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SPRING BEAUTY IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on September 27, 2017

 

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Isn’t it gorgeous! Came across this lovely spring scenery in Shuffrey Street while I was doorknocking in the east end of City Ward.

Met some very lovely people too, but the old legs were calling for a break, so reading a book until I’ll attend Council at 6pm this eve,

Roel Loopers

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BOWING TO FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2017

 

 

A couple of photos I took this morning just east of Fremantle’s Cantonment Hill.

It was nice to have a tiny bit of sunshine and blue sky.

 

Roel Loopers

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WIKI LOVES EARTH PHOTO PRIZE

Posted in australia, bird, fremantle, nature, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 11, 2017

WINNER! White necked heron by Katarina Christenson

 

For the second year in a row I was invited to be one of the judges of the WIKI LOVES EARTH 2017 Australian section.

1,500 entries were received from all over the nation. The judges had to select the ten best photos that will be entered into the international competition from countries from all over the planet.

The international winner will receive a trip to Cape Town.

The Australian winner we selected was this stunning photo by Katarina Christenson of a juvenile white necked heron in the Darling River.

Roel Loopers

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SLOW DOWN AND APPRECIATE BEAUTY

Posted in fremantle, nature, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 15, 2017

Garden Island

 

In a world full of madness and disasters, and the human race hurrying down the road to self-destruction it is nice to seek tranquility.

I took this photo of Garden Island from the Fremantle South Mole yesterday.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE COUNTING ITS TREES

Posted in city of fremantle, environment, nature, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on June 14, 2017

A City of Fremantle officer has been walking the nature beat for several weeks to record every tree in the city.

I had seen her around the CBD for the last few days so asked her this morning what she was doing.

It’s a pretty big task but a very good idea and the next step has to be to protect trees from being killed when new development happens.

The plane trees at Kings Square will be relocated when the development there starts and have been prepared by arborists so that they will survive the journey.

Roel Loopers

OCEAN WARRIOR IN FREMANTLE HARBOUR

Posted in environment, fremantle, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2017

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Sea Shepherd‘s impressive new vessel Ocean Warrior is in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and open to the public, so take advantage of it.

The Sea Shepherd group does incredibly important work on the oceans to stop the Japanese from slaughtering whales, so they need and deserve our support.

Roel Loopers

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NUMBAT ART NEEDS ENDANGERED SPECIES INFO

Posted in animals, art, environment, fremantle, nature by freoview on April 9, 2017

 

I love good mural art and the Numbat one by artist Roa in the Henderson Street mall is one of my favourites, together with the stunning one on the former Myer building at Kings Square.

But the lack of information at the Numbat mural is an opportunity lost I feel because many visitors to Fremantle do not know the animal is a numbat and might think it is a mythical figure.

It is also important to show that the numbat is a very endangered species, so why not put some words next to it to explain that all to overseas, interstate and local visitors.

Roel Loopers

RELOCATION OF FREO KINGS SQUARE TREES

Posted in city of fremantle, kings square, nature, trees by freoview on February 27, 2017

It is quite exiting to see the first preliminary work for the Fremantle Kings Square Project with arborists working on the relocation of the seven plane trees.

Others are conducting open heart surgery on the old Moreton Bay Fig tree that is home to the Christmas tree. The tree has shown signs of distress, but that might just be old age.

No doubt the arborists will advise the City of Fremantle what is wrong with it.

Roel Loopers

 

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STUNNING SKY OVER FREMANTLE

Posted in art, fremantle, fremantle port, nature, photography by freoview on February 2, 2017

 

Stunning sky over Fremantle late yesterday afternoon so here some photos of it at Fremantle Port and the Rainbow artwork.

Roel Loopers

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SHARK NET FOR FREO’S BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, fremantle, indian ocean, nature, oceans by freoview on January 30, 2017

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I hear Fishing Boat Harbour traders are telling fellow business people the State Government have promised them $ 200,000 to install a shark net at Fremantle’s inner city Bathers Beach.

This would be a ridiculous waste of money as the beach is hardly used and only a handful of people swim there and I have never heard of a shark scare in Bathers Bay.

I have seen dolphins, seals, pelicans, drunks and even a dead whale there but never a shark, so why waste tax payers money on a shark net?

Some of the major traders down there are treating Bathers Beach as if it is their own property and that does not sit well with the community and other businesses.

There were thousands of people protesting against a shark net at Cottesloe Beach a few years ago so I wonder how the Fremantle community will react to this news.

Roel Loopers

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