Monday, September 18, 2006

Bush to Beach walk 2006


Yesterday, Sunday 17th September, in bright sunshine approximately 80 people joined in the walk which has run each year since 2001. The bush to beach walk is organised each year by a collaboration of bushland friends group volunteers to foster appreciation of our remnant bushland, wetlands and coastal areas.
Members of many local groups joined the walk - the Friends of Shenton Bushland Inc, the Friends of Underwood Avenue Bushland Inc, the Friends of Lake Claremont, the Friends of Allen Park, Cottesloe Coastcare Association, the Friends of Banksia Farm, the Friends of Point Resolution the Friends of Hollywood Reserve.
We welcome new members to help us look after our natural areas!
We took a slightly different course this year to draw attention to alternative routes via green reserves and corridors through the western suburbs.We started at Reabold Hill, Bold Park at 10am. On the top of the hill Robert Powell, a naturalist, gave us an overview of the soil and vegetation types we would traverse and spoke about the butterflies which congregate at the hilltops. The photo is of a slightly tattered Yellow Admiral resting on a teatree. The walk took us through Bold Park, across to Lake Claremont for a lunch break at the western end of the lake.

The Rotary Club of Western Endeavour w.westernendeavour.org provided a delicious BBQ lunch for a nominal charge and bird enthusiasts from Friends of Lake Claremont took us on a bird walk around the lake. The walk resumed at 1pm, taking a route up towards the underpass, through Allen Park over Melon Hill, and along the beachfront to finish at Grant Marine Park, where Cottesloe Coastcare provided fruit and drinks for the walkers.

Special thanks to Dani, Soozie and Lesley for organising the walk.
For more information:
Friends of Allen Park: Lesley Shaw - jlshaw@bigpond.net.au
Friends of Lake Claremont: Soozie Ross - soozie.r@bigpond.net.au
Friends of Shenton Park Bushland:Dani Boase-Jelinek - bojel@it.net.au
Friends of Bold Park: Stephanie Clegg- Stephanie.Clegg@dpi.wa.net.au
Cottesloe Coastcare: Robyn Benken - robynbenken@iinet.net.au

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