Melaleuca Swamp – ©Jayden Walsh

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Tongue Orchid

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Sweet-scented Wattle

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Powerful Owl Family

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Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Sydney Red Gum

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Darwinia

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Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh

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Pittwater Mist

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Tuesday November 28th, 2017

This huge Brush Turkey mound is in Warriewood Wetlands - the turkey has collected leaf litter from far away and will soon bury the fence. Watch out Jenny! (on our PNHA bird walk). The mystery is - why have these birds become so common so suddenly??? We didn't see them around Pittwater until about 15 years ago. Turkey photo by Neil Fifer ... See MoreSee Less

This huge Brush Turkey mound is in Warriewood Wetlands - the turkey has collected leaf  litter  from far away and will soon bury the fence. Watch out Jenny! (on our PNHA bird walk). The mystery is - why have these birds become so common so suddenly??? We didnt see them around Pittwater until about 15 years ago. Turkey photo by Neil FiferImage attachment

 

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Less foxes

Was at Taronga Zoo on Thursday, they were in plague proportions!

Tuesday November 28th, 2017

Be Alert and very Alarmed. Illegal tree loppers are around. They knock on doors asking if residents would like trees cut down for cash around Avalon, Bilgola Plateau and perhaps elsewhere. Recently their vehicle was a maroon utility truck with a dual cabin. It had Western Australian registration plates 1EIX261. The men appear to be Polynesian. Their business card says M&A Tree Services. They say they are working for the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church and say they are from Enfield. They refuse to give tax invoices and can get quite aggressive about payment. They have been reported cutting Spotted Gums on Council reserves as well as on private land.
If you see them contact the Council immediately: Tree Preservation Officer Rob Clark on 0419974 946, Rangers on 9970 1111. We cannot afford to lose a single tree.
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Be Alert and very Alarmed. Illegal tree loppers are around. They knock on doors asking if residents would like trees cut down for cash  around Avalon, Bilgola Plateau and perhaps elsewhere. Recently their vehicle was a maroon utility truck with a dual cabin.  It had Western Australian registration plates 1EIX261. The men appear to be Polynesian. Their business card says M&A Tree Services. They say they are working for the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church and say they are from Enfield. They refuse to give tax invoices and can get quite aggressive about payment. They have been reported cutting Spotted Gums on Council reserves as well as on private land.
If you see them contact the Council immediately: Tree Preservation Officer Rob Clark on 0419974 946, Rangers on 9970 1111. We cannot afford to lose a single tree.

 

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I think they were the guys chopping down big branches next door to me yesterday- i was walking down my drive to bring bins in; there is high shrubbery blocking my view of next door, & just before i got to my bins on the footpath, a huge, thick tree branch fell next to my bins, knocking them- if i had been seconds further down my driveway, I WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED !!! This huge branch was maybe 30-45cm thick, & it smashed down onto the footpath, & right across Whale Beach rd, blocking it for a short time- no witches hats nor people stopping traffic, but a whole lot of islander gents loudly talking & laughing- very friendly, but no knowledge of safety or how close they had just come to killing me!!! They offered to take my empty bins up my driveway- like this was going to compensate for almost killing me!!! I rang council straight away- dont know the outcome; however, i realise retrospectively that i should have called the police too! Only 5minutes after i had screamed at them how dangerous what they were doing was & that they had a responsibility towards ensuring the safety of walkers & drivers (I was very shocked at my near miss,) they chopped off another smaller but very big branch which also came crashing down across & temporarily completely blocking Whale Beach Road again. Im not certain, but i think it was the same guys on the other side of me today chopping down trees in my other neighbours backyard- they were driving a white hire ute today. Todays tree was on the other side of my neighbours property, & well away from homes & roads except for the home on the property they were 'trimming' branches off the trees from.

Paul Webb

Michelle Marks

Similar group was around Terrey Hills a few years ago. One comes to the door asking if you want your tree or hedge trimmed for a price - cash and then brings his mates from around the corner to help. Big guys.

Those trees are part of an Endangered Ecological Community and there are very heavy fines applicable under the Biodiversity Conservation Act

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Tuesday November 28th, 2017

Ferns + light = magic -- in Warriewood Wetland. ... See MoreSee Less

Ferns + light = magic -- in Warriewood Wetland.Image attachment

Monday November 27th, 2017

PNHA Bird Walk in Warriewood Wetlands yesterday - well - we saw some great birds - Varied Sitellas, Golden Whistlers, Olive-backed Orioles - but serious wetland weeds in flower. Let Northern Beaches Council know they need urgent removal. Red- flowered Cocks-spur Coral Tree, and yellow-flowered Ludwigia peruviana. Both these are pretty but serious weeds and uncontrolled can take over a wetland.
Northern Beaches Council - action now!
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PNHA Bird Walk in Warriewood Wetlands yesterday - well  - we saw some great birds - Varied Sitellas, Golden Whistlers, Olive-backed Orioles - but serious wetland weeds in flower. Let Northern Beaches Council know they need urgent removal. Red- flowered Cocks-spur Coral Tree, and yellow-flowered Ludwigia peruviana. Both these are pretty but serious weeds and uncontrolled can take over a wetland.
Northern Beaches Council  - action now!Image attachmentImage attachment
 

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.

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