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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.     

 AUGUST

Weed and Native Plant Identification
Saturday 31 August, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Can you tell the difference between nasty Madeira Vine and native Snake Vine? Did you know there are native and exotic Violets? Uncover these mysteries and more as you are guided through identifying common weeds and their look-alike native plants. A useful skill for Bushcare volunteers and gardeners alike!

SEPTEMBER

Grow a Green Thumb - fully booked, waitlist only
Saturday 7 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Get hands-on with a variety of plant growing experiences at the Lane Cove Community Nursery. Try your hand at sowing seeds, striking cuttings and other useful techniques suited to growing a wide variety of beautiful native plants found in the Lane Cove area. Suitable for all skills levels.

 

Connecting to Country - fully booked, waitlist only
Saturday 7 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Blackman Park, Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Book online
Connect to Country through a guided walk and traditional weaving as we explore the Indigenous heritage of our local area. Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office and artist Karleen Green will share their knowledge, experience and stories while you create and take home a special memento. For ages 12 years and older. Light refreshments provided.

 

Sharing your Garden with Wildlife
Thursday 12 September, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre
Bookings essential: Book online
Did you know Lane Cove is home to Echidnas, Bandicoots, Microbats and other amazing animals? Your garden can be a valuable oasis for these and other wildlife living in our city. Gain practical advice on managing wildlife impacts in your garden, such as protecting flowers and fruit or dealing with possums in your roof with Bev Young from Sydney Wildlife.

 

Stringybark Creek - 25 years of Bushcare
Sunday 15 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Batten Reserve, Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Book online
Enjoy a guided walk along Stringybark Creek and the wonderful story of how Bushcarers have nurtured and restored this special bushland reserve. View wildflowers, ferns and birds which are thriving under the care of our community. After a delicious morning tea, help plant a few seedlings or remove some weeds as part of the restoration effort.

 

Native Garden Inspiration
Saturday 21 September, 10:00am – 11:30am
Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Book online
Looking for ideas for creating or enhancing your native garden? Come and view a lovely Lane Cove residential garden which has been created from local native plants through Council's Backyard Habitat Program. See a wide variety of native plants, pick up handy tips and useful advice on plant selection, maintenance and more!

OCTOBER

Breakfast with the Birds
Saturday 19 October, 8:00am – 10:00am
Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Book online
Come spotting for wrens, honeyeaters and other birds and gain tips on identifying different birds from our experienced bird watcher. Discover more about local birds on this guided walk and together we will complete a bird survey – good practice for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count! All welcome, light refreshments provided.

 

Bushcare Kayak on the Lane Cove River - fully booked, waitlist only
DATE CHANGE: Saturday 26 October, 8:00am – 2:00pm
Lane Cove - location TBC
Bookings essential: Book online
Paddle your way on the Lane Cove River and then help beautify the foreshore by pulling out noxious weeds. Kayaks supplied, medium fitness level required, only for ages 15 years and up. Limited spaces.

NOVEMBER

Bush Tucker Plants - fully booked, waitlist only
Saturday 2 November, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover a variety of Australian Bush Tucker Plants and grow some for your own garden!

 

Powerful Owl Guided Walk - fully booked, waitlist only
Saturday 16 November, 9:30am – 11:30am
Greenwich
Bookings essential: Book online
View Coachwoods, tree ferns and search for the elusive Powerful Owl in this peaceful rainforest walk to Gore Cove. Join owl expert Beth Mott to discover the amazing life of Powerful Owls, their habitat and how they survive in our busy city.

DECEMBER

Growing Native Wildflowers
Saturday 7 December, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover how to grow plants from cuttings, a handy propagation technique useful for all home gardeners!

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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.