PNHA Newsletter 77 is now online through our website pnha.org.au Just go to the Newsletters tab. This Dainty Treefrog was featured by Jayden Walsh, our guest speaker at our recent AGM. He took this photo when he discovered some on a rainy night earlier this year. ... See MoreSee Less
Snow in Summer is flowering now, November. This spectacular small native tree is Melaleuca lineariifolia in Warriewood Rd near turnoff to McDonalds. It's a tree that we could plant a lot more, in gardens and road reserves. It likes damp conditions, but is happy enough in drier spots. Melaleucas have a lot of feathery flowers, made up of bundles of stamens. Their Callistemon/Bottlebrush cousins have separate stamens. Their nectar feeds birds and insects. ... See MoreSee Less
Trees in Pittwater (and the whole northern beaches): The draft Urban Tree Canopy Plan is now on exhibition. Trees are such an important part of the character of our area. Please read this plan and comment before November 15. Give yourself time to read it - it's about 35 pages. Click here: yoursay.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/urbantree... See MoreSee Less
Avalon Market Day November 18. We'll be back this year, in Dunbar Park. We'll have our usual surprisingly attractive weed display with weed experts on hand to help you with weed questions. Attractive, in that it attracts a lot of people who rush up recognising weeds they want to know how to get rid of. We're there to help!
We'll have our latest cards with photos of local flora, fauna and scenery. A packet of these makes a good Christmas present. (Reminder: Christmas will be only six weeks away on November 18.) Eastern Yellow Robin on nest is one. Also information about local birds and animals.
Northern Beaches Council's stall will have free local native plants. This is your chance to get a canopy tree to replace the many lost over recent years to development and old age.
Can you help on our stall for a while? Half an hour or an hour would be wonderful. We'll be setting up early about 7am and gone by 4pm. If you can help, reply to our email: email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
Coastal Headlands Planting Day Sunday November 4. Tree planting with a view of the ocean at Warriewood! Meet opposite shops above Warriewood Beach. Planting is 8.30-12.00 or whatever time you can spare. Wear long pants and enclosed shoes, bring binoculars in case whales come by. Morning Tea? Of course. A Grant to Northern Beaches Council from NSW Environment Trust is helping fund bush regeneration on four coastal headlands from North Narrabeen to North Mona Vale. Photos are of plants on coastal headlands. ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrate National Bird Week 2018 by taking part in the biggest citizen science project to hit Aussie shores. From 22-28 October, thousands of people from across the country are heading out into their backyards, local parks or favourite open spaces to take part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count.
Callistemon rigidus is our local coastal Bottlebrush out now. This is one planted near Careel Bay as part of our grant funded revegetation near the corner of Barrenjoey Rd and Etival St. ... See MoreSee Less
Wonderfull rain! We're taking advantage of the wet ground for a Community Planting Day on Saturday October 27. Remnant Sydney Freshwater Wetlands lie between the Avalon Soccer grounds and Barrenjoey Rd. We'll continue the planting from last month. We'll be there 8.30 - 11.30am, opposite Crane Lodge Place. Careel Creek bushcare volunteers work on the fourth Saturday morning of each month - but we need extra help this time! Probably gumboots (or other enclosed shoes) would be a good idea, as well as long pants and long sleeves. This project is funded by a grant to PNHA from Greater Sydney Local Land Services and Northern Beaches Council. Photos are of tubestock in nearby area, some already flowering: Restored bushland scene, Dianella caerulea, Goodenia ovata, Hardenbergia, Goodenia wanting our of its cover, Callistemon rigidus ( our latest cover photos) ... See MoreSee Less