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Get involved in Bushcare
Bushwalks in Lane Cove
Backyard Habitat Program

Bush Kids

(activities for children)

Sustainability tips


Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko, a shy nocturnal creature


Australian Wildlife Show


Mountain Devil, a Sydney sandstone plant species

aboriginalwalkjan06webphoto_000.jpgExploring rock shelters with an indigenous guide

bushcaretrainingwebpic_001.jpgLearning to identify common weeds and native plants at the Bushcare training workshop

gompholobiumlatifoliumwebpic_001.jpgGompholobium latifolium - a local species from the Fabaceae family


Walks and Talks


Bookings are essential for all activities. All events are free unless otherwise noted.     


National Tree Day
Sunday 29 July, 9.00am – 11.00am
Burns Bay Reserve, Kooyong Road, Lane Cove
Support local wildlife by helping plant hundreds of native shrubs and groundcovers at this community tree planting day. Bring the family and enjoy the outdoors, with a free sausage sizzle and take-home seedling for all tree planters. And grab a photo with Sunny, our Golden Whistler!



Living with Brush-turkeys
Thursday 16 August, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Join expert Ann Goeth, author of Mound Builders, for a closer look at the unique life of the Australian Brush-turkey. Discover fascinating facts about their foraging habits, breeding and why they build such large mounds! Get tips on how to live harmoniously with this fascinating bird.


Weed and Native Plant Identification
Saturday 25 August, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Pick up tips to distinguish between common weeds and their native look-alikes at this practical workshop.



Growing Native Wildflowers
Saturday 1 September, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Celebrate spring by learning to grow some of Lane Cove's most beautiful wildflowers from cuttings. Apply your new skills at home to grow Grevillea and other flowering shrubs for your garden.


Threatened Species Day Guided Walk
Friday 7 September, 9:30am – 11:00am
Bookings essential: Book online
Take time out on Threatened Species Day to enjoy an easy guided walk to see how the endangered Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest is being restored at Hands Quarry Reserve. Morning tea provided.


Bushcare's Big Day Out
During September
Join thousands of people across Australia in caring for our natural spaces this spring! Join in at one of several local events, including guided walks,     meditation and restoration activities (bookings essential):

Stringybark Creek: Walk and Weed          
Sunday 16 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Book online

Woodford Bay: Habitat Walk & Bushcare   
Sunday 16 September, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Book online

Community Nursery: Open Day     
Friday 21 September, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Book online

Penrose St: Meditate on Nature    
Wednesday 26 September, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Book online

Drawing in Nature
Saturday 22 September, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Art meets nature in a delightful spring-time exploration of the bush landscape with well-known Sydney artist and bush regenerator Patrick Shirvington. Express your creativity and wonder by drawing in the outdoors, all skill levels welcome!


Bird-watching Walk
Saturday 27 October, 7:30am - 9:30am
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover how bush regeneration is benefiting the threatened species and birds which call Batten Reserve home. Pick up bird watching tips from an experienced bird watcher and help complete a survey for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count! 


Bushcare Kayak on the Lane Cove River
Sunday 28 October, 8:00am - 2:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Paddle your way from Blackman Park to Burns Bay Reserve and then help beautify the foreshore by pulling out noxious weeds. Kayaks supplied, medium fitness level required. Limited spaces.


Propagating for Butterflies
Saturday 4 November, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover which plants attract butterflies and practice various techniques for growing these plants yourself!


Seed Collection Field Trip
Saturday 1 December, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
From delicate grass seeds to hard woody fruits, come and learn about collecting seed from native plants on a local bushwalk.



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Some events are run by other Councils; all booking contact numbers are supplied. Events & Activities are updated throughout the year so check back here regularly for new information.​

Unless otherwise specified, please contact the Bushland Interpretation Officer either via telephone (02) 9911 3566 or email for more information about upcoming events and activities.

The Aboriginal Heritage Office runs aboriginal cultural and educational events in the North Sydney area. Visit their website:

Lane Cove Bush Kids (Activities for children) provides fun outdoor nature-based activities for children aged 2 - 5 years! Keep up to date with Lane Cove Bush Kids activities and view their website and become a member!