Tongue Orchid

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Darwinia

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Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Sweet-scented Wattle

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Sydney Red Gum

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Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh

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Pittwater Mist

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Powerful Owl Family

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Latest News

Saturday October 20th, 2018

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

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.

Wednesday October 17th, 2018

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)
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Wednesday September 19th, 2018

We can't stop bringing back the bush! Thanks to all who helped with our final Careel Creek Vine Weeds project planting morning. This site is between Barrenjoey Rd and the dog park near Etival St. Contractors had sprayed - note dead grass. After planting and watering we put on grow bags to protect from rabbits. The soil was quite damp, so stand back and watch this space! ... See MoreSee Less

We cant stop bringing back the bush! Thanks to all who helped with our final Careel Creek Vine Weeds project planting morning. This site is between Barrenjoey Rd and the dog park near Etival St. Contractors had sprayed - note dead grass. After planting and watering we put on grow bags to protect from rabbits. The soil was quite damp, so stand back and watch this space!Image attachment

Wednesday September 12th, 2018

Spring flowers. Swamp Oak, Casuarina glauca, trees are either male or female. Noticed a few brown ones just now? It's not drought, but the millions of rusty flowers of the male trees. Some of the billions of wind-blown pollen grains land on the hairy red tiny female flowers, which later develop woody capsules containing winged seeds. Click on images to see which is which. Not a cause of hayfever. These are in Bilarong Reserve. ... See MoreSee Less

Spring flowers. Swamp Oak, Casuarina glauca, trees are either male or female. Noticed a few brown ones just now? Its not drought, but the millions of rusty flowers of the male trees. Some of the billions of wind-blown pollen grains land on the hairy red tiny female flowers, which later develop woody capsules containing winged seeds. Click on images to see which is which. Not a cause of hayfever. These are in Bilarong Reserve.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Those woody round capsules can be very dangerous on concrete paths, especially on a slope.

Wednesday September 12th, 2018

Swans feeding on Narrabeen Lagoon 12.9.18, in the little bay where a proposed aquatic walkway could damage their habitat. We are negotiating for a widened onshore track instead. ... See MoreSee Less

Swans feeding on Narrabeen Lagoon 12.9.18, in the little bay where a proposed aquatic walkway could damage their habitat. We are negotiating for a widened onshore track instead.

Thursday September 6th, 2018

Community Planting Day Saturday September 15. Come and help plant local native tubestock and restore the degraded area adjacent to Barrenjoey Road and Careel Bay Dog Exercise area.
Meet at corner of Etival St and Barrenjoey Rd Avalon, 8.30am -12.
This is an activity in our Careel Creek Vine Weeds control project.
Tools, gloves, equipment, morning tea and friendly locals supplied.

Further information: please call the Bushland Management Officer on 9970 1363 or 0417 040 945

This project is supported by a Greater Sydney Local Land Services Grant through Pittwater Natural Heritage Association and Northern Beaches Council.
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Community Planting Day Saturday September 15. Come and help plant local native tubestock and restore the degraded area adjacent to Barrenjoey Road and Careel Bay Dog Exercise area.
Meet at corner of Etival St and Barrenjoey Rd Avalon, 8.30am -12. 
This is an activity in our Careel Creek Vine Weeds control project. 
Tools, gloves, equipment, morning tea and friendly locals supplied.

Further information: please call the Bushland Management Officer on 9970 1363 or 0417 040 945

This project is supported by a Greater Sydney Local Land Services Grant through Pittwater Natural Heritage Association and Northern Beaches Council.

 

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Looks great guys 👌🏼👌🏼🌳🌱

Friday August 24th, 2018

More good news is that Katandra Bushland Sanctuary is open again on Sundays in Spring, after the hazard reduction burn around the Yurt, just visible at top. We are taking photos to record the regeneration. Just need some rain to get this going........ ... See MoreSee Less

More good news is that Katandra Bushland Sanctuary is open again on Sundays in Spring, after the hazard reduction burn around the Yurt, just visible at top. We are taking photos to record the regeneration. Just need some rain to get this going........Image attachment

Friday August 24th, 2018

A bit late, but some good news we haven't posted is that the DA for a Seniors Living complex on Bayview Golf Course was refused by the Sydney North Planning Panel. Thanks to NB Council for strong and well-reasoned opposition to this environmentally destructive proposal. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday August 24th, 2018

Rock Orchid now in bloom, as spring is near. It grows on rocks or sides of trees, so it tolerates this dry weather . It has had a name change from Dendrobium speciosum. For more details and meaning of its names see: www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/interns-2003/thelychiton-speciosum.html ... See MoreSee Less

Rock Orchid now in bloom, as spring is near.  It grows on rocks or sides of trees, so it tolerates this dry weather . It has had a name change from Dendrobium speciosum. For more details and meaning of its names see:  https://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/interns-2003/thelychiton-speciosum.html

 

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wow! just beautiful

Mine is about to flower, love it!

Where can I get it?

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