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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.




Bush-friendly Dogs - Cancelled
Sunday 30 April, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn and practice teaching your dog simple commands during this interactive session with local dog trainer Mary Lumsden. Discover why it's important to leash up when walking in bushland. Includes a short bushwalk - limted spaces available.


Growing Plants for Microbats
Saturday 6 May, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

Help propagate a variety of native plants to support Eastern Bent-wing Bats and other microbat populations found in Lane Cove.


Drawing in Nature
Saturday 6 May, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

Art meets nature in a delightful 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! Drawing materials will be supplied.


Living with Big Trees
Saturday 13 May, 9:00am - 11:30am
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

Join tree expert Margot Blues fo a closer look at large trees. Discover how they grow, how they cope with different environments, why they shed branches and more. Ask all your tree questions on this interactive walk and talk!


Introduction to Bushcare Workshop
Friday 19 May, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

This workshop explains the guiding principles in bush regeneration and includes plant identification and a 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.


Rare Plant Propagation
Saturday 3 June, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

Celebrate World Environment Day by helping to propagate some of Lane Cove's rarest plants! This project will help preserve our declining species for the future.


Living Shorelines - Restoring Oyster Habitat
Thursday 8 June, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

Celebrate World Oceans Day and discover the amazing role of oysters in keeping our estuaries and harbour clean and filled with marine life. Hear about the latest research on oysters and how seawalls and the Oysterbag project in Lane Cove will help restore oyster beds and estuarine habitat in Sydney Harbour.


Walking Country
Saturday 24 June, 10:00am- 1:30pm
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

Discover the rich heritage of the Lane Cove area. Not only did this Saltwater Country provide everything the Wallamedegal & Cameraygal needed but these waterways provided trade opportunities across the Sydney basin. Connect with Aboriginal culture and join the Aboriginal Heritage Office and their Education guide Karen Smith. After the walk, share a bush tucker lunch and conversation.

Approximate timing: Walk: 10:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: 12:00pm - 1.30pm




































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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 3579 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!