Sunday, October 7, 2012

Photos from 2012 Riverside Bush to Beach Walk

Wet weather has been a feature of Bush to Beach walks for most of its 10 year history, and this year's walk was no exception. Almost forty participants braved the weather to begin their exploration of the river at Claremont Jetty, and followed a 14 kilometre course along the river to end at Kings Park.

 At Pt Resolution, City of Nedlands Bushcare Officer Vicki Shannon (right) talked to us about the massive amount of work being done at the site to restore the bushland and foreshore area.

(photo courtesy of Marg Owen)

Local historian Anthea Harris showed us photos of the history of the foreshore and gave participants an insight into the way the area has changed over the past 100 years.

Murray Thomas, senior science teacher at Shenton College showed us around Pelican Point and told us about the local and migratory birds that use the reserve.

(photo courtesy of Marg Owen)

After lunch at Matilda Bay Stephanie Clegg and Robyn Benken informed our walk up through the escarpment of Kings Park that was burnt in the fire of 2009.

Anyone interested in planning next year's walk is welcome to contact Dani Boase-Jelinek, Friends of Shenton Bushland Inc (0420334601)

1 comment:

  1. Another great walk and again beautifully organised by Dani. Big thanks also to Margaret, Vicki, Anthea, Stephanie and Murray - what a good team!
    I'm looking forward to next year! Someone suggested a south of the river walk perhaps.