Dawn Atwell Nature Reserve
Area: 65 ha
Perimeter Walk: 5.5 kms
Named after a Toodyay Naturalists’ Club founding member this beautiful, Shire managed reserve has a special conservation history. The Club successfully campaigned for the reserve to be vested for nature conservation. The reserve now protects a range of pristine native vegetation from Banksia Woodland in the sandy eastern part through to Jarrah, Marri and Powder Bark Wandoo.
The reserve is easily accessed from Julimar Road with a parking area, picnic table and interpretive signage near the corner of Parkland Drive. The fire breaks and tracks are ideal for walking and the terrain is relatively flat.
This reserve is renowned for its wild flowers with over a hundred species recorded there from the endangered Star Sun Orchid Thelymitra stellata to the spectacular Fire Wood Banksia Banksia menziesii. Some 33 bird species have been observed in this reserve.
Wildflowers sighted in 2019