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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

Aussie Animals Spotlight Walk - booked out, waiting list only
Thursday 24 January, 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Enjoy a twilight walk in the bush looking for our Aussie animals! Spot possums, search for geckoes and listen for bats with our bat detector. See what wildlife comes out at night! Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. For ages 7 years and up. 

 FEBRUARY

 

Grow Plants for Breast Cancer Research
Saturday 2 February, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
All welcome to help propagate seedlings which will be later sold through The Huge Plant Sale to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. A chance to learn new skills and help others! No prior propagation experience needed. 

 

HarbourCare Kayak - booked out, waiting list only
Saturday 16 February, 9:30am - 12:30pm (new time)
Bookings essential: Book online
Join us for a paddle to protect marine life in Sydney Harbour. Search the bays of the Lane Cove River and collect rubbish before it is forever lost to the ocean. HarbourCare is Council's new volunteer program and you are invited to help make a difference to our environment! Single kayaks supplied, medium level fitness required. For ages 11 years and up.


Bushcare Walk
Saturday 23 February, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (new time)
Bookings essential: Book online
Come and try Bushcare in 2019! Join us for a bushwalk to see the plant and bird life of an urban creekline followed by a delightful afternoon tea. Enjoy the friendly vibe and mood boosting benefits as you join Bushcarers in heling restore the local bushland. All welcome, no previous experience necessary! Location: Moore St Bushcare site, Lane Cove West.

 

MARCH

 

Native Plant Kokedama
Saturday 2 March, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Create a beautiful living moss ball sculpture using native plants, inspired by the Japanese art of Kokedama.


 

Clean Up Australia Day
Sunday 3 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Register online here
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Clean up Australia Day and help clean up the foreshore areas of scenic Manns Point. Refreshments provided.


 

Foxes of Sydney
Thursday 7 March, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bookings essential: Book online
The European Red Fox is an introduced predator and surprisingly common in our built up city. How are they so successful? Find out with university researchers providing fascinating insights into the habits, diet and wildlife impacts of the elusive foxes of Sydney.

 

Wild Foods and Medicinal Plant Walk
Saturday 16 March, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Explore some of the wild foods and medicines that can be found in Sydney's bushland with bush tucker guru and survival expert Jake Cassar. A fascinating insight into the natural world around us.
 

APRIL
 

Living with Spiders and Insects
Thursday 4 April, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Explore the range of spiders and insects that live in your garden and house and why they are so important in nature. Researcher Dr Lizzy Lowe from Macquarie University will reveal fascinating facts about these small, often feared creatures, and why reaching for the insect spray may not be the best thing for them... or us!
 

MAY
 

Growing Native Plants
Saturday 4 May, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Practise a variety of propagation techniques for growing native plants. Apply your new skills at home to grow Grevillea and other flowering shrubs for your garden. 
 

Introduction to Bushcare Workshop
Friday 10 May, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
This workshop explains the guiding principles in bush regeneration and includes a plant identification session and walk to a field site to discuss Bushcare concepts and ideas. This workshop is particularly useful for new Bushcare volunteers and those wanting to know more about the Bushcare program. 
 

Connect with Nature Experience
Saturday 18 May, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Slow down and engage more deeply with nature during this immersive, sensory experience. Reconnect with the natural world around you using all your senses and mindfulness techniques and come away feeling restored with a heightened sense of connection and care for the world around you.
 

JUNE
 

World Environment Day
Friday 7 June, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Lane Cove Plaza
World Environment Day is one of most widely celebrated days for positive environmental action. Come together with the Lane Cove community and see magician Adam Axford transform trash into treasure as we #beatplasticpollution

 

Aboriginal Heritage Walk
Saturday 22 June, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings for this event open in May.


 

 

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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.‚Äč

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.