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The Nature of the Jarrah Forest

Eric McCrum
& Janine McCrum


The Nature of the Jarrah Forest describes the plants and animals that occur in the Jarrah Forest. This book gives a glimpse into the complexity of the relationships within the biota, and some of their special adaptions for survival. Chapter by chapter plant life is described: mosses and lichens, fungi, oddities like gymnosperms, flowering plants with a separate chapter on orchids and of course, overstory trees. Then follows the animals beginning with mini-beasts: worms to grasshoppers, beetles to butterflies and spiders to centipedes. Next the larger animals: amphibians and reptiles, birds and finally mammals. Each entry has a photograph and a description which may include a fascinating snippet of information.
Prolifically illustrated with photographs by Eric and Janine, this guide is designed to be used by anyone with an interest in natural history. This book is the realisation of Eric's dream to spread the message, to all generations, of the intricacies of living things, by looking closely within the Jarrah Forest.



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Distribution / Purchase enquiries

Email: Janine McCrum

Buy Online or from the below Stockists

New Edition Bookshop T: (08) 9335 2383
41 High St (cnr Henry St) Fremantle, WA

Subiaco Bookshop, T (08) 9382 1945
113 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco, 6008

Crow Books T: (08) 9472 9737
900 Albany Hwy, East Vic Park, WA

Perth Hills Mundaring Visitor Centre T: 08 9290 6645
The Old School, 7225 Great Eastern Highway MUNDARING, WA 6073

Butter Factory Studios Denmark
10 - 12 Mt Shadforth Rd Denmark, WA 6333

Denmark Environment Centre T: 08 9848 1644
35 Strickland St, Denmark, WA 6333

Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre T: 08 9538 1108
Marrinup St, Dwellingup, WA 6213 

Zanthorrea Nursery T: (08) 9454 6260
155 Watsonia Rd, Maida Vale WA 6057

Big Bubble  P: (08) 9274 1992
18 Elliott St, Midvale WA 6056

Jarrahdale Heritage Society P: 0432 795 679
631 Jarrahdale Rd, Jarrahdale WA 6124

Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre P: (08) 9387 6079
Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018

Porongurup Inn, Shop & Tearooms T (08) 08 9853 1110
1972 Porongurup Rd, Porongurup, 6324


About the Authors


Eric McCrum, naturalist, teacher and keen photographer, is known to many as `The Birdman' on ABC radio. For over seventy years, Eric has devoted himself to understanding the natural world, and spreading his enthusiasm and knowledge to children and adults alike. He received both the OAM (2001) and the Michael Chin Humanitarian Award (2017) for his services in environmental education, conservation, and natural history. For ten years Eric taught at the Perth Zoo Education Centre, and then for fourteen years at the Gould League Wildlife Centre at Herdsman Lake, inspiring over seven thousand visiting children a year. Since retirement, he continues to give talks and works to foster the care for, and protection of, the natural world through education.


Janine McCrum is an environmental artist and photographer, living in the Great Southern. Her work is informed by concern for the natural environment and studies in anthropology. In this collaborative work with Eric, her father, she is co-writer and editor.



The Nature of the Jarrah Forest by Eric
                            McCrum & Janine McCrum
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ISBN: 978-1-922788-83-2
Format: HARDCOVER 245mm x 270mm
Extent: 192 full colour pages
RRP: $54.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Australian Natural History