Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh

...

Tongue Orchid

...

Pittwater Mist

...

Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh

...

Darwinia

...

Sydney Red Gum

...

Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh

...

Powerful Owl Family

...

Melaleuca Swamp – ©Jayden Walsh

...

Sweet-scented Wattle

...
 

Latest Facebook Posts

Friday October 13th, 2017

Guess what makes a spotty trail like this? Give up?
OK, a native Red Triangle Slug. Its file-like tongue scrapes up algae as it creeps along, in this case on a roof on Bilgola Plateau. It has been found eating mould in a bathroom (not ours!).
The introduced Leopard Slug has spread around the world from Europe and is a garden pest, feeding by night on lettuce, orchid flowers and so on. The slug in the hand and the other caught by torchlight on an orchid are both babies. Adults are 10-20cm long with weird mating habits. For Leopard Slug facts see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limax_maximus
... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday October 10th, 2017

In a drought, a lot of plants lose their leaves trying to stop drying out. A gutter full of leaves will be a problem when it rains again, if ever! A sudden storm will flush the leaves down the drains, clogging them, or sending a lot to sea or Pittwater. How about raking your gutter to collect that free mulch? Do it when the usual parked cars have gone..... ... See MoreSee Less

In a drought, a lot of plants lose their leaves trying to stop drying out. A gutter full of leaves will be a problem when it rains again, if ever! A sudden storm will flush the leaves down the drains, clogging them, or sending a lot to sea or Pittwater. How about raking your gutter to collect that free mulch? Do it when the usual parked cars have gone.....

 

Comment on Facebook

Such leaf litter tends to become resinous, water-repellent mulch for me. I put it in the greens bin, I hope the professional landscapers can break it down better than I can.

Tuesday October 10th, 2017

The weedy shrub Small-leafed Privet is now in flower. Its scent can cause allergies in some people. Millions of seeds follow the flowers, so if you can, cut off all the flowers before seed sets. ... See MoreSee Less

The weedy shrub Small-leafed Privet is now in flower. Its scent can cause allergies in some people. Millions of seeds follow the flowers, so if you can, cut off all the flowers before seed sets.

 

Comment on Facebook

Oh no, not that time of the year again

If Pittwater council now NBC would control its weeds....

 

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
Powered by Nirvana & WordPress.