Learning about wetlands

The Yellagonga Regional Park wetlands include rich and dynamic ecosystems ranging from upland forest, fringing wetland and aquatic vegetation to open water bodies. These ecosystems provide important habitat for many flora and fauna species, reduce flooding risks, filter and recharge water and prevent soil erosion.

Fauna found in the Yellagonga Regional Park includes the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo, Western Grey Kangaroo, Southern Brown Bandicoot or Quenda, Brushtail Possum, Echidna, Oblong turtle, Rakali or Water Rat and the Tiger snake as well as six different frog species. The park is also important as a summer refuge and breeding habitat for many bird species, with over 120 bird species having been recorded in the park.

To learn more about your local wetland areas:

  • visit Neil Hawkins Park and read the Noongar cultural heritage interpretive signage explaining traditional Noongar use of the Yellagonga Wetlands
  • subscribe to the City’s Environmental Events newsletter to learn about the City’s latest environmental events including flora and fauna tours, nightstalks, bushtucker tours and sustainable gardening seminars
  • read the Birds of the City of Joondalup brochure to learn about local bird species
  • read the Plants and People in Mooro Country book to discover more about local flora species used by the Noongar people. The book also details the Yellagonga Regional Park’s changing landscape from Aboriginal Settlement to today
  • find out more about Yellagonga Regional Park in the Yellagonga School Activity Sheets, targeted to school age students from pre-primary to Year 7.