Blue Wren Reserve: ecological insight from Gidgegannup uni student


Kathryn Johnson in an area revegetated this winter at Blue Wren Reserve in Stoneville.
Kathryn Johnson in an area revegetated this winter at Blue Wren Reserve in Stoneville.

GIDGEGANNUP university student Kathryn Johnson is hosting a family-friendly event to encourage Stoneville and Gidgegannup residents to experience nature close to home.

Experience Blue Wren Reserve on Sunday, September 18 will spotlight the latest conservation achievements of the Friends of Blue Wren Reserve group.

The Stoneville reserve between Barkala and Cameron roads is among the attractions featured for National Biodiversity Month.

Ms Johnson said the event provided an opportunity for communities to learn about protecting the ecological health of their environment.

“Over the last 15 years, the Blue Wren Reserve group has successfully restored much of the reserve’s ecological health and biodiversity by increasing native habitat through revegetation efforts, managing dieback disease and removing weeds,” she said.

Ms Johnson is studying a graduate diploma in environmental science at Murdoch University.

On the day, there will be a guided nature walk by a member of the Eastern Hills Branch of the Wildflower Society and an adopt-a-spot clean, part of Keep Australia Beautiful WA, along the Stoneville Road boundary of the reserve.

For more details, call Kathryn on 0429 990 861.