Signs at Mindarie and Quinns Rocks walk trails will help educate walkers on bushland


The trail in Gumblossom Park, Quinns Rocks.
The trail in Gumblossom Park, Quinns Rocks.

SIGNS recently installed along walk trails in Mindarie and Quinns Rocks allow people to learn more about local bushland.

Quinns Rocks Environmental Group (QREG) worked with the City of Wanneroo to plan the walk trails and develop content for the signs.

The trails use existing paths in Gumblossom Park, Kinsale Park and the north and south Mindarie foreshore reserves.

“We have wonderful bushland in the local area,” QREG spokeswoman Renata Zelinova said.

“Through the signs we are encouraging people walking through the bushland to take a closer look.

“The signs highlight flora and fauna in the bushland and ways we can look after it.

“Through QR codes people can link to webpages to learn more.

“We also encourage people to make observations and report them to build our knowledge of our environment and how it is changing.”

The 500m trail in Gumblossom Park has six signs and promotes the Climate Watch project.

People can observe and report if selected plants and animals are present to help build a picture of the timing of flowering and bird nesting and migration over time.

The trail through Kinsale Park and along the north Mindarie foreshore is about 1.8km long with seven signs, including reference to the Osprey Watch project which invites observation of the native bird along the coast.

The trail along the south Mindarie foreshore reserve is about 2.5km long with 10 signs.

QREG has been promoting conservation since 1985 and initiated the trail concept as a way to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

For more, email quinnsenvirons@yahoo.com.au or visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/info/20098/walking_trails.

Free eco-games and activities for kids

CHILDREN can take part in two hours of games and activities and learn about the needs of local animals this Sunday.

Using recycled materials they can build an insect hotel, create new artworks and will be to participate in a game of frog obstacle course and bush corridors.

Ecologist and environmental educator Mandy Bamford will facilitate the games and activities at the free Quinns Rocks Environmental Group event on October 1.

It is part QREG’s series of events ‘Exploring Nature by Noongar Seasons’, supported by the City of Wanneroo.

The activities suit children aged four to 12 years old and will start at 9.30am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/eco-games-for-kids-tickets-38135459185.

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