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Published June 16th 2013
An unusual bushland with hidden sights to discover
Mirrabooka, located only 12km north of Perth, has a unique bushland area that is worth walking through.
Bounded by Reid Hwy and Northwood Rd, this 85 hectare site of mainly banksia woodland, has some unusual sights that are a photographers delight. If you enjoy exploring various mushrooms then you will not be disappointed either.
Starting from Thyme Crt and following the sandy tracks you will discover a wild beehive not in a tree but below the tree.
If you carefully look along the ground you will notice several types of mushrooms growing. A common one is the Bolete meaning without gills. This one turns red inside if opened because contact with oxygen causes a chemical change.
The black gloved wallaby has been recorded as surviving here as well as quendas, a short nosed bandicoot.
Various birdlife have bee noted here including the rainbow bee-eater bird and red-tailed black cockatoos.
Most of the bushland is in excellent condition, though revegetation of the area is occurring through the Friends of Mirrabooka Bushland, a new community conservation group, in partnership with the City of Stirling.
The land is currently owned and managed by the WA Planning Commission.
For further info on the group or when the next bushwalk will occur, contact Jan on 0408024800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.