Kwinana, WA

The Spectacles Wetlands has one of the largest stands of Paper-bark woodland in the metropolitan Perth area (approximately 33 km south of Perth CBD) and 87 species of water birds, birds of prey and woodland birds. There are a number of land animals including: bandicoots, snakes, occasional wallabies, possums, and bats. 

The Friends of the Spectacles (FoTS) is a volunteer group caring for the Spectacles Wetlands located in the Town of Kwinana. The group was formed after a major bushfire swept through the wetlands in December 2007. The group supports the rehabilitation of the wetland area through activities such as revegetation, seed collection propagation, and weed control. FoTS is commited to working with the local Noongar people to gather knowledge on how to best work with the land. Elders are consulted over the species to be planted and generally about activities conducted by the group. 

The area is a significant site for Aboriginal people, being a part of the Wajuk traditional land and is situated in the greater Noongar language group that encompasses the Southwest of Australia. The Spectacles is on the ancient trade route that follows the fresh water lakes system; connecting the people of the Murray and Swan Rivers and has cultural significance as a ceremonial, camping and food gather site.  

Bush Care Day is every 3rd Sunday of the month, 9am-12pm. All are welcome.

How to get involved?

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This trail was developed with the Friends of the Spectacles.

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