Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Update on Bush to Beach Walk.

 Start and end times and locations

  • Meet at the Grace Vaughan House car park at 8.30am for registration.
  • The walk ends at Lake Claremont at approximately 1pm. 
  • You are welcome to stay and enjoy a picnic lunch at Lake Claremont.

What we provide

The walk is free. We provide:
  • interpretive information sheets and guidance for the walk.
  • muffins (gold coin donation to bushland friends groups) at the morning tea stop at Hollywood Reserve
  • sausage sizzle at Lake Claremont
  • walk organisation
You are responsible for:
  • transport to the starting point and home from the end point. Both of these points are close to the Perth-Fremantle railway line.

    Things to bring

    • sun/rain protection depending on the weather - it could be sunny, or rainy - we will walk in any weather - so check the forecast and come prepared.
    • lunch (if you don't eat sausage) (we will end up at Lake Claremont around 1pm)
    • thermos with hot drinks - we can transport it for you to the morning tea stop at Hollywood and the lunch stop at Lake Claremont

    Shenton Bushland

    We will do a loop of Shenton Bushland first - there are quite a few impacts from the March hailstorm still visible - and quite a few orchids and other wildflowers to view.

    View 2010 Bush to Beach walk through Shenton Bushland in a larger map

    Hollywood Reserve

    The Friends of Hollywood Reserve are having a work day on Sunday 12th, so we will be dropping in to see how they are going.

    From Dairy Farm to Occupational therapy centre for war veterans  and now bushland,    Hollywood Reserve, in the heart of the City of Nedlands, is the only remaining area of natural bushland in the Hollywood Ward.  This 6.5 hectare Reserve is situated between Smyth Road and Karella Street, with Karrakatta Cemetery on the other borders.  It is close to Hollywood Primary School.

    Since 1976 many attempts have been made to take away this beautiful area and give it to Karrakatta cemetery.  In 1996 the site was declared an “A” Class Reserve and the Friends of Hollywood Reserve Inc. was formed.

    There are over 200 species of flora in the area which include large Jarrah, Tuarts, Banksia, many different species of orchids and a few plants on the endangered list.  Over 20 species of birds have so far been identified, including Tawny Frogmouths and Southern Boobook owls that nest in the Reserve.  There are a variety of reptiles, and Bats are being encouraged to use the Bat Boxes in an effort to cut down on the Mosquitoes.

    The Lawn area is used by Petanque players twice a month and children’s Birthday Parties are often held.  People from the village and hospital often sit in the bush to enjoy the peace and the singing of the birds.

    The Friends hold  working Bees on the 2nd Sunday of each month from April to November inclusive, 9 am to noon.   An excellent morning tea is served at 10.30 am.  A small Committee keeps in touch with the Council Bush-care Officer and the Chief Executive Officer of the Council.  All helpers are welcome, even for an hour or less-  since 1996  a lot of fun has been  had by all, many new friendships forged and it is  a good way to get to know your neighbours. 

    The Friends Group are eager to recruit new (and younger)members to help.

    For further information call 9386.4476  or 9386.1952.

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