There are about 118 native species of birds in the Shire. Many of these are specialised insect, seed or nectar feeders and as such are dependent on the presence of specific vegetation types.
There are also threatened bird species such as the Peregrine Falcon, Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, Carnaby's Black Cockatoo and Baudin's Black Cockatoo.
There are also mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the shire such as bandicoots, kangaroos, echidnas, possums, bobtail lizards and a plethora of frogs. The Shire has a fauna poster which provides education on some of these species.
Please click here for a booklet on the Moyitj.
Vegetation types within the Shire vary according to soil, slope and aspect. Some of the vegetation is unique to the Darling Scarp and includes open woodlands of wandoo, marri, jarrah and yarri, sheoak, banksias and flooded gum in localized areas. There are also a great variety of specialised understorey shrubs and groundcovers. The Darling Range contains some rare and endangered plant species. As a result of this, important areas of vegetation are included in State, regional and local parks and reserves within the Shire of Mundaring.
A great resource for identifying local flora in the Shire is the Darlington and Surrounds Local Flora and Bushland book (available from libraries or the Administration Centre). Native Grasses are also an important part of vegetation ecology and can be identified using both the Wetlands Grasses Poster and the Common Native Grasses Poster.