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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.

September

 Join in the 2066 Litter Challenge in September!
Council invites all residents to take part in the 2066 Litter Challenge. Building on the success of last years event, where over 11,000 pieces of rubbish were collected, the 2066 Litter Challenge is back. Are you up for the challenge?


 October

A Bug's Life: Insects in your Garden
Wednesday 7 October, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zoom online presentation
Bookings essential: Book online

Let's talk bugs! Not all insects and spiders are pests, in fact most bugs provide amazing ecosystem services for your garden and other urban green spaces. Discover more about the life of mini beasts, how to attract beneficial bugs and the ways they keep our gardens healthy. A fascinating, interactive presentation by Macquarie university researcher Dr Lizzy Lowe. 
 

Dinner with the Owls
Thursday 15 October, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Zoom online presentation
Bookings essential: Book online
Dial in for a fabulous chat about the Sydney Basin Powerful Owls with Dr Beth Mott. Discover what these birds have been up to lately, how well the 2020 breeding season has gone and some of the challenges our urban Powerful Owls are facing. Get the latest news on current research around rodenticide and corridor building and an update on the Brisbane Powerful Owl Project. There is always plenty to say about our magnificent Powerful Owls, so listen in to learn more and ask your owly questions!

Water Bug Blitz
Saturday 31 October, 9:00am – 11:00am
Warraroon Reserve, Riverview
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! All equipment and guidance provided by Council. For more information, contact Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. Numbers limited.


 November

Water Bug Blitz
Saturday 7 November, 9:00am – 11:00am
Tennyson Park, Lane Cove
 Bookings essential: Bookings opening soon
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! All equipment and guidance provided by Council. For more information, contact Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. Numbers limited.
 

Grow a Green Thumb
Saturday 7 November, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Bookings opening soon
Try your hand at a variety of propagation techniques suitable for growing native plants and many others. A great way to pick up new skills for your garden and to become more familiar with our beautiful local native plants. Suitable for all skill levels.

 December

Water Bug Blitz
Saturday 5 December, 9:00am – 11:00am
Blackman Park TBC
Bookings essential: Bookings opening soon
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! All equipment and guidance provided by Council. For more information, contact Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. Numbers limited.


 


 

 

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 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.