Discover The Magic & Wonder of Western Australia's Nature

WA Loves Nature (WALN) is a not-for-profit organisation, that showcases the magic and wonder of our State’s precious and unique biodiversity.

We tell the stories about the amazing plants and creatures, that live in our State, and their connections to each other.

We do this with workshops, biodiversity themed nature trails and social media.

Importantly, we also let people know how they can support these amazing plants and creatures and help maintain our unique biodiversity.

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo by Muneer Al Shanti

Who are we?

Founded in 2017 by Lisa Edwards and Leanne Salter Jones, WA Loves Nature is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to inspire the community to support our world-renowned biodiversity and showcase our unique flora and fauna to the world.

Discover Our Native Bee Trail

The West Perth Bee Scene Trail takes visitors around the central village of West Perth. The trail aims to educate visitors about the importance of native bees and how to encourage them into their backyards. The trail is full of sculptures, art murals, bee hotels and wildflower gardens. By scanning a QR code along the trail, you will be taken to the WALN website to find out more about each feature.

Work With Us

We love working with the community to provide site-specific creative, mindful, nature-based experiences.  Find out more about the different experiences we can provide or send us a message if you have something unique in mind.

Acknowledgment of Country 

We pay our respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands where our work is situated and acknowledge their continuing connection to culture and country.

Lisa Edwards

Founding Director

Lisa Bio

Our Founder

Lisa is an Environmental Scientist who has worked for 20 years primarily managing Threatened Species and Communities in Western Australia. She has also helped manage the planting of 4.2 million trees in WA’s Wheatbelt to help tackle salinity, biodiversity loss and climate change. 

Her time at Western Power gave her a thorough understanding of our amazing biodiversity and urban ecology and it also inspired her to find ways to support what we have and help halt the decline.

Lisa started WA Loves Nature, a not for profit organisation, with Leanne Salter Jones, so that they could showcase our amazing urban biodiversity and inspire and educate people on ways to support it. To achieve this they developed urban nature trails that show existing biodiversity as well as highlight it through the use of street art, murals and sculpture. The trails are bought to life with the WA Loves Nature’s App that features augmented reality, videos and sound.

Their mission is to have a nature trail in all West Australian metropolitan areas and country towns.

Lisa’s key skills include:

  • Urban ecology and its management
  • Threatened species management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Community education
  • Communication