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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Kings Park visitor disruption: tree works

Visitor disruptions may occur in the Fraser Avenue precinct, Kings Park between Monday 18 March and Friday 22 March 2019 due to essential tree works.

Bold Park access disruption

Reabold Hill Boardwalk in Bold Park will be closed due to essential maintenance on Thursday 21 March 2019.

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.

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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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