News from Samphire Cove

With the loss of more and more local habitat, Samphire Cove Nature Reserve is taking on an even more important role as a wildlife refuge, but unfortunately a cat has managed to find its way into the reserve. We believe that this cat is feral and we have reported it to Parks & Wildlife to protect the native wildlife there, including the quenda recently seen in the reserve (see photo below).

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Samphire Cove remains open to visitors, but please take care to close the gate when you go in and out. If you spot a hole in the fence or a “cat bridge” caused by a fallen tree/branch, please contact us immediately.

If you visit the reserve to exercise whilst social distancing is in force and you notice any illegal or suspicious behaviour – such as the gathering of people in bird hides – you can phone Mandurah Police on 9581 0222.

We thank those Friends of Samphire Cove who are continuing to visit the reserve on a solitary basis as part of their exercise regime.

Quenda (southern brown bandicoot). Photo taken by Astrid at Samphire Cove Nature Reserve.

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