Bush and Beach Experience – Jan & Feb 2016

JOIN THE JCAA BUSH AND BEACH EXPERIENCE – FEBRUARY 2016

BE INSPIRED!

Start 2016 with guided tours through peaceful natural spaces, breath in the fresh air, explore nature and be inspired. This initiative is open to all interested parties.

Artists and writers are invited to register for the JCAA “Bush and Beach Experience” taking place in January and February 2016. In January, you have a choice of three wonderful woodland areas and two beach areas to choose from, in the Joondalup area. You may attend one or more of the walks if you wish to do so. Friends of the following natural habitats have volunteered to give participants informative guided tours through these areas, allowing time for questions to be asked and photographs to be taken.

REGISTRATION FOR WALKS Please email the gallery on gallery@jcaa.org.au or phone Dot Lullfitz on 9401 3724 to register. A $5.00 registration fee must be paid at the beginning of the walk. Although the gallery will be closed, registration will be monitored.

8 am Wednesday 6th Jan 2016

Friends of Sorrento Beach and Marmion Foreshore – Mike Norman. Meet at Troy Ave, Marmion. Park on the south side of Troy Ave and meet on the path. Wear closed in shoes.

8 am Friday 8th Jan 2016

Friends of Craigie Bushland- Margaret McKerihan. Park near the skate ramp at the back of the Craigie Leisure Centre. Wear closed in shoes, bring water and insect repellent.

Craigie Bushland is an area of Bush Forever land located in the suburb of Craigie, adjacent to Whitfords Avenue and the Mitchell Freeway.

In 2008 the City of Joondalup supported a proposal to develop a conservation sanctuary in Craigie bush. As a result, a feral-animal-proof fence was erected surrounding just over 40ha of bushland, aimed at keeping the land free from predators (feral cats, dogs, foxes etc) to allow native flora and fauna to flourish within the reserve.

In 2013, twenty-five Quenda (native bandicoot) were introduced into the bushland, and by 2015 numbers have increased to about sixty. Being semi-nocturnal animals, they are rarely seen during the day, though their digging activity is easily seen throughout the bushland.

The numerous crushed-limestone walking trails throughout Craigie Bushland make it an enjoyable destination for walkers. The bush is comprised of many species of native banksia, eucalypts, grass trees, hakeas, grevilleas, beautiful springtime orchids, fringe lilies and others, and there is a vibrant bird life that includes cockatoos, kookaburra, owls, and many more.

8 am Tuesday 12th Jan 2016

Friends of North Ocean Reef/Iluka Foreshore- Marjorie Apthorpe.

“ Park in the Foreshore car park 100m north of the western end of Shenton Ave. Wear closed in shoes but bring bathers in case you want to swim, snorkel or do underwater photography. Bush Forever 325 at Iluka and northern Ocean Reef contains varied and
diverse limestone landforms, soils and vegetation types, preserved in one of
the widest coastal reserves in the Perth Metropolitan area.
The limestone that forms the bedrock of the reserve is visible on ridges and
in the coastal cliffs. This Tamala Limestone is of mid to late Pleistocene
age, not dated accurately but at least 130,000 years old, and possibly much
older. It contains “fossil forests” of lithified tree trunks and roots,
showing that the area was once a woodland, at a time when sea level was much
lower and the coastline much further to the west. These remnants of ancient
trees can be seen at places on the beach, and high up on the cliffs.
The younger Quindalup high sand dunes in the centre of the reserve are
comparatively young – only 7000 years old, laid down during the last major
rise in sea level. These dunes are unconsolidated (loose) and are easily
eroded by people running down them.
Together, these two contrasting rock types enclose beautiful pocket beaches
below cliffs, and a larger, dune-backed beach. Offshore, the rocky bottom
provides holdfasts for algae and many hiding places for small fish. In fine
weather, the water is clear and turquoise and offers good snorkelling, but in
windy or bad weather, visibility is non-existent in the water. The diverse
list of flora includes 130 native species, including rare species; in
addition to bird, reptile and insect populations, including the listed (as
vulnerable) Graceful Sun Moth within the area. Native animals, including
Quenda (southern brown bandicoot) and Echidnas, are also present within the
foreshore reserve, and the area is a feeding ground for small flocks of
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo. The area is also home to populations of Fairy
Wrens and diverse raptors “ Marjorie Apthorpe

Many varieties of coastal plant life and some insect life is to be found along this coastal region.

8 am Friday 15th January 2016

Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park- John Hudson.

Meet at Neil Hawkins Park. Wear closed in shoes, bring water, and insect repellent.

8 am Wednesday 20th January 2016

Mike and Mandy Bamford – Lake Goollelal – Meet at the car park on Woodlake Retreat. At the Wanneroo Rd and Kingsway Drive lights turn west towards the lake and the car park is about 100 metres on the right. They are flexible about what to focus on depending on the interests of the group.

IN FEBRUARY BRING THE “BUSH AND BEACH” BACK TO THE JOONDALUP ART GALLERY

JAG will reopen on Tuesday 2nd of February 2016.

TUESDAY 2nd – FRIDAY 5th and TUESDAY 9TH – FRIDAY 12th FEBRUARY / 10 am – 2 pm

Following the guided walks, artists and writers are invited to register for an artist’s in residence initiative. The front gallery will be transformed into a workshop space for using references, photographs and inspirations gathered on the walks to create sketches, small artworks, poetry and descriptive writing relating to your Bush and Beach Experience. These may all be placed on the wall as and when they are finished, or when in the planning stage. We hope to cover the walls with a mind map of photographs, images, drawings, paintings, poetry and text celebrating the Joondalup environment. Small resolved sketches and artworks may be sold, or be used as preparatory work for the City of Joondalup Community Art Exhibition which takes place in May/ June in the great space at Lakeside.

Come and work in an energetic, creative space, meet other artists and start the year appreciating the beauty that surrounds you in Joondalup.

REGISTRATION FOR GALLERY SPACE – $10 per day or $30 for four days. Gold coin donation for tea/ coffee and biscuits. Bring your own lunch. You may book dates and pay for your gallery space at the beginning of each walk when you pay for the walk. The gallery will be open on Tuesday 5th January from 12 midday – 2 pm and Monday 18th January from 1.30 – 3.30 pm to take registration fees. Alternatively please contact Dot Lullfitz on 9401 3724 to organize payment.

This great idea was initiated and supported by one of our JCAA members, Dot Lullfitz who has a great love and appreciation for our environment. Thanks Dot!

WALKS (Please pay on arrival)

NAME:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

EMAIL: ……………………………………………………….MOBILE:…………………………………………….

WALKS/ $5.00 per walk: (a,b,c,d,e)……………………………………………………………………….

Total……………………………………………Amount………………………………………………………………

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE $10.00 per Day. Please list days/ dates required

To register and pay for gallery space please see under REGISTRATION FOR GALLERY SPACE

NAME…………………………………………….EMAIL………………………………………………………

MOBILE…………………………………………….DATES…………………………………………………………….

Total @ $10.00 per day or $30.00 per week……………………………………………………………..

We are not limiting numbers for the walks, but please register soon. This will give us an opportunity to organize two tour guides if there are too many registrations for one guide. We are limiting registrations for artists in residence to 12 artists per day.

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