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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

Possum Prowl Spotlight Walk
Thursday 19 January, 7:45pm – 10:00pm
Bookings essential via Lane Cove Bush Kids

Enjoy a bushwalk as the sun sets and the nocturnal creatures start to stir. Learn spotlighting techniques and listen for bats with our bat detector. Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. Great family fun, suitable for ages 7 years and up.

FEBRUARY

Native Bees of Sydney
Saturday 11 February, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

Discover the fascinating world of Sydney's native solitary and social bees, their habitat, behaviour and role in the environment. Get some great ideas about making your own simple 'bee house' for solitary bees and take a short walk to see native bees in action.

MARCH

Community Nursery Open Day
Saturday 4 March, 9:00am - 12:00pm
RSVP by phoning 9911 3583 or online

Pop into the Nursery for a chat, get weed identification and advice, see a variety of plants great for gardens and take home a native seedling.  

 

Drawing in Nature
Saturday 25 March, 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.  

 APRIL

Growing Native Wildflowers
Saturday 1 April, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

Discover the technique for growing many beautiful shrubs from cuttings at this hands-on workshop.   

 

Bush-friendly Dogs
Sunday 30 April, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online

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.

MAY

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.

 

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.

 JUNE

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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 and view their website and become a member!