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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

gompholobiumlatifoliumwebpic_001.jpgGompholobium latifolium - a local species from the Fabaceae family

 

Walks and Talks

 

Join one of our Nature Connections events by using the booking links provided. Any queries can be directed to Council's Bushland Interpretation Officer at bushinterp@lanecove.nsw.gov.au 

January

Possum Prowl Spotlight Walk
Tuesday 24 January, 7:45pm – 9:30pm
Ventemans Reach, Lane Cove West
Bookings essential: Book online

Enjoy a twilight walk in the bush looking for nocturnal creatures! 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. Suitable for ages 7 years and up.

February

Let's Go Bug Hunting
Saturday 4 February, 9:00am – 11:00am
Lane Cove Community Nursery 
Bookings essential: Book online
Time to check out the creatures that live in your neighbourhood! Grab a dip net and magnifying glass and join in the Water Bug Blitz to discover which aquatic creatures are living in our creeks. Sift through leaf litter and uncover the critters which lie beneath. A whole world of bugs can be found right under our noses. Join in the fun on this bug hunt. 


Breakfast with the Birds
Wednesday 8 February, 8:00am – 10:00am
Ventemans Reach, Lane Cove West
Bookings essential: Book online from 9 January
Spend a morning listening and looking for birds with ecologist Renee Ferster Levy as she shares her extensive bird knowledge on this bushwalk along the Lane Cove River. Enjoy light refreshments at the end of the walk.

 
Green Thumbs: Learn to Grow your own Plants
Thursday 9 February, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online from 9 January
Want to grow plants at home but not sure how?

At this hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to a variety of useful propagation techniques for growing native and exotic plants, such as sowing seeds and striking cuttings.



Come and Try Bushcare Day
Saturday 11 February, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Lloyd Rees Park
Bookings essential: Book online
Join our friendly team and see how you can make a difference to our bushland. Discover common native and exotic plants and be prepared to tackle a few weeds! A perfect opportunity to give Bushcare a go – no experience needed, all tools and equipment provided.

March

Creating a Butterfly Garden
Thursday 2 March, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Online zoom presentation
Bookings essential: Book online

Butterflies are one of a garden's most beautiful insects, but they also play an important role as pollinators. Join Dr Suzi Bond from the Butterflies Australia Citizen Science Project to discover more about our local butterfly species and gain tips on how to create a butterfly garden. Any garden, big or small, can become a butterfly haven! 


Let's Go Bug Hunting
Saturday 4 March, 9:00am – 11:00am
Stringybark Creek, Lane Cove North
Bookings essential: Bookings open closer to date

Time to check out the creatures that live in your neighbourhood! Dip net for aquatic creatures living in our creeks and sift through leaf litter to uncover a whole world of bugs which lie beneath. Join in the fun on this bug hunt. 


Make a Native Hanging Basket
Saturday 4 March, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery, Lane Cove West
Bookings essential: Bookings open closer to date
A fun workshop where you will create a hanging basket using native plants.

Collect ideas about which native plants are best suited for pots. A great idea for those with balcony gardens.



Tree Planting Sun(fun)day
Sunday 26 March
Aquatic Park: 9:00am – 11:00am
Tambourine Bay Reserve: 9:00am – 11:00am
Burns Bay Reserve: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Bookings essential: Bookings open closer to date
Spend some time caring for nature by planting a variety of native seedlings at one of these beautiful riverside locations. Enjoy time under the trees with friendly faces in an activity that's good for you and good for nature. 
No experience needed and all equipment and guidance provided by Council.




To ensure our face-to-face activities are COVID 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.