CAMPING AT THE PERUP ECOLOGY CENTRE – NATURE’S GUESTHOUSE – OVER THE SEPTEMBER 18-20 WEEKEND
The Busselton Naturalists Club has booked the former Perup Ecology Centre over the weekend of Friday September 18 to Sunday September 20.
This is the third year in a row the Club has enjoyed a weekend at Perup, but previous visits focused on nighttime wildlife and fungi.
This year, the weekend in September will focus on wildflowers, but we’ll also be undertaking a spotlighting walk on each of the two nights we’re in camp.
As well, on the Friday afternoon, interested people can visit a privately owned and managed jarrah/marri forest at Wilga on the way to Perup where the owner, Richard Walker, has conducted ecologically sustainable thinning to protect environmental values while improving timber production on his property.
The Perup Ecology Centre – now called Nature’s Guesthouse – is located some 40km east of Manjimup in the Tone-Perup Nature Reserve and includes a large fenced enclosure and several nature walks in surrounding bushland.
The Centre accommodates up to 33 people in 10 bedrooms within its two buildings, with a communal kitchen, hot showers and flushing toilets. .
A small number of caravans and camper vans can also be accommodated on site.
The cost of the weekend is no more than $30 per couple per night or $60 for the weekend, with the same cost applying for camper vans and caravans and for single people in a bedroom by themselves.
Linen hire is also available at $20 per person for the weekend.
The Tone-Perup nature reserve was chosen as the site of the original field study centre due to the reserve’s high natural biodiversity, with woylies, bandicoots and ringtail possums recorded from the area, with quolls and numbats occasionally found in surrounding bushland.
Access to the centre is off the Boyup Brook-Cranbrook Road, 49km south of Boyup Brook.
Bookings are essential ASAP so please contact Club president Bernie Masters on 0408 944 242 or at email@example.com to book a room.
Assuming most attendees will be couples, the weekend will be limited to 10 couples in the two accommodation buildings. Family groups or people happy to share rooms are also most welcome.