About Ways To Nature
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvellous.
Ways to Nature
Ways To Nature is all about connecting and engaging you with nature and fostering an understanding and appreciation for the flora and fauna of Mandurah and the Bindjareb (Peel) region.
Spending time in nature inspires and connects people: family, friends and community. City living and fast-paced lives can leave us energy-depleted and stressed. Being in nature offers a mental reprieve and is a valuable way to ground us and strengthen our sense of place and well-being.
Ways To Nature is dedicated to inspiring a sense of wonder and appreciation of Australia’s biodiversity through unique experiences with nature.
Hi! I’m Sarah, a zoologist who’s passionate about Australia’s wildlife. I have a Bachelor of Science (Honours: Zoology) degree from The University of Melbourne and have worked for over 18 years on threatened fauna conservation programs within State Government environment departments, not-for-profit sector, the mining industry and environmental consultancy.
I’m keen to share my experience and knowledge to engage you with nature and guide you to explore our wildlife and natural heritage -this is my driving force behind creating Ways To Nature.
Mandjoogoordap and the Bindjareb (Peel) region.
Mandjoogoordap is the Nyoongar name for Mandurah, meaning Meeting Place of the Heart. Mandurah is Western Australia’s second largest city and is situated in the Bindjareb (Peel) region, 72km south of Perth in south west Western Australia.
Mandurah is within the Swan Coastal Plain bioregion and is located around the stunning Peel-Harvey Estuary. The Peel-Yalgorup ecosystem was recognised as a site of international conservation significance in 1990 under The Convention of Wetlands. One of the first international agreements to conserve and promote sustainable use of natural resources, The Convention of Wetlands was first signed in 1971 in the city of Ramsar, Iran, and therefore is commonly referred to as the Ramsar Convention.
The Peel-Yalgarup ecosystem is identified as Ramsar Site 482 and is the largest, most diverse estuarine system in south west Australia. Its coastal saline lakes, samphire swamps and freshwater marshes provide important habitat for many threatened waterbirds, including migratory shorebirds, and offer fantastic bird-watching opportunities.
Ready to get off the beaten track?
Ways To Nature acknowledges the Noongar people of the Bindjareb region as traditional owners and pays respect to elders past and present.