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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

Breakfast with the Birds 
Tuesday 15 January, 7:30am - 9:30am
Bookings essential: Book online
Take a guided nature walk and be introduced to the wonderful variety of wrens, honeyeaters and other birdlife found in the woodlands, mangroves and saltmarsh of the Lane Cove River. Pick up handy bird watching tips from an experienced bird watcher and help complete a bird survey! A great activity for families and those keen to discover more about our local birds.

 

HarbourCare Kayak 
Wednesday 16 January, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Enjoy a summer paddle while doing your bit 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! Kayaks supplied, medium level fitness required.

 

Aussie Animals Spotlight Walk
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 
Saturday 16 February, 9:30am - 12:30pm
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! Kayaks supplied, medium level fitness required. 
 


Bushcare Walk
Saturday 23 February, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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.


 

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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.