Blue Flax Lily Berries

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Wonga-wonga Vine

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Twining Guinea Flower and Seeds

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Scribbly Gum

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Powerful Owl Family

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Blue Flax Lily

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Pittwater Mist

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Hillock Bush

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Rough-barked Apple

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Purple Swamp Hen

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Rainbow

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Sydney Red Gum

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Hairy Clerodendron

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Birdsnest Fern

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Native Raspberry

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Flannel Flower

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Looking South from Barrenjoey Headland

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Darwinia

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Careel Bay, Pittwater

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Clematis

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Egg and Bacon

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Ledum Boronia

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Tongue Orchid

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Sundew

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Swamp Lily

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Pink Wax Flower

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Narrabeen Lagoon

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Sweet-scented Wattle

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Rocks near Elvina Bay Track

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Rainbow Lorikeet

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Thursday July 28th, 2016

Powerful Owl at Warriewood this week. Australia's largest owl, at up to 65cms, powerful owls need big old tree hollows for nesting. We need to protect these birds and their habitat. ... See MoreSee Less

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Michaela VisserMarita Macrae is my Powerful Owl xx

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Rowena MacraeWow , how beautiful .

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Evelyn RichDid you see it? They are amazing!!

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Monday July 25th, 2016

The Greater Sydney Commission is now responsible for metropolitan planning.
What does this mean actually? For one thing it can override LEPs and affect rezonings. Combined with council amalgamations, local community groups will have less and less opportunity to influence what development occurs in their area.
Community organisations (including PNHA ) have submitted a request for consultation prior to the release of the GSC draft plan in November.
Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society invite you to join in a discussion concerning the role of GSC with Rod Simpson, the Commissioner for the Environment. The Forum will be on Tuesday August 9, 7-9pm in The Cove Room, Lane Cove Council Offices, 48 Longeuville Rd, Lane Cove, on corner of Epping Highway and Longeuville Rd. Parking available.For more information and to RSVP contact Corinne Fisher, cmfisher@tpg.com.au or Sue Ingham on sue.ingham@webtide.com.au
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Monday July 25th, 2016

Pittwater Natural Heritage Association (PNHA) added 3 new photos.

Guess which is our healthiest stream? McCarrs Creek. In his presentation yesterday at our AGM Cecil Ellis described some of the little waterbugs most sensitive to disturbance and pollution that call this healthy creek home. Image is McCarrs Creek at the Duck Ponds. We also have a lot of native fish and two kinds of native crayfish (NOT true yabbies, which live west of the mountains). Thanks Cecil, we'll look at our creeks with more awareness now.
If you'd like to help with StreamWatch in Careel Creek at Avalon contact pnhainfo@gmail.com.
Despite the winter chill we had a good AGM, delicious afternoon tea and good company. Thanks for having us, Katandra Bushland Sanctuary.
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Kylie FergusonWas a great meeting and such an interesting presentation by Cecil! Good to see you returned to the helm Marita!

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Kerry SmithGreat presentation, Cecil. Amazing to learn what lives in our local creeks, and another reminder of how important it is to preserve the habitat for wildlife.

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Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Our AGM is 2pm this Sunday July 24 at Katandra Bushland Sanctuary, Lane Cove Rd, Ingleside. All Welcome.
At 2.30, our speaker is ecologist Cecil Ellis, StreamWatch Officer at the Australian Museum. He will tell us about our freshwater streams. How healthy are they? How can we tell? Presence or absence of different waterbugs gives clues. (Dragonfly image by Rod Warnock). Join us for afternoon tea. RSVP to pnhainfo@gmail.com or 0439 409 202
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Cecil EllisThanks to PNHA for the opportunity to speak th the AGM on Sunday. I thought I'd share the videos I had wished to play for you here.

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Cecil EllisBass migration youtu.be/AotoM2JUuso?t=5s

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Cecil EllisCarp Feeding youtu.be/nyrzCZWvltw?t=45s

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Pittwater Natural Heritage Association (PNHA)thanks Cecil Ellis. Cheering on the Bass is more fun than watching sport - real trials of life!

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Kerry SmithThanks for the videos Cecil. We love the Aussie Bass, hate the European Carp!

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About Pittwater Natural Heritage Association (PNHA)

With urbanisation, there are continuing pressures that threaten the beautiful natural environment of the Pittwater area. Some impacts are immediate and apparent, others are more gradual and less obvious. The Pittwater Natural Heritage Association has been formed to act to protect and preserve the Pittwater areas major and most valuable asset - its natural heritage. PNHA is an incorporated association seeking broad based community membership and support to enable it to have an effective and authoritative voice speaking out for the preservation of Pittwater's natural heritage. Please contact us for further information.

Our Aims

  • To raise public awareness of the conservation value of the natural heritage of the Pittwater area: its landforms, watercourses, soils and local native vegetation and fauna.
  • To raise public awareness of the threats to the long-term sustainability of Pittwater's natural heritage.
  • To foster individual and community responsibility for caring for this natural heritage.
  • To encourage Pittwater Council and the NSW Government to adopt and implement policies and works which will conserve, sustain and enhance the natural heritage of Pittwater.

Act to Preserve and Protect!

If you would like to join us, please fill out the Membership Application Form

Walks and Talks 2016

OUR FIRST WALK OF THE YEAR

Sunday 28 February, Warriewood Wetlands

Warriewood Wetlands has a range of habitats which make it one of Sydney’s birding hotspots. We’ll be looking out for the summer migratory species before they leave Sydney.
When: 8.00am
Where: Meet at Katoa Close, North Narrabeen.
strong>Bring: Binoculars, water, insect repellent, morning tea
Bookings: pnhabirdwatching@gmail.com
Enquiries: 0402 605 721

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 17 April, Deep Creek Reserve, near Narrabeen Lagoon

This quiet waterway is always worth exploring.
When: 8.00am
Where: Meet at the car park at the end of the road into the Reserve off Wakehurst Parkway.

Sunday 21 August, Chiltern Track, Ingleside (birds and wildflowers)

The wildflowers should be in bloom and there will be an expert plant guide on hand. We find birds here such as yellow-tufted honeyeaters, not found on our other walks.
When: 9.00am
Where: Meet at the fire trail gate at the start of the track, nearing the end of Chiltern Rd, Ingleside.

Sunday 25 September, Irrawong Reserve, North Narrabeen

The rainforest habitat at this reserve is renowned for bird species not commonly seen in Pittwater.
When: 8.00am
Where: Meet at the far end of Irrawong Rd, off Garden St, North Narrabeen.

Sunday 27 November, Warriewood Wetlands

At this time of year, there should be plenty to see. The summer migratory species will have arrived and the Wetlands will be home to nesting birds and birds with young.
When: 7.30am
Where: Meet at Katoa Close, North Narrabeen.
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