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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 Major Day Out

Join thousands of people across Australia in caring for your local creek or bushland with a range of special events this September!

Stringybark Creek Walk & Weed: Meet corner of Kullah Pde & Mindarie St Sunday 17 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Bookings: 9911 3583 or online

Woodford Bay Bushcare & History Talk: Meet 100A Arabella St Longueville Sunday 17 September, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Bookings: 9911 3583 or online

Moore St Weed & Plant: Meet corner of Moore St & Barwon Rd Lane Cove Saturday 23 September, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Bookings: 9911 3583 or online

Regeneration X Planting Day: Meet at the end of Murray St Lane Cove Sunday 24 September, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Bookings: 9911 3583 or online

Intermediate Bushcare workshop
Saturday 16 September, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Stokes Street Meeting House, 23A Stokes Street. Bookings essential on  9911 3583 or online (POSTPONED until early 2018)

Take a closer look at fauna habitat and how to manage bushland sites to gain the best outcomes for native wildlife.


Insects in your Garden
Thursday 21 September, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Terrace Function Room, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove. Bookings essential on 9911 3583 or online

Take a close look at live specimens and insects in resin during this interactive talk with expert Dennis Collins. Gain an understanding of your garden ecosystem, why insects are important and how to manage pests without using harmful chemicals. A great opportunity to ask your insect questions!



Sustainability Lane @ Lane Cove Rotary Fair
Sunday 8 October, 9:00am onwards

Visit the Bushcare Team outside the Post Office on Burns Bay Road for tips, advice and don't forget to purchase your copy of the brand new book "Creating Backyard Habitat", with a free native seedling thrown in!


Braidwood Landcare Excursion

Friday 20 - Sunday 22 October

A rural experience for Lane Cove’s Bushcare volunteers. Take a tour of Landcare champions around Braidwood near Canberra, and help revegetate farming land as part of the Upper Shoalhaven Landcare program. Spaces limited, book in early. Enquiries/bookings: Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or


Bushcare Kayak on the Lane Cove River - waiting list only

Sunday 29 October, 8:00am – 2:00pm 

Bookings essential on 9911 3583 or online

Kayak along the foreshores of Greenwich and Wollstonecraft and stop to restore bushland along the Greenwich peninsula. Kayaks provided, spaces limited. Medium level fitness required.



Propagating for Butterflies

Saturday 4 November, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Lane Cove Community Nursery, end of Banksia Close, Lane Cove West. Bookings essential on 9911 3583 or online

Discover which plants attract butterflies and practice various techniques for growing these plants yourself!


Discovery Boat Cruise

Wednesday 8 November, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Bookings essential on 9911 3583 or online

As part of Festival by the River, take a cruise along the lower Lane Cove River and discover its European, Aboriginal and natural heritage. Enjoy the sights from the water, including heritage houses, natural foreshores and historic Cockatoo Island. Includes light refreshments. Book ahead and payment will be taken from October to confirm your place.

COST: Adult: $29, Pensioners: $23, Child (4-12 years): $15   Child (under 4 years): free.



Seed Collection Field Trip

Saturday 2 December, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Lane Cove Community Nursery, end of Banksia Close, Lane Cove West. Bookings essential on 9911 3583 or online

From delicate grass seeds to hard woody fruits, come and learn about collecting seed from native plants on a local bushwalk.



Brush turkey Upper Stringybark Creek Amanda Kinson 2017(2).pngWould you like to have your say about Brush Turkeys?

This study is aimed at gathering public perception of Brush Turkeys here in Sydney. Completing this survey will help us understand how the public think and feel about Brush Turkeys and how these interactions affect both Brush Turkey and human. (HC Reference Number: 16995)

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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!