Sydney Street is a popular access ramp for the southern dog beach.
This is one of our newer sites and Cottesloe Coastcare started here in 2016.
Dogs were damaging the fragile dune next to the ramp on their way to the beach. Town of Cottesloe installed wires along the ramp sides and this has solved the problem as dogs now stay on the ramp. Fencing along the bottom of the primary dune also helped protect this site.
This is another steep site and tricky to work on but our weeding and planting have paid off. A healthy and diverse array of local plants has established and provide food and shelter for our local wildlife.
Subiaco Rovers joined Coastcare volunteers here to help with weeding and planting.
Entrance to Sydney Street ramp
2017 Cottesloe Coastcare volunteers planting.
2017 Subiaco Rovers helped us with planting.
Cushion Bush (Leucophyta brownii) grows well at Sydney Street.
2017 A beach cleanup.
2019 A hard working team!
We frequently see Australian Kestrels (Falco cenchroides) hovering over the dunes as we work, only the head appears to move as the bird hovers then suddenly it drops in search of insects, skinks or mice. It’s a small falcon, about 30cms in length, with mostly reddish-brown upper parts, wings tipped black and a conspicuous dark under tail band. They live in open country across Australia and islands. They nest in the spring often in cliff crevices or tree hollows.
Scaevola crassifolia or Thick-Leaved Fan Flower is a common and important foreshore species in Cottesloe and it grows very well near Sydney Street. The dense mass of the plant and its fleshy and quite sticky leaves helps protect the plants from salty winds. It is a drought tolerant species. In late spring and summer Scaevola crassifolia is a mass of blue, sweet scented, hand shaped flowers. Scaevola means left-handed.
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