Pittwater Mist

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Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Sweet-scented Wattle

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Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Darwinia

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Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh

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Sydney Red Gum

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Tongue Orchid

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Powerful Owl Family

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Latest News

Friday May 24th, 2019

Pink Spider Flower Grevillea sericea, welcoming early spring on the Chiltern Track Ingleside. Strangely, it's a close relative of Waratahs and Banksias. As with them, what you see in one "flower" is actually quite a few, maybe hundreds. Attractive to birds, their pollinators. ... See MoreSee Less

Pink Spider Flower Grevillea sericea, welcoming early spring on the Chiltern Track Ingleside. Strangely, its a close relative of Waratahs and Banksias. As with them, what you see in one flower is actually quite a few, maybe hundreds. Attractive to birds, their pollinators.

Tuesday May 21st, 2019

Bushcare: Saving Grevillea caleyi at the Baha'i temple. The date is next Monday May 27, not in June as first posted. See details below. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday May 20th, 2019

Next Saturday May 25 is the final Field Day for our project: Restoring Sydney Freshwater Wetlands, near Careel Bay.
Come and help the Careel Creek Bushcare group, plant a tree and see what we've been doing.
Where: meet on Barrenjoey Rd opposite Crane Lodge Place, North Avalon.
When:8.30- 11.30am
Wear: Enclosed shoes, long pants. Bring gardening gloves.
Morning Tea, tools and good company provided.
The wetland area was overrun with weeds, but extensive planting of native plants has transformed it. Come and see!
A grant to PNHA from Greater Sydney Local Land Services funded some of this project, in partnership with Northern Beaches Council. Photos: 1. The worst weeds have been cleared by bush regeneration contractors.2. Tubestock planted and protected against rabbits. For more information : pnhainfo@gmail.com
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Next Saturday May 25 is the final Field Day for our project: Restoring Sydney Freshwater Wetlands, near Careel Bay.
Come and help the Careel Creek Bushcare group, plant a tree and see what weve been doing.
Where: meet on Barrenjoey Rd opposite Crane Lodge Place, North Avalon.
When:8.30- 11.30am
Wear: Enclosed shoes, long pants. Bring gardening gloves.
Morning Tea, tools and good company provided.
The wetland area was overrun with weeds, but extensive planting of native plants has transformed it. Come and see!
A grant to PNHA from Greater Sydney Local Land Services funded some of this project, in partnership with Northern Beaches Council. Photos: 1. The worst weeds have been cleared by bush regeneration contractors.2. Tubestock planted and protected against rabbits. For more information : pnhainfo@gmail.comImage attachment

Monday May 20th, 2019

DATE WAS WRONG - not in June. Saving endangered Grevillea caleyi on the Bahai Temple land at Ingleside is on again, Monday May 27 8.30 - 12. Wear enclosed footwear, long pants and long sleeves. Tools and morning tea provided. For more information: pnhainfo@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less

DATE WAS WRONG - not in June. Saving endangered Grevillea caleyi on the Bahai Temple land at Ingleside is on again, Monday May 27 8.30 - 12. Wear enclosed footwear, long pants and long sleeves. Tools and morning tea provided. For more information: pnhainfo@gmail.com

Saturday May 18th, 2019

Young Katydid doesn’t yet have wings so it stays munching rose leaves and sadly rosebuds sometimes so beautiful but shoo it away... wonderful invertebrate! #insects #extinction ... See MoreSee Less

Young Katydid doesn’t yet have wings so it stays munching rose leaves and sadly rosebuds sometimes so beautiful but shoo it away... wonderful invertebrate! #insects #extinction

Monday April 29th, 2019

Swamp Mahogany, Eucalyptus robusta, is a winter-flowering tree offering nectar and pollen to birds and fruit bats at a time of year when this food is scarce. Lots of these trees in Warriewood Wetland and Ingleside Chase along Mullet Creek, but it also grows well in drier places. This one is outside Officeworks at Mona Vale. It was a favourite Koala food tree around Avalon in the past. ... See MoreSee Less

Swamp Mahogany, Eucalyptus robusta, is a winter-flowering tree offering nectar and pollen to birds and fruit bats at a time of year when this food is scarce. Lots of these trees in  Warriewood Wetland and Ingleside Chase along Mullet Creek, but it also grows well in drier places. This one is outside Officeworks at Mona Vale.  It was a favourite Koala food tree around Avalon in the past.

 

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Beautiful. Can we grow one?

I have 3 in our yard - so much activity from bees, birds and bats right now.

Wow, thanks #pnha i didn't know that!

Monday April 15th, 2019

This Diamond Python at Ingleside was looking for a way to get up into winter quarters in the ceiling cavity. Eventually it found a way up a tree next to the house and into the gutter. It then moved along the gutter until it found a gap between the corrugated iron roofing and the fascia board and slithered in. Sleep tight, python ... See MoreSee Less

This Diamond Python at Ingleside was looking for a way to get up into winter quarters in the ceiling cavity. Eventually it found a way up a tree next to the house and into the gutter. It then moved along the gutter until it found a gap between the corrugated iron roofing and the fascia board and slithered in. Sleep tight, python

 

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Did it plan that ahead or was it trial and error??

Thursday April 4th, 2019

Young Pale Brown Hawk Moth caterpillar, as green as its Native Grape food plant for the first weeks of its life. The eye spots are behind the head on the left side. They enlarge when the caterpillar is disturbed. Size and colour comparison - very young and mature caterpillar. The nocturnal moth is very fast flying, a pollinator if flowers with a long tongue. ... See MoreSee Less

Young Pale Brown Hawk Moth caterpillar, as green as its Native Grape food plant for the first weeks of its life. The eye spots are behind the head on the left side. They enlarge when the caterpillar is disturbed. Size and colour comparison  - very young and mature caterpillar. The nocturnal moth is very fast flying, a pollinator if flowers with a long tongue.Image attachment
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