcare Centre (175 Old Gingin Rd off Great Northern Hwy just north of the Brand Hwy lights) has a display of named wildflower specimens. Assistance with identification of wildflowers is available, copies of the book “Wildflowers of Chittering and surrounds” and native plants will be available to purchase. Refreshments, weed identification and landcare advice each day and Saturday is family day with extra attractions for children.

http://chitteringlandcare.org.au/event/wildflower-show-landcare-expo/

Projections at Parliament

Projections at Parliament

September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Parliament Of Western Australia, Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Come along to Projections at Parliament Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 6pm – 7.30pm @ Parliament House to welcome home the Walkatjurra walkers who have been walking for a month in the Goldfields region on a protest walk against uranium mining.

Help deliver an important message to the WA Government to ban uranium mining permanently.

Projections, short films, speakers, music and food.

More information on the campaign go to https://nuclearfree.wordpress.com/

Repair Cafe Fremantle Repair Session

Repair Cafe Fremantle Repair Session

September 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stackwood, 10 Stack St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Bring in your broken household items and jointly repair them, where possible, with one of our local volunteer repairers.
Items for repair include clothing, toys, small furniture, electrical goods with an AC adaptor or battery operated, and bikes. There will also be a glueing/taping workstation and device help for phones, tablets and laptops. Repairs are being made for free, with donations warmly received 🙂

Bold Park Cleanup

Bold Park Cleanup

September 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bold Park, Perry Lakes Drive, City Beach WA 6015, Australia

As well as cleaning up the ocean, it is important to clean up the bush too! The Coastal Cleanup Crew have received messages about Bold Park being littered, so lets join our powerful forces and cleanup the bushland!

Fruit Fly and Garden Pest Control Workshop

Fruit Fly and Garden Pest Control Workshop

September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
City of Bayswater Civic Centre, 61 Broun Ave, Morley WA 6943, Australia

Join WA Pest Control expert Darryl Hardie for a fascinating insight into the insects that are in our gardens and enjoy our fruit and vegetables as much as we do. Darryl has worked for the Department of Agriculture in Perth for many years and has seen the impact of the many poisons used to control insects and observed organic methods to control our most difficult garden pests. This talk provides an insight into our relationship with insects in our gardens in WA over the last 100 years and what we have learnt about controlling those we call pests.
Don’t miss this one!

Free event.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fruit-fly-and-garden-pest-control-workshop-tickets-47885226000

RISE for Climate Action

RISE for Climate Action

September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Russell Square, James St & Shenton Street, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

With extreme heat waves, bush fires and floods on the news everyday, we are not running out of time; we áre out of time.
So we need to Rise for Climate Action!

On September 8, right across the world, everyday people will be taking bold, powerful actions to hold our leaders to account and keep fossil fuels in the ground. This event coincides with the Global Climate Action Summit in California.

In Perth, we are celebrating councils that have divested from fossil fuels and we will highlight the role of coal and gas exports in Australia’s contribution to the climate crisis. We will do this by holding a rally at Russell Square, Northbridge.

Despite the heavy and urgent topic, it promises to be a fun event, with interesting speakers, upbeat music and likeminded people all joined together, taking a stand to help accelerate a fair and just transition

Bring your kids, your friends, your neighbours! Together, we’ll show that people everywhere are committed to a just transition away from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy for all.

Please RSVP on: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rise-for-climate-action-perth

Threatened Species Art Exhibition

Threatened Species Art Exhibition

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am – September 9, 2018 4:00 pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson WA 6107, Australia

In acknowledgement of Threatened Species Day artists from the Canning Arts Group and Liddelow Homestead Arts & Crafts Club Inc will be exhibiting and selling their artwork at the Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC), 8-9 September.

For more info head to www.canning.wa.gov.au/en/Events/CREEC-Events-Calendar/Threatened-Species-Art-Exhibition

Travel across the world for bandicoot treasures

Travel across the world for bandicoot treasures

September 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nedlands Lecture Theatre, Clifton St, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

Naturalists Club monthly meeting.
Tonight’s Speaker: Dr Kenny Travouillon, WA Museum

Museum collections often house some hidden treasures. New species are sometimes found amongst specimens of another, unnoticed for decades. However, specimens can often be scattered across several museums, in different states or countries, making it difficult and expensive to access and study them properly.

The Churchill Fellowship gives a unique opportunity to travel to multiple museums in multiple countries, to undertake such study. This journey aimed to study closely all museum specimens in the Order: Peramelemorphia (bandicoots and bilbies), to review type specimens, historical specimens (collected in the 1800s), and even fossil specimens, to uncover new species, revise current species, and uncover the evolutionary history of this group.

Kenny will present the results of this journey, undertaken in April and May 2017, providing a unique insight and highlighting future research that can help continue broadening our understanding of this order of mammals.

https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/

Threatened by Silence- National Threatened Species Day

Threatened by Silence- National Threatened Species Day

September 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Yagan Square, Corner Wellington Street and, William St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Speak up for the voiceless, end the Extinction Crisis.

Join the WA Forest Alliance, The Wilderness Society and The Conservation Council of Australia and their 300+ member groups to create a silent human installation to raise awareness about the threatened species in Western Australia.
Half an hour of silence to represent the voiceless at risk of extinction.
Friday the 7th of September, events are being held all across Australia to recognise National Threatened Species Day and raise awareness for threatened species and the need to conserve our world-renowned biodiversity in Australia.
Australia’s extinction record continues to be one of the worst in the world – where over the past 100 years, more mammals have become extinct in Australia than anywhere else in the world.
Since European settlement, Western Australia has had 12 mammal species become extinct, 7 have disappeared from the mainland but remain on a few offshore islands, and more than 40 have declined significantly or are threatened with extinction.

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate peaceful public support for conservation and raise awareness of WA’s threatened species, the threats to those species and the groups working for their survival.

Times:
12 noon am SHARP arrival for action prep
Silent stance 12:30pm – 1pm
1:30pm event close, join us for lunch afterward
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/threatened-by-silence-tickets-49372821438

Wildflower sensations for the vision-impaired

Wildflower sensations for the vision-impaired

September 7, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
September 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Fraser Ave, Perth 

Join us for a guided walk through Kings Park and let the spring wildflowers awaken your senses of smell, touch and sound.

This walk is designed specifically for people with vision impairment and their support person.

Enjoy scrunching and smelling peppermint leaves, listening to the black cockatoos squawking in the marri trees and the sweet smell of boronia as you learn more about our beautiful flora and the WA Botanic Garden.

All guided walks are free but places are limited. Register via the Kings Park Festival website.
https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/events/festival

Talking Rubbish

Talking Rubbish

September 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Addie Mills Centre, 6110, 2 Astley St, Gosnells WA 6110, Australia

The City’s Switch your thinking initiative will demonstrate ways to reduce household waste, declutter responsibly and have all your recyclng and waste questions answered.

BYO cup for your tea and coffee for this low-waste event.

Registration information: Contact the City of Gosnells on (08) 9391 6038 or amc@gosnells.wa.gov.au to register.

SEN Presents: Electric Targa South West Tour

SEN Presents: Electric Targa South West Tour

September 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
B202 Lecture Room, East Perth Campus, North Metro TAFE, 140 Royal Street, East Perth, Western Australia

In May this year, the inaugural Electric Targa South West Tour was launched, which is Australia’s first dedicated tarmac Electric Vehicle category for Road Registered users. Come and hear Florian Popp of Gemtek Group and other local enthusiasts discuss their drive experience on closed, Rally stage roads in the pristine Karri Forrests of Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe.

There will be a vehicle to inspect as part of the presentation.
http://www.sen.asn.au/calendar

Fossil Free Training Perth

Fossil Free Training Perth

September 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Uniting Church in the City, 97 William St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Free Community Training!

Join 350.org on Saturday September 1 to learn all about the essential theories and skills you’ll need to champion climate leadership in your university, local council, and community.

We will be discussing how we can take real effective actions in our communities to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build 100% renewables for all, and learn how to better empower people around us to fight for climate justice.

It is free, but places are limited.
RSVP now on: https://actionnetwork.org/events/fossil-free-training-perth
Afterwards, invite a friend on Facebook!

Let’s come together for an action-packed one-day training where we can share everything we know – and then go out more empowered and better equipped than ever to get the job done!

Air Bee N’ Bee

Air Bee N’ Bee

September 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
West Swan Hall, 1, W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055, Australia

Bush Skills for the Hills workshop

Following the informative presentation, participants will be given the opportunity to build a native bee hotel and potentially take one home to install in their own garden. Workshop is not suitable for small children.

Bookings essential.
http://www.perthseasternregion.com.au/sustainability-and-environment/environmental-workshops.aspx

Good2Grow 2018

Good2Grow 2018

September 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Memory Place, Churchlands WA 6018, Australia

Garden Market Day – with a focus on sustainable practices and products for your garden and every day life. A fun day full of activities, food, music, plants and goodness for the garden.

Run by the Churchlands SHS P&C.

Coffee & Change – Future solutions to present problems

Coffee & Change – Future solutions to present problems

August 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Coffee with A Twist, 105 Burswood Rd, Burswood WA 6100, Australia

Hear from a leading local changemaker in the field of recycling and waste, Darren Lomman, along with Dave Lindner from Vic Park Collective to discuss the most current and pressing sustainability issues facing West Australians.

Tickets are free but due to limited capacity, bookings are essential.

Please let us know if you would like to book the crèche, with the age(s) of your child(ren).
Also please bring a keep cup for discounted beverages!
Dinner will be available for purchase.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=378658&

Bees in my garden

Bees in my garden

August 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South Perth Community Centre, South Terrace & Sandgate Street, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

Learn from an accredited Beekeeper on how to have healthy bees living and working in your garden. Find out the best location in your garden, what bees like to feed on, environmental considerations, techniques for managing bees and much more.

This workshop will give you a holistic approach to your garden including; soil health, managing weeds, flowering plants that bees like, managing pests and much more.

Free workshop. Light refreshments provided.

https://southperth.wa.gov.au/discover/whats-on/Events/

Solar Power Workshop

Solar Power Workshop

August 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Success Public Library, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success WA 6164, Australia

Considering installing solar PV or upgrading your system? Then join Travis Hargreaves from the Alternative Technology Association who will share expert tips on everything solar.

Workshop includes:
-The battery storage market – the latest systems, pros and cons of ‘storage in a box’
-Decide which solar panels are best for you – warranties, cell types, size and price.

Includes plenty of time for questions.
Register online.
https://www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/Recreation-and-Attractions/Whats-On/Solar-Power-Workshop

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sept 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
RCNC Community Garden, Humphreys St, Lockyer, Western Australia

Come along to our monthly Produce Swap & Share! All welcome, bring excess produce, seeds, seedlings, cuttings, jars etc. Anything a suburban gardener might want or need! Or just come along for some interesting conversation, local knowledge and information. Cups of tea and coffee provided but please feel free to bring along some morning tea to share 🙂

Repair Cafe Perth

Repair Cafe Perth

Jul 21st, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug 18th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct 20th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov 17th , 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dec 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Academy Cafe Mount Hawthorn, 1/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Australia

 Bring in your broken items from home and fix them with the help of our volunteer experts. We can look at bikes, clothing, small furniture, household items and low voltage electrical. For more info, or to find out what electrical items you can bring in, see repaircafeperth.org

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share

May 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
August 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
November 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Swan Valley Gourmet B&B, 1056 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville

Hate waste? Want to share seeds, plants, herbs, cuttings, excess produce, home-made stuff?

If that sounds like you, come along to the Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share at 10am at West Swan Hall, opposite Mash Brewery, Henley Street and Park Street on the West side of the road.

We have heaps of fun – you can meet like-minded people and share a cuppa! Bring your travel mug, goodies to share and a smile! If you have nothing to bring, bring some morning tea. If your goodies aren’t taken, please take them home with you at the end.

 

Grafting and propagation

October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook, Western Australia

Ever wanted to graft your own plant? Grow your own rootstock? Create multi-grafted plants? Welcome to our grafting and propagation workshop, held on October 8, 2017 from 10am to 12pm at Tass 1 Trees. At this workshop, Joe Tassone will show you how simple grafting is with practice. Learn to do chip/bud, cleft and top grafts and discuss other grafting related issues.
Pricing:
Financial members: $25.00
Non-members: $30.00
Workshop + membership: $50.00

 

BirdLife Western Australia Walks and Excursions

BirdLife Western Australia Walks and Excursions

Bird Walk, Star Swamp

September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Star Swamp Bushland Reserve, Groat St, North Beach WA 6020, Australia

Meet at 8:00 am in the car park at the end of Mary Street, Waterman. To get there, turn off West Coast Highway at Mary Street, and drive to the car park. Alternatively, from Marmion Avenue, turn left into Beach Road, left into Ethel Street, and then left into Mary Street.

Species that may be found here include Variegated Fairy-wren, Southern Boobook and Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo. Star Swamp is part of the Northern Swan Coastal Plain KBA for Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo and has Tuart and banksia woodland and heath. A variety of raptors and bushbirds can be seen. Over 82 species of birds have been recorded here.

For members and the general public.

Leader: Michael Hancock

 

Peel-Harvey Estuary Migratory Shorebird Workshop

September 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, 58 Sutton St, Mandurah WA 6210, Australia

Do you love your Peel Harvey Estuary? And the birds that call it home?

Volunteers are needed for an important citizen science project to measure disturbance to migratory shorebirds caused by recreational activities on the Peel-Harvey Estuary this summer. The estuary provides vital habitat for shorebirds and it is important that recreational use of the estuary does not disturb their feeding and resting before their long return journey back to the Arctic. This project will help understand how shorebirds interact with recreational activities on the estuary.

Join BirdLife WA and the Peel Harvey Catchment Council for a free workshop to find out more about the project, how you can make a difference, and to learn/practice skills to identify shorebirds.

For more information or to register, please contact Vicki Stokes on 0409 033 126 or vicki.stokes@birdlife.org.au

 

What Bird is That?

September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Western Australian Ecology Centre, 165 Perry Lakes Dr, City Beach WA 6015, Australia

Ever wondered which bird makes that particular cackling call or chirping chorus when you’re out in nature? Well here is your chance to find out!

Join the experts from Birdlife WA for a chance to spot and hear a raucous array of native birds that call Bold Park home. Learn more about this precious piece of natural bushland we know as Bold Park. You will also learn about the special links between birds and plants and how they rely on each other to survive.

Prepare for your walk:
-Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair for a gold coin donation.
-Wear sturdy, closed-in shoes and come dressed for the weather with a hat, jacket, sunscreen and drinking water.
-This walk requires a moderate level of fitness. Due to the terrain, this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or prams.
-There are no public toilets in Bold Park. Toilets are available at the nearby playground at the southern end of Perry Lakes Reserve.

All guided walks are free. Places are limited. Registration required.
https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/events/festival/walks-and-talks/event/8276-what-bird-is-that

 

Bird Walk, Victoria Reservoir

September 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Victoria Reservoir, Canning Mills WA 6111, Australia

Meet at 8:30 am in the car park beside the information board at the entrance to the dam. From Perth, travel east along Welshpool Road and Welshpool Road East to the T-junction at Canning Road, turn right and travel for about 400 m to Masonmill Road. Turn right into Masonmill Road and continue along this road for about 600 m, following the signs to the dam past the Masonmill Gardens function centre, to the entrance to the car park. We will follow the walking track down to the dam. This walk is of moderate length, perhaps 5 km, but it does contain some steep steps that need to be negotiated both down and then up, so it does require a moderate level of fitness.

For members and the general public.

Leader: Clive Nealon

Hills Food Share

Hills Food Share

Held every third Sunday of the month, 9-10am
M J Morgan Reserve, Railway Tce, Glen Forrest

Upcomiang dates:
Sunday September 16 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday October 21 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday November 18 @ 9 – 10am

The Sharing Economy is alive in the Hills!

Bring your surplus garden produce: Fruit, Veggies, Plants, Cuttings, Seeds, even garden paraphernalia & books

Share what others bring… or just hang out & chat..
Eat really local food (talk to the person who grew it!)
Share cultivation & preparation tips
Come and be part of our growing community.

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