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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

 

Exploring Batten Reserve

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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

 

Please be aware the events listed are subject to ongoing NSW health advice and current COVID-19 restrictions. Council will notify booked participants by email if the advertised event is modified or cancelled. 

October

Waterbug Blitz
Saturday 8 October, 9:00am – 11:00am
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online

Grab a dip net and magnifying glass and join in the Water Bug Blitz to discover which aquatic creatures are living in our creeks! These tiny creatures are great indicators of waterway health, so any water bugs you collect will provide useful information about our creeks. A great Citizen Science program for all the family to be involved with! All equipment and guidance provided by Council. For more information contact Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. RSVP essential.  


Berry Creek Habitat Walk
Saturday 15 October, 9:30am – 11:30am
Greendale Park, Greenwich
Bookings essential: Book online

Coachwoods, tree ferns and towering gums are some of the habitat highlights of Berry Creek. This green space supports a variety of wildlife such as Possums and even the majestic Powerful Owl. Join an owl expert from the Powerful Owl Project and explore this peaceful rainforest habitat and discover how these urban green corridors help owls and other native species to survive in our busy city.

November

Riverside Spotlight Walk
Friday 4 November, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
Bookings essential: Bookings open soon
Join us for a twilight walk along the river and see what wildlife comes out at night! Spot possums, search for geckoes and listen for bats with our bat detector... I wonder what will we find? Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for ages 7 years and up.

 

Frogs and Frog Bogs
Saturday 5 November, 9:00am – 11:00am
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Bookings open soon

Frogs are fascinating creatures with complex lives – just think of how they transform from tadpole to adult frog! Frogs play a central role in many ecosystems as both predator and prey and are good indicators of how healthy the local environment is. See some of our local frog species and discover more about these truly amazing creatures with Kathy Potter from the Frog and Tadpole Study group of NSW. Then join in for a chat about ways to make your garden frog-friendly, including practical tips on building a frog bog and which native plants to use to create frog habitat.


Waterbug Blitz
Saturday 5 November, 9:00am – 11:00am
Stringybark Creek, Lane Cove North
Bookings essential: Bookings open soon

Grab a dip net and magnifying glass and join in the Water Bug Blitz to discover which aquatic creatures are living in our creeks! These tiny creatures are great indicators of waterway health, so any water bugs you collect will provide useful information about our creeks. A great Citizen Science program for all the family to be involved with! All equipment and guidance provided by Council. For more information contact Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. RSVP essential.  






To ensure our face-to-face activities are COVID-19 safe, numbers to these activities are strictly limited. We will also be physically distancing on site and hand sanitiser will be provided. Please do not attend on the day if you are feeling unwell or have any cold/flu symptoms.  
 

HarbourCare is Council's 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.