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Discover Lake McLarty: a Hidden Treasure

Discover Lake McLarty: a Hidden Treasure

Every spring, thousands of international migratory birds start to arrive on our doorstep at Lake McLarty in Birchmont (on the Eastern side of the Peel-Harvey Estuary). These weary travellers, who make a journey of up to 12,000 km from the edge of the Arctic Circle to...

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Woodland wildflower imposters

Woodland wildflower imposters

The great winter rainfall across many parts of WA has meant a bumper wildflower season, with many people visiting to admire them in local areas or on wildflower tours. However, in areas impacted by disturbance and urban zones (which includes Banksia and Tuart...

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Discover Lake McLarty – a hidden treasure

Discover Lake McLarty – a hidden treasure

Every spring, thousands of international migratory birds start to arrive on our doorstep at Lake McLarty in Birchmont. These weary travellers, who make a journey of up to 12,000 km from the edge of the Arctic Circle to escape the winter cold, stock up on the abundant...

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Rakali Tracks Spotted Near Dryandra Woodland

Rakali Tracks Spotted Near Dryandra Woodland

Rakali or native water rats (Hydromys chrysogaster) are a shy, large native rodent with dark fur, white tipped tail and have partially webbed hind feet to help with swimming. Very few Rakali have been sighted in the Wheatbelt over recent years, so a sighting this far...

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Festival to Celebrate Wonderful Wetlands

Festival to Celebrate Wonderful Wetlands

Nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to get involved with the Wetlands Weekender Mini Festival these school holidays in Mandurah from 8th to 10th October. Celebrating the waterways that are the lifeblood of our region, the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s annual...

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Scholarships available!

Scholarships available!

PHCC have four scholarships available for funded tickets to enable community members to attend the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) 2021 Conference in Mandurah from 28th to 30th September. Inspired by moving local examples, resilience theory,...

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Prospecting for “Golden” Hollows

Prospecting for “Golden” Hollows

‘Tis the season for prospecting, for commodities richer than gold.  When Black Cockatoos go searching, for hollows large and old. So what are the nest requirements for Black Cockatoos and how do I know they are prospecting? Here’s what makes a good nesting tree:...

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Numbats in the Boddington Neighbourhood

Numbats in the Boddington Neighbourhood

A Numbats in the Boddington Neighbourhood event was held in Boddington on the 22nd of July, with 45 attendees hearing from a range of guest speakers informing the community about the discovery of a numbat near Boddington. The first guest speaker was Dr Tony Friend who...

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We acknowledge the Noongar people as Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to all Elders past and present