Biodiversity means the natural variety of living things, including plants, animals, and fungi. The Shire of Mundaring is in a biodiversity hotspot and residents have lots of options to enjoy nature. There are wildflowers and native animals in our national parks, local walk trails, nature reserves, and bushland on private property.
Different areas or ecosystems will naturally contain a range of species that rely on each other. Even once the landscape has been changed by people and development, biodiversity can be maintained if there are enough connections between natural areas.
There are 10 questions that should take around 10 minutes to answer, and the results will help inform our new Local Biodiversity Strategy. We want to hear from as many residents as possible by 12 July 2020. One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a $50 Bunnings gift card (must be a Shire resident).
The Shire's 2020 Nature and Biodiversity Survey has closed, however research is continuing around Australia on time in nature supporting health and wellbeing.
Beginning in August, Macquarie University is conducting a national survey study to investigate people’s connection with nature through engaging with outdoor environments such as gardens, local parks, and nature reserves, and whether this has changed since COVID-19. This is a longer survey (they estimate 20-25 minutes) - https://mqedu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6xICvZcr3EeM3hr
If you are interested in this topic you can find more information and occasional surveys in the national collaboration Greener Spaces Better Places. https://www.greenerspacesbetterplaces.com.au/