Biodiversity

Biodiversity

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Mundy Regional Park is a haven for all kinds of native wildlife.

There are over 200 species of birds that have been recorded in the park. Feathered friends that you’re likely to spot include the Australian ringneck, magpie, red-capped parrot, kookaburra and red-tailed black cockatoo.

  • <p>An Australian Ringneck bird resting on a tree branch</p> <p>This photograph was taken of an Australian ringneck bird resting on a brown tree branch. The bird is a rainbow of colours. It has a black face, with a bright orange patch above its beak. It has a beady black eye with a small patch of grey underneath. Its beak is light grey in colour, and it curves to its chin which has a deep blue streak of colour. The black of its head leads to a patch of yellow, extending onto its mostly green body. Its stomach is a deep green with small patches of yellow on its stomach. The birds wings are a deep green and fluro green, with small patches of bright blue. Its tale is long and thin and extends out behind its body and shows light blue feathers. The colourful bird has light grey legs and claws, which sit on a brown/light grey tree branch. The background is out of focus, with a light grey tree trunk seen behind and patches of light blue sky. </p>
  • <p>A kookaburra resting in a tree branch.  </p> <p>This photograph was taken of a kookaburra resting on a tree branch. The bird has a fluffy cream head with a batch of brown on the top of its head and close to its eye. It has a long and pointy beak that is brown. Its stomach is a cream colour, and it has long feathers on its back and tail. These are varying shades of cream and brown. The kookaburra has a bright blue patch of feathers on its wing. The bird is sitting on a thin brown tree branch, with long green leaves. The background is blurry with green foliage and brown tree trunks. </p>
  • <p>A beautiful magpie resting on a wire fence.</p> <p>This photo was taken of a Magpie bird resting on a wire fence. The magpie has a black body, a red eye and long skinny legs and nails that are brown/light grey in colour. The magpie has a long beak that is mostly white, with a small patch of black at the tip. It has white feathers on its back and on its wing. The bird is resting on a grey wire fence. The bird is in focus, with the brown background seen blurry behind it.</p>

Some smaller mammals that call Mundy home are bilbies, rabbits, the southern brown bandicoot and brushtail possum. Western grey kangaroos and western brush wallabies have also been sighted here.

  • <p>A dugite snake. </p> <p>This photograph was taken of a dugite snake laying on a loose gravel road that is grey in colour with a white stripe. The snake is different shades of brown and has a beady black eye. The snake is long and its body weaves amongst itself as it rests in place.</p>
  • <p>Bobtail lizard</p> <p>This photograph is a close-up of a bobtail lizard on the ground. It has a mixture of black, grey and brown scales. The lizard is surrounded by leaf litter, dirt and small rocks.</p>

There are reptiles galore in Mundy Regional Park (over 60 species) who thrive in the bush environment. Snakes such as dugites, southern blind snakes and southern shovel-nosed snakes, and lizards such as bobtails, ornate dragons and tree dtellas have been spotted in the park.

  • <p>This photograph is a close-up of a native wildflower. The flower is purple, and his small little finger like stems with yellow bulb tips. There are yellow stems leading out of the plant, with small purple flower bulbs waiting to open and bloom. The branches of the plant are thin and brown, and long green leaves grow along the entire branch leading to each of the flowers. The background is blurred, with shades of green and brown out of focus. </p>
  • <p>A beautiful purple wildflower in Mundy Regional Park.</p> <p>This photograph is a close-up of a native wildflower. The flower is purple, and his small little finger like stems with yellow bulb tips. There are yellow flower stems leading out of the plant, with small purple flower bulbs waiting to open and bloom. The branches of the plant are thin and brown, and long green leaves grow along the entire branch leading to each of the three (3) purple flowers seen. The background is blurred, with shades of brown out of focus.</p>
  • <p>The Lesmurdie Brook-Loop walk trail offers spectacular views of native wildlife in Spring.  </p> <p>This photograph shows a portion of the Lesmurdie Brook-Loop walk trail that is surrounded by native bush and wildflowers. The dirt path is light cream/brown in colour and extends into straight into the distance. On both sides of the path there are patches of long, green grass and trees with thin brown trunks and green leaves. There are patches of colourful wildflowers with patches of bright yellow, green and deep red. The sky is shining bright above on the top left of the photo.</p>

Mundy Regional Park is known for its spectacular wildflower display in the late winter and spring months.

Visitors should keep an eye out for prickly moses (a species of wattle), blue fairy orchids, cowslip orchids, honey bushes and myrtle hakeas. Some beautiful trees also grow here, including eucalyptus wandoo, jarrah and marri trees.