In 2011 Nyungar language specialist Len Collard of Curtin University suggested ”Jerda Mia Wangalup”, the perfect name is “Home of Birdsong”, which reflects the early morning bird sone. We live in the valley of three sand dunes: a natural amphitheatre and the hills ring with birdsong.
We, with the neighbourhood, planted over a thousand native species back into the landscape over the years working with City of Bunbury, BirdLife Australia and bushland consultants.
Enhancing this natural wonderland brings long-term environmental benefits. It is a continuous corridor attracting migrating and nomadic birds that pass through in their seasons. Nature eternally renews. The seasons rolled around. The landscape responded. Insects and invertebrates, geckos, tiny garden lizards, bobtails, moths I've not seen before, cicadas, dragon flies and native butterflies returned with a surprise flutter of Spotted Jezebels last December. Rewilding is the future, reconnecting landscapes for the survival of our ecosystems and the air is filled with bird song.
Here's a garden painting over the years.