Tawny frogmouths in Kings Park. Photo: D. Blumer.View image slideshow

Kings Park bushland provides a corridor benefit to local birds and invertebrates, allowing the continuation of species migration through the urban environment.

There are over seventy bird species, twenty reptile species and hundreds of different invertebrates in Kings Park bushland. The 'Birds in Kings Park' guide identifies some of the more common species likely to be encountered in Kings Park and Botanic Garden and is available for download via the brochures section.

The Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), Quenda (Isoodon obesulus) and a number of bat species represent the native mammals of the Park. Kings Park supports a rare population and habitat of native snail, Bothriembryon indutus (Scarp Snail). Usually the species occurs along the Darling Range, which has a granite and lateritic environment. The disjunct population in Kings Park bushland exists on limestone cliffs.

The trapdoor spider, Aganippe rhaphiduca, although not rare, has 'localised' population differences in Kings Park. Usually it occurs on the Darling Scarp and in Jarrah forest to Albany.

Bearded dragon, Pogona species. Photo: D. Blumer. thumb australian raven d blumer thumb dragonfly d blumer Australian painted lady, Vanessa kershawi. Photo: D. Blumer. thumb ducklings d blumer Tawny frogmouth. Photo: D. Blumer. Pacific black duck family

Anzac Day access

Access to Kings Park will be significantly restricted due to Anzac Day services on Sunday 25 April, 2021.

Kings Park access disruption

Part of the Western Path between Monash Avenue and Aberdare Road will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 due to construction works on The Kids’ Bridge, pedestrian detours will be in place.

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Controlled fire planned for Kings Park

As part of a long-term research project, a controlled fire is planned to take place in Kings Park on one day between late April and mid May 2021.

Students celebrate Noongar culture

Four hundred students and teachers flocked to Kings Park and Botanic Garden last week for the first Noongar Boodja Six Seasons mini festival for 2021.

Mindfulness in Kings Park

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to welcome a new experience provider to Kings Park, Mindful in Nature.

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