Working to protect, conserve and enhance the natural environment locally and globally.

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society would like to acknowledge the Bidjigal people of the Eora nation, the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Plants of Oatley Park

Local Walking Tracks

The objectives of the Society are:

  • To stimulate interest in Australian flora and fauna;
  • To act to protect and foster an interest in the natural environment, particularly at the local level;
  • To foster an understanding of the need to conserve the natural environment and resources; and
  • To cooperate with other groups to achieve these objectives at local, state, national and international level.

Become a Society Member and Get Involved!

Members get access to monthly walks and regular evening talks on a range of fascinating topics. Our family memberships cost $25.00.

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🌺🌱🌼🌱🌺🌱🌼🌱🌺🌱🌼🌱🌺 BOTANICAL TREASURES REVEALED 🌺🌱🌸Our team recently conducted a flora survey in an area of Badgingarra National Park where a prescribed burn was carried out in May 2020 to protect the local town and the park’s recreation sites and biodiversity.Excitingly, the survey uncovered several botanical treasures, including some never previously recorded in the park!Macarthuria keigheryi is a threatened species not previously known to occur this far north. This species only blooms after a fire and is usually only seen after its habitat has been burnt.A brand new species of Patersonia that’s yet to be named by DBCA botanists was also discovered, along with Banksia chamaephyton – commonly known as fishbone banksia, and Paracaleana dixonii – a threatened species restricted to the Swan coastal and Northern sandplains.These discoveries add important scientific knowledge to this already world-renowned, floristically diverse national park.The survey was conducted by DBCA’s Turquoise Coast District flora conservation team and aided by well-known naturalists Fred and Jean Hort.πŸ“Έ: Fred and Jean Hort See MoreSee Less

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The secret lives of our urban birds!πŸ¦πŸ¦…πŸ•ŠπŸ¦†πŸ¦‰πŸ¦’πŸ¦πŸ¦…πŸ•ŠπŸ¦†πŸ¦’πŸ¦‰πŸ¦1st of February 8.30pm on the See MoreSee Less

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