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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.     


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):

Community Nursery: Open Day     
Friday 21 September, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come and see the workings of a Community Nursery, where volunteers grow a wide selection of local native plants. Try your hand at propagation or be guided around the nursery and gardens by one of our volunteers. Take home a free native seedling for your garden! RSVP online

Penrose St: Meditate on Nature    
Wednesday 26 September, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Enjoy an outdoor nature meditation session near the Lane Cove River, perfect to rejuvenate the spirit! Then give back to nature with a Bushcare session, no experience needed. Morning tea provided. Book online


Book Launch: Natural Environment of Lane Cove
Wednesday 19 September, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
RSVP essential: Book online
Celebrate a book which highlights all that makes Lane Cove special to the community: its bushland and wildlife, Aboriginal culture and European history and so much more. This informative, easy-to-read book with colourful photographs and maps aims to spark interest, enthusiasm and appreciation of our wonderful natural environment.


Drawing in Nature - booked out, waiting list only
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!



Native Bee Hive Split
Friday 26 October, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spaces very limited, bookings essential: Book online
Join Council staff and Nursery volunteers for a close look inside a native bee hive. David Harris from Indigo Native Nursery will demonstrate how to split a hive of Tetragonula native stingless bees and answer any of your questions.  


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 - waiting list only
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.



HarbourCare Kayak Trip
Saturday 3 November, 7:30am - 10:30am
Bookings essential: Book online
Join us for a kayak upstream from Blackman Park on the Lane Cove River to launch our HarbourCare program. Help collect rubbish from the river to protect our marine life. Medium level fitness required. Limited spaces.


Propagating for Butterflies
Saturday 3 November, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover which plants attract butterflies and practice various techniques for growing these plants yourself!


Fishing Bat Twilight Walk
Tuesday 6 November, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
As evening falls, discover Sydney's Fishing Bat and other elusive night flyers with microbat expert Dr Leroy Gonsalves on this fascinating walk and talk. Listen to bat chat on an anabat detector and if you are lucky, spot these tiny bats fishing along the river! 


Berry Creek Nature Walk
Saturday 10 November, 9:00am - 11:00am
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 Dr Beth Mott to discover the amazing life of Powerful Owls, their habitat and how they survive in our busy city.



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. 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.