Our Local Wetlands – Wondrous Plants Galore and Why We Need to Keep Them
We are delighted to have world renowned Bronwen and Greg Keighery to lead a special walk around Lake Claremont this August.
They will focus on the contribution of wetlands to the plant diversity of the western suburbs, where over 200 of the 600 species found here are only recorded from wetlands, and losing these will cause a major decline in local plant diversity (as well of course for animals).
The Keigherys have a particular affinity for the western suburbs having lived in Subiaco for over 40 years, Bronwen spending her childhood in Floreat as well. They walk frequently in the bushland remnants of the area and are finalising a checklist of all known native plants for the region. Bronwen was a Principal Environmental Officer at the EPA and lead the conservation plan for Perth (Bush Forever). Greg is a Senior Principal Scientist with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, has undertaken Botanical Surveys throughout Western Australia and has published extensively on the native and weedy plants of the State.
The walk if free, but places are limited.
Please book early to avoid disappointment- email firstname.lastname@example.org or call M 0416 614 696
Saturday August 23rd
Please meet at 1pm at the south end of Lake Claremont, Stirling Road Park, Claremont.