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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

 

Exploring Batten Reserve

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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

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Walks and Talks

 

To ensure our face-to-face activities are COVID-19 safe, numbers to these activities are strictly limited. We will also be physically distancing on site and hand sanitiser will be provided. Please do not attend on the day if you are feeling unwell or have any cold/flu symptoms.  

February
 

Come and Try Bushcare Day - booked out
Sunday 28 February, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview
Bookings essential
Looking to try a new activity in 2021? Then join us for a hands-on taste of Bushcare, a brilliant way of helping the wildlife and plant biodiversity of your area. Enjoy the friendly vibe and mood boosting benefits as you join in with some bush regeneration activities. All welcome, no previous experience necessary as Council provides all the guidance and gear you need. For more information, contact Council's Bushcare Co-ordinator Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. 

March

Grow a Green Thumb - booked out, wait list only
Saturday 6 March, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Try your hand at a variety of propagation techniques suitable for growing native plants and many others. A great way to become more familiar with our beautiful local native plants and to pick up new skills for your garden. Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Clean up Australia Day
Sunday 7 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Manns Point, Greenwich
RSVP essential: RSVP online
Help clean up the foreshores and surrounds of scenic Manns Point.

 

Cooee Mittigar - Come Here Friend
Saturday 13 March, 10:00am - 10:30am
Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub
Bookings essential: Book online
Children and their families are invited to a visual feast of Aboriginal stories and artefacts, offering a new way of seeing and understanding the lands of the Sydney region. A delightful way to be introduced to local Aboriginal culture and language. Includes a book reading of Cooee Mittigar - Come Here Friend. Best suited for children, ages 5 years and up.

 

Stories of Country, Heritage and Culture
Saturday 13 March, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub
Bookings essential: Book online
Gain a deeper understanding of the unique culture of Aboriginal people with this powerful presentation telling the Aboriginal stories of the harbour, river and your local area. A wonderful opportunity to gain insights into Aboriginal heritage, culture, spirituality, language and connection to the land with Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office. Best suited for adults.

 

The Lure of the Local: Thinking Rewilding in Lane Cove
Saturday 20 March, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Book online
Come and meet the artists, curators and local bush conservation experts as they explore rewilding in Lane Cove and beyond. Consider your local environment and create a world of interest and creativity in both your own backyard and potentially, public spaces within the LGA. You will be invited to contribute questions about your own lives, creative and otherwise.

 

Waterbug Blitz
Sunday 28 March, 9:00am - 11:00am
Tannery Creek - Tennyson Park, Lane Cove
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.  

 

 April
 

Wild About Lane Cove Photo Challenge
1-30 April 2021

Take a photo of any of the following from a local nature space in the Lane Cove LGA, upload them to your Instagram account and tag @lanecovecouncil, #WildAboutLaneCove and the location to go in the draw to win great prizes! Each photo is classified as a single entry – you can enter up to ten times.

How many of these natural features or suggestions can you find and photograph in your local park or bushland area?

  • A repeating or decorative design
  • Something in the sky
  • Something in motion
  • A splash of colour
  • A big tree
  • Reflection in water
  • Shadows or play of light
  • Something camouflaged
  • A wild critter
  • Create a Miniature World (using a figurine)

Wild About Lane Cove has more details including terms and conditions.

Being in nature can help ease our anxieties and stress so if you can spend some time outside, join Council's photo challenge this April. Get the kids involved too and reap the benefits of feeling happier and healthier as a result of spending time in nature.

Remember to keep yourself and others safe by following current Government advice on social distancing and self-isolation.
 

Come & Try Bushcare Day
Saturday 10 April, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tennyson Park, Best St, Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Bookings open in March 
Try something new in 2021 with this hands-on taste of Bushcare, a brilliant way of helping our native plants and wildlife. Enjoy the friendly vibe and mood boosting benefits as you join in with bush regeneration activities and a short nature walk. All welcome, with activities suiting most fitness levels. No previous experience necessary as Council provides all the guidance and gear you need.
 

Hiking Lane Cove
Wednesday 14 April, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Bookings essential: Bookings open in March
Enjoy a fusion of history and nature on this loop walk through the landscape of Lane Cove. From the town centre, a short hike will see you entering the lush green world of Lane Cove Bushland Park. Discover the local history of the park and the biological diversity which gives this area high conservation status. This hike is approximately 5 kilometres long, covering both streets and bush paths, uneven surfaces and several sets of steps. A good level of fitness is required. 

 

Wildlife of Lane Cove
Tuesday 20 April, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online presentation
Bookings essential: Bookings open in March
Did you know Lane Cove is home to sugar gliders, turtles, microbats and threatened species of owls? Over 130 animal species were found in Lane Cove's bushland in a recent survey by consultants Applied Ecology. Enjoy a presentation by ecologist Anne Carey on the fascinating fauna discoveries of our woodlands and creeks and how we can support their ongoing survival.


 


 

HarbourCare is Council's 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.