Fungi in Kings Park. Photo: D. Blumer.View image slideshowFungi play a crucial role in native ecosystems and keeping the bush healthy. They are an important source of food for insects and some animals. Look for them in the bushland, especially after the rains: mushrooms, truffles, discs, caps and other fungi in all sorts of weird shapes, sizes and brilliant colours.

Regular fungi surveys within the Kings Park bushland have led to the formal identification of 265 species of fungi. With a high proportion of previously undocumented fungi being identified each year it is anticipated that many more species are yet to be uncovered. Almost all of the species are considered to be indigenous to the area.

Reports providing detailed information on fungi forays conducted in the bushland are available upon request. Please contact the Customer Service Officer.

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COVID-19

The wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our number one priority during the current COVID-19 situation. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting extra measures in place to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.

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Did you know more than 9,000 bicycles are reported stolen in Western Australia each year?

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Summer science scholarships

Attention science students! Applications are now open for the 2020-21 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students.

BGPA 2019-20 annual report

Connecting community, conserving flora and conserving identity is the theme of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority’s 2019-20 annual report which is now available online.

Invitation to comment

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is seeking community feedback on the Draft Kings Park and Botanic Garden Management Plan 2021-2025 that will guide park management over the next five years.

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