Friends of the Kensington Bushland hosting guided tour

Stephen Szydlowski and Narelle Douglas. Picture: Will Russell
Stephen Szydlowski and Narelle Douglas. Picture: Will Russell

AFTER a bushfire tore through parts of Kensington Bushland last year, the area is showing signs of improvement.

Students at nearby Kensington Secondary School and residents at Alexandra Village were evacuated when the blaze burnt through about 3ha of bushland.

The Friends of the Kensington Bushland are holding a guided information tour, led by Town of Victoria Park natural areas team leader Stephen Szydlowski, on May 7 between 10am and 11.30am from the Etwell Street entrance.

Friends of the Kensington Bushland’s Narelle Douglas said the concept of the event was to bring people to their local bushland.

“We want them to appreciate the bushland and potentially assist in its preservation,” she said.

“It will be a chance to explain about what’s going on here and what projects are happening. I’d encourage people to come along

“It’s a biodiversity hot spot with rainbow bee-eaters and Carnaby’s black-cockatoos.

“The Friends are involved in managing weeds.”

The site is a part of the Banksia Woodlands on the Swan Coastal Plain, which was put on the list of threatened ecological communities under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, in the endangered category, by the Federal Government last year.