Birds add life, colour and sound to a garden and are a joy to watch. They eat many insects, controlling native and introduced pests naturally. Many Australian plants, such as Kangaroo Paws, are bird-pollinated.

Bird-attracting gardensIt is easy to attract birds to the garden with a simple birdbath to provide water for them to drink and bathe in, and by planting native species which provide nectar, seeds, nesting sites and shelter from predators.

The Banksia, Melaleuca, Grevillea and Hakea genera are well known for their bird attracting properties. Calothamnus (netbush) and Lambertia (honeysuckle) species are also popular options for Perth gardens.

For lists of native groundcovers, shrubs and trees that are suitable for your area and will bring birds into your garden, contact the Garden Advisory Service.

You may also be interested in the research project on the evolutionary consequences of bird pollination.

Saw Avenue access disruption

Visitor disruptions will occur in the Saw Avenue Picnic Area from Monday 25 March 2019 due to toilet facilities upgrade works.

Bold Park access disruption: Kulbardi Walk

Kulbardi Walk will be closed from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday from Monday 18 March to Friday 12 April 2019.

Earth Hour 2019

The lights that illuminate the Lemon scented gums along Fraser Avenue be turned off during Earth Hour, which begins at 8.30 pm on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

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Summer Scholarship Program

Kings Park Science’s 2018-19 Summer Scholarship Program recently wrapped up after another successful summer.

More quendas, bigger plants

Western Australian quendas (Isoodon fusciventer) aren’t just cute and quirky, their digging and fossicking habits have been found to make an incredible difference in the growth of plants, according to new research.

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