Happy 20th birthday Friends of Queens Park Bushland

The Friends of Queens Park Bushland celebrated their 20th birthday on 9 September 2012 with a gathering of those who have helped make a difference to the bushland over those years.

Mayor Delle Donne, from the City of Canning, spoke about the history of the group and our hopes for the future. We hope that the collaborative and supportive relationship we have with the City continues well into the future.

Neville, from Web Wizards, formally launched this website. Although the website has been available for the past nine months, it has been in the construction phase all of that time. However, that doesn’t mean that the website won’t be changing from now on. As new discoveries are made, and new information becomes available, the website will continue to be updated.

Joy, also from Web Wizards, presented the group with a herbarium that was collected in 1986 by a student studying the flora of the area. The herbarium is a valuable resource as it documents some of the flora species that were present prior to the Friends group being formed.

Also launched was the Friends first set of five cards. These cards feature images of plants and animals found in our patch of bushland. The cards are blank inside so that they can be used for any occasion. The cards cost $10 for a pack of five, plus postage and packaging if required. Contact us if you would like to purchase a pack.

There was then a guided walk through the bushland to see the wildflowers and admire nature at its best. It was also a chance to see the work of the last 20 years and to discuss plans for the future. The weather was beautiful and the bush was doing its best to impress our guests. Several Bobtails were seen and the Donkey Orchids were putting on a wonderful display.

The Friends of Queens Park Bushland would like to thank everyone who has helped us over the past 20 years. We could not have achieved what we have without your help. We now look forward to the next 20 years and beyond.