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Get involved in Bushcare
Bushwalks in Lane Cove
Backyard Habitat Program

Bush Kids

(activities for children)

Sustainability tips


Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko, a shy nocturnal creature


Exploring Batten Reserve


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.   

Throughout April

Wild about Lane Cove Photo Challenge
Get outside and get wild about Lane Cove! Go exploring and see which of these features you can find in Lane Cove:

• A outdoor path or track
• A native flower

• A native bird
• Life-giving water
• Something that feels soft
• Something that feels hard
• A small creature
• Fungi or lichen
• A close up of nature
• A natural landscape scene in Lane Cove 

Enter your best photos and win great prizes. Details for how to enter and terms and conditions can be found at Wild about Lane Cove.

Being in nature can help ease our anxieties and stress, so if you can spend some time outside, even just in your garden, join our photo challenge. Get the kids involved too and reap the benefits of feeling happier and healthier as a result of spending time in nature.

Remember to keep yourself and others safe by following current Government advice on social distancing and self-isolation.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, all events up to 31 May have been cancelled or postoned. Council will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any future changes to the events listed below.  

Waterbug Blitz - cancelled
Saturday 4 April, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Batten Reserve, Lane Cove North
Bookings essential: 



Community Nursery Open Day - postponed
Saturday 2 May, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
RSVP: Contact the Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579
Pop into the Nursery for a chat, get weed identification and removal advice, see a variety of native plants great for gardens, or even try your hand at propagation! All visitors will receive a native seedling to take home.


Powerful Owl Volunteer Training workshop - postponed
Saturday 2 May, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre
Bookings essential:
Did you know owls are amongst us? In Sydney we are very lucky to have a threatened species the Powerful Owl, often living in our neighbourhoods. Birdlife Australia's Powerful Owl Project is collecting data to help us manage our urban space to keep owls with us. But we need your help! In this training workshop we will learn how to conduct surveys to find owls and track their breeding success and invite you to become part of this citizen-science project, to help urban wildlife in your neighbourhood.


What Weed is That? - postponed
Sunday 17 May, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
Bookings essential:
Do you have Turkey Rhubarb or Mickey Mouse Bush hiding in your garden? These are funny names for serious weeds – but how on earth do you get rid of them? At this workshop you will gain practical tips and advice on identifying and removing common garden and bushland weeds of Lane Cove. A useful workshop for all gardeners and Bushcarers.


Introduction to Bushcare workshop - postponed
Saturday 30 May, 12:30 - 4:30pm
Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre
Bookings essential:
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 or those wanting to know more about the Bushcare program.


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


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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 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:

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.