Events Calendar

Sunday 5 May 2024: Bush RestorationCANCELLED

Dear All

Regular bushcare activities with the Friends of Trigg Bushland are usually undertaken on the first Sunday of each month.

Unfortunately, due to uncertainties regarding insurance I have decided to cancel activities on Sunday, 5 May 2024.

My apologies for any inconvenience.

Stay safe.

Mitchell Polain

Chairperson

Mobile 0488 561 583

Tuesday 23 April 2024: Community Event – Visit to Native Animal Rescue

Join Friends of Trigg Bushland for a visit to Native Animal Rescue in Malaga – families welcome.

The event is free but registration via Eventbrite is required as numbers are limited to just 25.

The link is here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/visit-to-native-animal-rescue-tickets-884561947597?aff=oddtdtcreator

Sunday 7 April 2024: Bush Restoration

Meet in the carpark for Millington Reserve near the clubrooms, off Elliott Road, on the South Side of St Mary’s School, 8:00 – 10:00 am, includes morning tea. If there is a sporting fixture parking may be an issue. Look for the Friends of Trigg Bushland banner! Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 for more information.

Saturday 30 March 2024: Guided Walk

The next guided walk is on Saturday, 30 March 2024 commencing at 8:00 am from the south side of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (free parking available off Elliott Road).  

The walk is at a gentle pace on established paths and will last about two hours but, of course, you can leave at any time. Please bring your hat, water bottle and sunscreen. You may also like to bring your camera and binoculars. Covered shoes and long pants are recommended.

See the map below and look for the banner!

Children are welcome.  It is a good learning opportunity for all.

Contact Mitch on 0488 561 583, or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Map of where to meet for the Trigg Bushland guided walk

Friday, 19 January 2024

Saturday 30 December 2023: Guided Walk

The next guided walk is on Saturday, 30 December 2023 commencing at 8:00 am from the south side of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (free parking available off Elliott Road).  

See the map below and look for the banner!

The walk is at a gentle pace on established paths and will last about two hours but, of course, you can leave at any time. The forecast is for hot weather. Bring your hat, water bottle and sunscreen, as well as your camera and binoculars. Covered shoes and long pants are recommended.

Children are welcome.  It is a good learning opportunity for all.

Contact Mitch on 0488 561 583, or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Map of where to meet for the Trigg Bushland guided walk

Sunday 5 November 2023: Bush Restoration

HOT! NEED A DRINK? SO DO OUR LITTLE PLANTS! Join the Friends of Trigg Bushland with your family and friends for our next restoration morning, tomorrow! Note the new summer hours: 8:00 – 10:00 am. Meet at Peet Crescent. Look for the banner, opposite No 44. Please can we ask you don’t park on the verge. Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information. Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes, gloves and a hat, use sunscreen and remember to stay hydrated.

Sunday 1 October 2023: Bush Restoration

Meet in the carpark for Millington Reserve near the clubrooms, off Elliott Road, on the South Side of St Mary’s School, 9:00 – 11:00 am, includes morning tea. If there is a sporting fixture parking may be an issue. Look for the Friends of Trigg Bushland banner! Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday 30 September 2023: Guided Walk

The next guided walk is on Saturday, 30 September 2023 commencing at 8:00 am from the south side of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (free parking available off Elliott Road).  

Sunday 3 September 2023: Bush Restoration

Meet in the carpark for Millington Reserve near the clubrooms, off Elliott Road, on the South Side of St Mary’s School, 9:00 – 11:00 am, includes morning tea. If there is a sporting fixture parking may be an issue. Look for the Friends of Trigg Bushland banner! Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday 6 August 2023: Bush Restoration

Meet in the carpark for Millington Reserve near the clubrooms, off Elliott Road, on the South Side of St Mary’s School, 9:00 – 11:00 am, includes morning tea. If there is a sporting fixture parking may be an issue. Look for the Friends of Trigg Bushland banner! Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday 30 July 2023: AGM and guest speaker

Did you know that over 90% of all animals on earth are invertebrates? They are critical to healthy functioning ecosystems, and there is an amazing variety of species. However, due to human impacts, the populations of many invertebrate species across the world are now in rapid decline.

Our guest speaker, David Knowles of Spineless Wonders, will share the wonderful world of invertebrates in our local bushland reserves and discuss how we can help protect them. David’s passion for insects started as a child, when he would fossick for insects and reptiles in the lush rain-forest gully behind his grandparent’s home in Brisbane. David is a recognised invertebrate expert and is widely published. He has completed many invertebrate inventory surveys in the wider Perth region, and has traveled widely throughout Australia and South-east Asia capturing beautiful photographs of wildlife.

1.30 pm  Registration and Housekeeping

1.45 pm  AGM Friends of Star Swamp Bushland

2.30 pm AGM Friends of Trigg Bushland

3.00 pm Invertebrate presentation by David Knowles

4.00 pm Afternoon Tea

We hope to see you there!

Saturday 29 July 2023: Guided Walk

The next guided walk is on Saturday, 29 July 2023 commencing at 8:00 am from the south side of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (free parking available off Elliott Road).  

Sunday 2 July 2023: Bush Restoration

Meet in the carpark for Millington Reserve near the clubrooms, off Elliott Road, on the South Side of St Mary’s School, 9:00 – 11:00 am, includes morning tea. If there is a sporting fixture parking may be an issue. Look for the Friends of Trigg Bushland banner! Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday 4 June 2023: Bush Restoration

Meet in the carpark for Millington Reserve near the clubrooms, off Elliott Road, on the South Side of St Mary’s School, 9:00 – 11:00 am, includes morning tea. Look for the Friends of Trigg Bushland banner! Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday 7 May 2023: Bush Restoration

Meet in the carpark for Millington Reserve near the clubrooms, off Elliott Road, on the South Side of St Mary’s School, 9:00 – 11:00 am, includes morning tea. Look for the Friends of Trigg Bushland banner! Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday 29 April 2023: Guided Walk

Guided walks in Trigg Bushland are held only when there is a fifth Saturday in the month, making them quite special.

The next guided walk is on Saturday, 29 April 2023 commencing at 8:00 am from the south side of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (free parking available off Elliott Road).  See the map below and look for the banner!

Walks usually last two hours, or more, but, of course, you can leave at any time.  The walk is at a gentle pace on established paths. Bring your hat and water bottle as well as your camera and binoculars. Covered shoes and long pants are recommended.

Children are welcome.  It is a good learning opportunity for all of us.

Text Mitch on 0488 561 583, or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Map of where to meet for the Trigg Bushland guided walk

Thursday 13 April and Sunday 16 April: Smart Phone Photography Event

Join celebrated wildflower photographer Sophie Xiang to learn how to use your phone camera to capture beautiful images of our local flora. For more information or to register please see here.

Sunday, 2 April 2023: Bush Restoration

Breathe the fresh air and enjoy the ocean views from this beautiful spot in Trigg Bushland. We will spend an hour or two watering seedlings planted two years ago by students from St Mary’s Junior School.

Meet other nature lovers.

Please wear long pants, closed in shoes and sun protection.

The Friends of Trigg Bushland will provide watering cans for both adults and kids.

Meet opposite 46 Peet Crescent at 8:00 am. Look for the banner! If possible please do not park on the verge. Note this is the last day of The Aussies Surf Lifesaving Championships at Trigg and Scarborough and parking may still be at a premium.

Sunday, 5 March 2023: Bush Restoration

Breathe the fresh air and enjoy the ocean views from this beautiful spot in Trigg Bushland. We will spend an hour or two watering seedlings planted two years ago by students from St Mary’s Junior School.

Meet other nature lovers and enjoy Jennie’s delicious homemade brownies afterwards.

Please wear long pants, closed in shoes and sun protection.

The Friends of Trigg Bushland will provide watering cans for both adults and kids.

Meet opposite 46 Peet Crescent at 8:00 am. Look for the banner! If possible please do not park on the verge.

Sunday, 5 February 2023: Bush Restoration

Meet opposite 46 Peet Crescent, 8:00 – 10:00 am, includes morning tea. Look for the banner! Please avoid parking on the verge.

We will be watering (watering cans provided) and a review of survival rates of seedlings planted by St Mary’s Junior School.

Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information.

Friday, 20 January 2023: Welcome in the New Year Evening

Please join us for a casual catch up to welcome in the New Year. We would love you to drop past and say hi, or stay for a drink and nibbles. Families welcome, hope to see you there!

Sunday, 1 January 2023: Bush Restoration

Meet in the carpark for Millington Reserve near the clubrooms, off Elliott Road, on the South Side of St Mary’s School, 8:00 – 10:00 am, includes morning tea. Look for the Friends of Trigg Bushland banner! Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information.

Guided Walks Schedule

There are a series of guided nature walks at Landsdale, Koondoola, Lake Gwelup and Star Swamp reserves. Guided walks in Trigg Bushland are held only when there is a fifth Saturday in the month, making them quite special. Upcoming dates are as follows:

  • 29 April 2023
  • 29 July 2023
  • 30 September 2023
  • 30 December 2023

The walks commence at 8:00 am from the carpark on the south side of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, just off Elliott Road.  See the map below and look for the banner! Parking is free but sometimes it can be crowded.

Walks usually last two hours, or more, but, of course, you can leave at any time.  The walk is at a gentle pace on established paths. Bring your hat and water bottle as well as your camera and binoculars. Covered shoes and long pants are recommended.

Children are welcome.  It is a good learning opportunity for all.

Text Mitch on 0488 561 583, or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Map of where to meet for the Trigg Bushland guided walk

Sunday, 4 December 2022: Bush Restoration

Meet in the carpark for Millington Reserve near the clubrooms, off Elliott Road, on the South Side of St Mary’s School, 8:00 – 10:00 am, includes morning tea. Look for the Friends of Trigg Bushland banner! Text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday, 29 October 2022: Guided Walk and Bushtucker Tasting

Dear All, the bushtucker tasting session with Dale Tilbrook, a Wardandi Bibbulmum woman, is all ready fully subscribed. Sorry if you missed out. If you would like to attend please text Mitch on 0488 561 583 in case there are any cancellations. The guided walk is still available to all.

Sunday, 25 September 2022: Wildflower Fiesta

The Friends of Trigg Bushland have partnered with the Friends of Star Swamp and the Urban Bushland Council to host a Wildflower fiesta this spring! Please join us for this family friendly event at the Henderson Education Centre, located in Star Swamp bushland. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Friends of Trigg Bushland monitor groundwater levels monthly at six sites in the bushland.

The location of the sites is shown below.  The table shows the results from September this year and compares it to the previous month and the same time last year. The figures show the distance from ground level to the watertable.

Site20.09.2021 (cm)Last monthThis time last year
   
AS1222212236
AS2262253284
TR4316031643193
TR3280728072837
TR2156315621591
TR1112811211142

Of course, monitoring data becomes more meaningful when examined over a much longer period of time.

If you are interested in learning how to measure the watertable levels in Trigg Bushland, please text Mitch on 0488 561 583 or e-mail triggbushland@gmail.com

No experience is necessary and transport can be provided.

Sunday, 25 July 2021: Friends of Trigg Bushland and Friends of Star Swamp Bushland Annual General Meeting, 1.45 – 4.30 pm, Henderson Environment Centre, Groat Street, North Beach.

We were delighted to have author and historian Chris Holyday as our AGM Guest Speaker.  Chris published ‘Between Beach and Bush:  Remember old North Beach, Trigg and Watermans Bay’ in September last year.  The book covers over 100 years of history, from the First Nations’ camps at Star Swamp, homes built by early pioneers, local shipwrecks and convicts, early transport, and many other interesting events and people that shaped our suburbs.