Part of our Careel Creek Vine Weeds project, in partnership with NB Council, funded by a grant to PNHA from Greater Sydney Local Land Services. Below: Brazilian Nightshade flowers and its berries spread by birds. Don't be fooled by the pretty colours! ... See MoreSee Less
Did you miss out on free native plants at Avalon Markets?Not to worry. Mona Vale Markets is on Sunday 9 December. NB Council will be holding a FREE NATIVE PLANT GIVEAWAY. The stall will be located near the library and kids playground area next to Park Street. Sydney Red Gum Angophora costata is flowering extra well this year. Want one? ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats and thanks to hard working Northern Beaches Council staff who gave out a total of 1361 local native plant tubestock including 655 Trees and shrubs at Avalon Market Day. Plus great information about what to plant where, and how to plant so the plants survive. If you missed out and want to plant a native tree, contact the Council. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for all you do. Now if we can just get them to protect our beautiful trees.
Monday November 19th, 2018
Patersonia Day at the Baha'i Temple November 19. We were up there this morning arranging another grant to fund saving the endangered Grevillea caleyi, and Native Iris (Patersonia sp) was in abundance. Each flower spike has several buds which open in sequence, and certain days seem to be just right for flowers to open. ... See MoreSee Less
Row, I have some of these for you, will flower in a year or two.
Monday November 19th, 2018
If you missed buying your PNHA cards at Avalon Market Day, just contact us for some of our many blank cards with images of local plants, birds, insects and scenery. Christmas Bush and Christmas Bells make great cards for Christmas. We'll have cards at the NB Council Bushcare Christmas party on December 1 at the CEC too. Cards + envelope are $2.00 each. ... See MoreSee Less
At Avalon Market Day we chatted to lots of people who stopped at our attractive weed display. "I have that weed. What's it called and what can I do about it?" Nothing like a weed specimen and someone who can help answer questions about it. PNHA members can send us a weed photo so we can help identify it. ... See MoreSee Less
Thankyou PNHA for all the effort you folks put into your stall. Beautiful cards to buy, informative displays, knowledgeable volunteers. Well done!
Bugger. Missed that!
What a great idea 💡👍
Saturday November 10th, 2018
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