Powerful Owl Family

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Sweet-scented Wattle

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Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh

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Tongue Orchid

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Darwinia

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Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Pittwater Mist

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Sydney Red Gum

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Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh

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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.
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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.

Friday November 9th, 2018

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close up of Snow in Summer

 

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Glorious!!!

Friday November 9th, 2018

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

Snow in Summer is flowering now, November. This spectacular  small native tree is Melaleuca lineariifolia in Warriewood Rd near turnoff to McDonalds. Its 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.

Thursday November 1st, 2018

Avalon Market Day November 18. We'll be back this year, in Dunbar Park.
We'll have our usual surprisingly attractive weed display with weed experts on hand to help you with weed questions. Attractive, in that it attracts a lot of people who rush up recognising weeds they want to know how to get rid of. We're there to help!

We'll have our latest cards with photos of local flora, fauna and scenery. A packet of these makes a good Christmas present. (Reminder: Christmas will be only six weeks away on November 18.) Eastern Yellow Robin on nest is one.
Also information about local birds and animals.

Northern Beaches Council's stall will have free local native plants. This is your chance to get a canopy tree to replace the many lost over recent years to development and old age.

Can you help on our stall for a while? Half an hour or an hour would be wonderful. We'll be setting up early about 7am and gone by 4pm. If you can help, reply to our email: pnhainfo@gmail.com
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Avalon Market Day November 18. Well be back this year, in Dunbar Park.
Well have our usual surprisingly attractive weed display with weed experts on hand to help you with weed questions. Attractive, in that it attracts a lot of people who rush up recognising weeds they want to know how to get rid of. Were there to help!

Well have our latest cards with photos of local flora,  fauna and scenery. A packet of these makes a good Christmas present. (Reminder: Christmas will be only six weeks away on November 18.) Eastern Yellow Robin on nest is one.
Also information about local birds and animals.

Northern Beaches Councils stall will have free local native  plants. This is your chance to get a canopy tree to replace the many lost over recent years to development and old age. 

Can you  help on our stall for a while? Half an hour or an hour would be wonderful. Well be setting up early about 7am and gone by 4pm. If you can help, reply to our email: pnhainfo@gmail.com

Sunday October 28th, 2018

Coastal Headlands Planting Day Sunday November 4.
Tree planting with a view of the ocean at Warriewood!
Meet opposite shops above Warriewood Beach.
Planting is 8.30-12.00 or whatever time you can spare.
Wear long pants and enclosed shoes, bring binoculars in case whales come by.
Morning Tea? Of course.
A Grant to Northern Beaches Council from NSW Environment Trust is helping fund bush regeneration on four coastal headlands from North Narrabeen to North Mona Vale. Photos are of plants on coastal headlands.
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More pics with botanical names please! I love to know more about local plants

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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What a pleasure it is to drive past this restoration on Barrenjoey Road.

Looks fabulous!,

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