Links & Sponsors
This website and the work we do could not have been possible without our sponsors. Here, we take some time to recognise them and thank them for their support.
City of Canning
The City of Canning’s Parks and Conservation team supports us on a day-to-day basis with help on the ground. The City provides practical support in so many ways that it is impossible to list them all. From providing bags for us to fill with rubbish and weeds which they then collect for disposal, to lending tools, sharing expertise and arranging contractors, the City works with us to protect our natural environment.
In 2017 we received a Small Community Grant from the City to add three new designs to our suite of greeting cards. The generous support from the City of Canning has ensured that all proceeds from the sale of these cards goes directly towards nature conservation.
Cards are available for purchase from the Canning River Eco Education Centre at the corner of Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson.
Department of Parks and Wildlife
The Friends of Queens Park Bushland (FQPB) wish to thank the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) for its generous support in assisting our efforts to restore and rehabilitate the natural vegetation of the Queens Park Regional Open Space.
A grant from DPaW of $10,979.10 in 2014 will pay for plants, summer watering and signage in the Queens Park Regional Open Space. The plants will help to revegetate a degraded patch between two areas of good bushland. This will help create a corridor along which native fauna can move.
The signage will indicate areas of Phytophthera dieback in the bushland. This will show the public where the pathogen is present and, with their help, slow its spread.
State Natural Resource Management
The Friends of Queens Park Bushland (FQPB) wish to thank the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program (State NRM) for its generous support in assisting our efforts to protect, restore and rehabilitate the natural vegetation of the Queens Park Regional Open Space.
A grant of $40,000 in 2015 will be used to continue protection of the bushland from Phytophthera dieback disease and control weedy grasses.
Phytophthera dieback disease is a pathogen in the soil that infects susceptible plants and stops them being able to access water and food. Treatment of vegetation in infected areas helps to boost their natural defences against the disease and limit its spread.
Weedy grasses compete with the natural vegetation for water, food and light – the three things essential for a healthy plant. They also increase the fire fuel load in summer when they die off. Keeping the weedy grasses under control allows the natives to grow better and reduces the risk of a severe fire.
A grant from State NRM of $30,400 in 2013 will pay for a joint project between the City of Canning and FQPB for hand weeding and mapping environmental weeds in the Queens Park Regional Open Space. The project will be supervised and administered by the City of Canning.
FQPB and the City of Canning have been working to remove targeted environmental weeds which outcompete and degrade local area vegetation. These weeds also contribute to the summer fire fuel load. The grant will greatly assist us to achieve our goals.
We are excited to be the developers of this dynamic website. As a local business, and also living locally, we wanted to support initiatives in the area. Our team spent many hours designing and building this customised website under instruction of the committed FQPB team. We think the collaborative effort has resulted in a website that highlights the beauty and biodiversity of the Queens Park Bushland area.
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Queens Park Pharmacy
Many thanks go to the Queens Park Pharmacy for the donation of a first aid kit. Their support helps to make our activities safer for everyone.
The following links will take you to websites that we find useful in our quest to obtain knowledge about the world around us.
Florabase is a part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife website. It provides information and photographs for all of Australia’s plants – https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/search/advanced
Birdlife Western Australia holds informative meetings, regular bird watching excursions and lots more – http://www.birdlife.org.au/locations/birdlife-western-australia
The WA Insect Study Society holds very informative meetings every two months and is where to go if you want to find out about our insects. They also have photographs of all of our dragonflies and damselflies. Find out more at https://waissdotorg.wordpress.com/
Ladybirds of Australia holds photographs for 158 species of Australian ladybirds – https://www.csiro.au/en/research/animals/insects/id-resources
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/ has a huge number of moths, butterflies and their caterpillars photographed and described.
Brisbane Insects and Spiders, while not being about WA, holds so much information it cannot be ignored. You’ll be surprised by just how many insects & spiders Perth and Brisbane have in common – http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/pchew_brisbane/index.htm
David R has helped identify some of our invertebrates and for that we thank him. You can follow David’s nature observations in a rainforest in Kuranda, Queensland, at http://www.bunyipco.blogspot.com/.
David Knowles from Spineless Wonders has also been invaluable when it comes to identifying our invertebrates. Find out more about David at http://spinelesswonders.com.au/ .
The WA Naturalists’ Club is THE site to visit to learn all about Perth’s fungi. Download the Perth Fungi Field Book to identify the fungi found in Perth – https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/branches-groups/fungi/fungi-books-and-resources/