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Get involved in Bushcare
Bushwalks in Lane Cove
Backyard Habitat Program

Bush Kids

(activities for children)

Sustainability tips

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Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko, a shy nocturnal creature

 

Australian Wildlife Show

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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.     

 JANUARY


Aussie Animals Spotlight Walk - cancelled due to weather
Thursday 23 January, 7:45pm – 9:30pm
Ventemans Reach
Bookings essential: Book online
Enjoy a twilight walk in the bush looking for our Aussie animals! Spot possums, search for geckoes and listen for bats with our bat detector. See what wildlife comes out at night! Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for ages 7 years and up.

FEBRUARY

 
Get Growing - booked out, wait list only
Saturday 1 February, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Booking essential: Book online
Want to grow plants at home but not sure how? Try your hand at a variety of useful propagation techniques for growing beautiful native plants as well as exotics, such as sowing seeds and striking cuttings. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

 

Waterbug Blitz
Saturday 8 February, 9:00am – 11:00am
Batten Reserve, Lane Cove North
Bookings essential: Book online

Grab a dip net and magnifying glass and join in the Water Bug Blitz to discover which aquatic creatures are living in our creeks! These tiny creatures are great indicators of waterway health, so any water bugs you collect will provide useful information about our creeks. A great Citizen Science program for all the family to be involved with! All equipment and guidance provided by Council. For more information contact Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. RSVP essential. 


Bushland Park Nature Experience
Saturday 22 February, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Lane Cove Bushland Park, Greenwich
Bookings essential: Book online
Take time out to view nature through new eyes. After meeting Bushcarers who restore the landscape, enjoy a tranquil forest walk as part of this immersive, sensory experience. Reconnect with the natural world through a series of mindful activities and finish with a tea ceremony. Based on the Japanese concept of "Forest Bathing", you will come away feeling restored with a heightened sense of connection and care for the world around you.

 

Wildlife Walk
Sunday 23 February, 9:00am – 11:00am
Batten Reserve, Lane Cove North
Bookings essential: Book online
Join wildlife ecologist Narawan Williams for a guided walk along the Littoral Rainforest of Stringybark Creek, currently being restored through bush regeneration. Take a closer look at nest boxes and the local wildlife that call Batten Reserve home. This is a medium grade walk, with stairs and uneven surfaces.
This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust. 

MARCH

 

Grow Plants for Breast Cancer Research
Saturday 7 March, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online (OPENING SOON)
All welcome to help propagate seedlings which will be later sold through The Huge Plant Sale to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. No experience needed!


Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants
Saturday 14 March, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Book online (OPENING SOON)
Explore some of the wild foods and medicines that can be found in Sydney's bushland with bush tucker guru and survival expert Jake Cassar. A fascinating insight into the natural world around us.

APRIL

 

Wild about Lane Cove Photo Challenge
Throughout April
Get outside and get wild about Lane Cove! Take photos of bark, fungi, sandstone and other features of Lane Cove's natural spaces. Enter your best photos and win great prizes. More details can be found at Wild about Lane Cove.

MAY

Community Nursery Open Day
Saturday 2 May, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
RSVP: Contact the Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579
Pop into the Nursery for a chat, get weed identification and removal advice, see a variety of native plants great for gardens, or even try your hand at propagation! All visitors will receive a native seedling to take home.


 

Powerful Owl Volunteer Training workshop
Saturday 2 May, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre
Bookings essential: Book online (BOOKINGS OPEN IN MARCH)
Did you know owls are amongst us? In Sydney we are very lucky to have a threatened species the Powerful Owl, often living in our neighbourhoods. Birdlife Australia's Powerful Owl Project is collecting data to help us manage our urban space to keep owls with us. But we need your help! In this training workshop we will learn how to conduct surveys to find owls and track their breeding success and invite you to become part of this citizen-science project, to help urban wildlife in your neighbourhood.


 

Introduction to Bushcare workshop
Saturday 30 May, 12:30 - 4:30pm
Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre
Bookings essential: Book online (BOOKINGS OPEN IN MARCH)
This workshop explains the guiding principles in bush regeneration and includes a plant identification session and walk to a field site to discuss Bushcare concepts and ideas. This workshop is particularly useful for new Bushcare volunteers or those wanting to know more about the Bushcare program.


 

HarbourCare is Council's new volunteer program aimed at collecting litter before it is lost into the waterways and harbour. To find out more about upcoming Clean Up Kayak Trips and other information, visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/harbourcare


 

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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 bushinterp@lanecove.nsw.gov.au 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: www.aboriginalheritage.org

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. Families that are members of Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society receive two free family vouchers each year of membership.  To find out more, go to  Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society  web page.