After staring through the window of the emergency ward
where tissue of extinct and endangered plants
grows on shelves under fluorescent lights;

and examining the 10 000 vials suspended
in liquid nitrogen, those minute memoirs
of species frozen in Cryo storage;

I walk home through the park and try to get lost
along the terraces; find myself wandering
through the hakea and grevillea garden,

where I drown in the delicate scent of flowers,
and nectar eaters plunge into pistils and stamens.
I think of the courage of the scientist,

keeping the future for a thousand years
when a human may (or may not)
release those tiny meristems

suspended in minus 196 degrees Celsius
and plant them into whatever
the world has become.

Down along sandy bush track
a wattle bird's cry shatters my thoughts
into random letters and numbers.

The path spits me out into the blur of Mounts Bay Road
where combustion engines tear this way that way
demanding now, now, now.

by Nandi Chinna.

School Ball parking

Temporary parking on Fraser Avenue will not be provided for buses, limos and cars, and fines will apply.

Rotary Wishing Well works

Works will be taking place at the Rotary Wishing Well near Fraser Circle from 17 January 2023 until further notice.

Blue Boat House works

The City of Perth will be replacing the timber stairs at the blue boat house from Monday 30 January until Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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Dr Scalzo awarded Medal of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Kings Park's Dr Tony Scalzo on receiving the award of a Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division).

Life after fire: a seed's 70 year journey

Bushfires are devastating for the communities they rip through. In the Quairading fires in February this year, farmer Murray Williams lost everything on his farm apart from his home.

Lightscape comes to Kings Park in 2023

Kings Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland of light, colour and sound when the global phenomenon Lightscape arrives in Perth for winter 2023.

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