Survey of river life
BAIGUP Wetland Interest Group co-ordinator Penny Lee says an upcoming fauna survey will preserve the future of the wildlife at the wetlands located along the Swan River in Bayswater.
The group will hold three community workshops leading up to the survey in November, which has been funded by the State Natural Resource Management and will be conducted by environmental consultants Natural Area. The workshops will feature a demonstration of equipment and techniques used in fauna surveys and a night wildlife spotting walk.
Baigup Wetlands is home to about 96 bird species, turtles, frogs, lizards, snakes, insects, invertebrates and foxes.
Ms Lee said the weeklong survey would be the “first of its nature” and aimed to quantify how many species lived in the wetlands.
“The thing that we are worried about is that we definitely have foxes and they not only eat everybody’s chooks but eat a lot of baby birds,” she said.
Group member Paul Adair said the group would be purchasing its own trial cameras to monitor the wetlands.
Fellow member Rosemary Lynch said once the survey was completed, the group would form a management plan for the fauna.
For more information, contact Ms Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosemary Lynch, Paul Adair and Penny Lee.