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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

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Walks and Talks

 

Bookings are essential for all activities. All events are free unless otherwise noted.    

 JANUARY

 

Aussie Animals Spotlight Walk
Thursday 25 January, 7.45pm – 9:30pm
Batten Reserve, Lane Cove
Bookings essential: FULLY BOOKED
Enjoy a twilight walk in the bush looking for our Aussie animals on the eve of Australia Day. Spot possums, search for geckoes and listen for bats with our bat detector. Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for ages 7 years and up.

FEBRUARY

 

Grow Plants for Breast Cancer Research
Saturday 3 February, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  
All welcome to help propagate seedlings which will be later sold through The Huge Plant Sale to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. No experience needed!

Native Bees of Sydney
Saturday 10 February, 9.30am – 11.30am
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  
Discover the fascinating world of Sydney's native solitary and social bees, their habitat, behaviour and role in the environment. Find out what makes a garden "bee-friendly" and take a short walk to see native bees in action.

Twilight Bushcare
Saturday 10 February, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Lloyd Rees Park, Northwood
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  

Help beautify Northwood's foreshore by pulling out weeds before enjoying wine and nibbles at sunset overlooking the Lane Cove River.

Wildlife Citizen Sciences Forum
Tuesday 27 February at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
9:00am - 12:00pm for community members;                                                 9:00am - 2:30pm for biodiversity managers and environmental educators.

Bookings essential: Book online or contact Liz Powell for further information: (02) 9777 7891 or  liz.powell@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Find out about the range of citizen science programs which support local wildlife biodiversity and conservation, their practical uses and how to get involved. Programs include Dragons of Sydney, Cat Tracker, Hollows as Homes, Wild Pollinator Count, Backyard Bird Count, Pygmy Possum Monitoring and more!

MARCH

Nursery Garden Day
Saturday 3 March, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  
Pop into the Nursery for a chat, get weed identification and advice, see a variety of native plants great for gardens and take home a native seedling. 

The Powerful Owl Story
Thursday 8 March, 6.30pm – 8:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  
How does Australia's largest owl manage to survive in our city? Join Powerful Owl project officer Beth Mott for a fascinating insight into the lives of Powerful Owls and why old growth trees are so critical for the survival of this top predator.  

Fauna Focus Bushcare Workshop
Saturday 24 March, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  
Take a closer look at fauna habitat and how to manage bushland sites to gain the best outcomes for native wildlife. Includes a walk with a wildlife ecologist.  

APRIL

Growing Native Wildflowers
Saturday 7 April, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  
Discover the technique for growing many beautiful shrubs from cutting at this hands-on workshop.

Native Gardens Forum
Thursday 19 April, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  
Bring your best gardening tips and questions to this evening dedicated to native gardens. Kath Gadd from Mallee Design will share her ideas on native plant selection, maintenance and design. Afterwards there will be a chance to ask questions of a panel and exchange information and ideas to give you inspiration for your own garden!  
 
Berry Creek Nature Walk
Saturday 21 April, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  
View Coachwoods, tree ferns and perhaps the elusive Powerful Owl in this peaceful rainforest walk to Gore Cove. Discover more about the plants and native wildlife which call Berry Creek home. 

MAY

General Nursery Day
Saturday 5 May, 9.00am – 12.00pm
RSVP essential: Register online or phone 9911 3583  
Join other volunteers to assist with Nursery duties.

 

Introduction to Bushcare Workshop
Friday 11 May, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583 
Understand the guiding principles in bush regeneration, practice some plant identification and walk to a field site to discuss Bushcare concepts and ideas. Great for new Bushcare volunteers or those wanting to know more about the Bushcare program.

JUNE

Growing Ferns
Saturday 2 June, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9911 3583  
A hands-on workshop to gain tips on how to propagate a range of native ferns.

 

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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!