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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.     


The 2066 Litter Challenge
As part of plastic free July, join The 2066 Litter Challenge throughout the month to be in the running for prizes and join in fun events to help reach the goal of removing 2066 pieces of litter from the parks, waterways and streets of the Lane Cove Local Government Area.  

Growing Ferns and Groundcovers
Saturday 6 July, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Become familiar with a range of native ferns and groundcovers and gain tips on how to propagate them. 

Powerful Owls in the City: Current Research and Where to Next?
Saturday 20 July, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Lane Cove Community Hub, Lane Cove

Bookings essential: Book online
Hear about the latest research findings and projects on urban owls from a number of experts. Covering topics such as nest boxes for owls, owl hollow research, pest control and effects on wildlife and the importance of urban green space for owls, there is still a lot to discover about these fascinating birds.

National Tree Day
Sunday 28 July, 9:00am - 11:00am
Burns Bay Reserve, Kooyong Rd, Riverview
Support local wildlife by helping to plant hundreds of native shrubs and groundcovers at this community planting day! Bring the family and enjoy the outdoors, with a free sausage sizzle and take-home seedling for all tree planters!  For more information and to RSVP, head to PlanetArk website.


Living with Brush-turkeys
Thursday 15 August, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre
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 31 August, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Can you tell the difference between nasty Madeira Vine and native Snake Vine? Did you know there are native and exotic Violets? Uncover these mysteries and more as you are guided through identifying common weeds and their look-alike native plants. A useful skill for Bushcare volunteers and gardeners alike!


Grow a Green Thumb
Saturday 7 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Get hands-on with a variety of plant growing experiences at the Lane Cove Community Nursery. Try your hand at sowing seeds, striking cuttings and other useful techniques suited to growing a wide variety of beautiful native plants found in the Lane Cove area. Suitable for all skills levels.

Sharing your Garden with Wildlife
Thursday 12 September, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre
Bookings essential: Book online
Did you know Lane Cove is home to Echidnas, Bandicoots, Microbats and other amazing animals? Your garden can be a valuable oasis for these and other wildlife living in our city. Gain practical advice on managing wildlife impacts in your garden, such as protecting flowers and fruit or dealing with possums in your roof with Bev Young from Sydney Wildlife.


Stringybark Creek - 25 years of Bushcare
Sunday 15 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Batten Reserve, Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Book online
Enjoy a guided walk along Stringybark Creek and the wonderful story of how Bushcarers have nurtured and restored this special bushland reserve. View wildflowers, ferns and birds which are thriving under the care of our community. After a delicious morning tea, help plant a few seedlings or remove some weeds as part of the restoration effort.


Breakfast with the Birds
Saturday 19 October, 8:00am – 10:00am
Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Book online
Come spotting for wrens, honeyeaters and other birds and gain tips on identifying different birds from our experienced bird watcher. Discover more about local birds on this guided walk and together we will complete a bird survey – good practice for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count! All welcome, light refreshments provided.


Bushcare Kayak on the Lane Cove River
Sunday 27 October, 8:00am – 2:00pm
Lane Cove - location TBC
Bookings essential: Book online
Paddle your way on the Lane Cove River and then help beautify the foreshore by pulling out noxious weeds. Kayaks supplied, medium fitness level required, only for ages 15 years and up. Limited spaces.


Bush Tucker Plants
Saturday 2 November, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover a variety of Australian Bush Tucker Plants and grow some for your own garden!


Powerful Owl Guided Walk
Saturday 16 November, 9:30am – 11:30am
Bookings essential: Book online
View Coachwoods, tree ferns and search for the elusive Powerful Owl in this peaceful rainforest walk to Gore Cove. Join owl expert Beth Mott to discover the amazing life of Powerful Owls, their habitat and how they survive in our busy city.


Growing Native Wildflowers
Saturday 7 December, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover how to grow plants from cuttings, a handy propagation technique useful for all home gardeners!


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


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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 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. 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.