Sydney Red Gum

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Bush Stone Curlew

Darwinia

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Tongue Orchid

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Boronia

NSW Christmas Bush

Beetle

Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Pittwater Mist

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Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh

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Fungi

Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Drosera spatulata

Powerful Owl Family

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Sweet-scented Wattle

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Eastern Water Dragon

 

Latest News

Latest News

Saturday November 23rd, 2019

Blueberry Ash Elaeocarpus reticulatus flowers every November. The local Sydney colour is white but a pink version is routine on the NSW south coast and can be obtained from nurseries. The enamel blue berries are favourites of Currawongs, despite there being little edible flesh between the blue skin and the large seed, so it forms a major component of their castings. ... See MoreSee Less

Blueberry Ash Elaeocarpus reticulatus flowers every November. The local Sydney colour is white but a pink version is routine on the NSW south coast and can be obtained from nurseries. The enamel blue berries are favourites of Currawongs, despite there being little edible flesh between the blue skin and the large seed, so it forms a major component of their castings.

 

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We have 2 of these in our backyard. Thanks for the information.

The pink tinge is also documented in the local Sydney variety :)

Monday November 18th, 2019

What have you got on next Monday morning? How about: Saving Grevillea caleyi with PNHA's Baha'i Bushcare. Join us for the final morning of bush regeneration for 2019 at the Baha'i Temple on Monday, November 25, starting at 8.30 am. We'll be planting some tubestock as well as our usual weeding.Please meet in the Picnic Shelter on site.
New volunteers welcome - training will be provided.
Wear long trousers, a long sleeved shirt and boots or closed in shoes.
The session will be cancelled in the event of rain.(if only!) For more information contact David Palmer on 0404 171940.
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What have you got on next Monday morning? How about: Saving Grevillea caleyi with PNHAs Bahai Bushcare. Join us for the final morning of bush regeneration for 2019 at the Bahai Temple on Monday, November 25, starting at 8.30 am. Well be planting some tubestock as well as our usual weeding.Please meet in the Picnic Shelter on site.
New volunteers welcome - training will be provided.
Wear long trousers, a long sleeved shirt and boots or closed in shoes.
The session will be cancelled in the event of rain.(if only!)  For more information contact David Palmer on 0404 171940.Image attachmentImage attachment

Monday November 18th, 2019

PNHA Christmas Cards with local trees, flowers, insects, birds, scenery - write your own message. $2.00 each. Contact us on pnhainfo@gmail.com to select from our big range. A few images here: ... See MoreSee Less

Monday November 18th, 2019

At Avalon Market Day chatting to lots of people about our lovely environment and how to keep it that way. ... See MoreSee Less

At Avalon Market Day chatting to lots of people about our lovely environment and how to keep it that way.Image attachmentImage attachment

Thursday November 7th, 2019

Bees polinating lemon flowers. The tiny black ones are natives probably the stingless bee Tetragonula carbonaria, next to a Honeybee. ... See MoreSee Less

Bees polinating lemon flowers. The tiny black ones are natives probably the stingless bee Tetragonula carbonaria, next to a Honeybee.

Friday November 1st, 2019

We'll be at Avalon Market Day on Sunday November 17, in Dunbar Park Avalon. Find out what we've been up to. Our display of weeds and weed information is unique to PNHA - we're there to help you! Our range of $2.00 cards with flora, fauna and local scenery is bigger than ever, great for Christmas. Photos from last year below - weed chat, and cards. ... See MoreSee Less

Well be at Avalon Market Day on Sunday November 17, in Dunbar Park Avalon. Find out what weve been up to. Our display of weeds and weed information is unique to PNHA - were there to help you! Our range of  $2.00 cards with flora, fauna and local scenery is bigger than ever, great for Christmas. Photos from  last year below - weed chat, and cards.Image attachment
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About PNHA

About PNHA

With urbanisation, there are continuing pressures that threaten the beautiful natural environment of Pittwater. 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.


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. It is a member of the Pittwater Community Alliance. Please contact us for further information.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to benefit Pittwater's natural environment go to the Pittwater Environmental Foundation.

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.

Our Charter

Pittwater Natural Heritage Association seeks to raise awareness and provide information and advice to our members on issues such as:

Native Tree Canopy

Identification of trees local to your particular area. What to plant to replace dead or dying trees, and how to care for trees. The characteristic form of the native tree canopy is a major contributor to Pittwater's sense of place.

"Bush Friendly" Gardens

Selecting plants for your garden that will live in harmony with nearby bushland and provide habitat for native animals and birds.

Building and Landscaping

Promoting practices which preserve and protect the visual qualities of the landform, preserve soil stability and prevent erosion of steep slopes and siltation of waterways.

Weed Infestation

Information on noxious and environmental weeds, weed identification and methods of control and eradication.

Living with Wildlife

Maintaining habitat and wildlife corridors for our rich and diverse native fauna. Understanding the impacts of introduced birds and animals and uncontrolled domestic pets.

Keeping our Waterways Healthy

Using and enjoying our waterways and estuaries whilst maintaining appropriate water quality and habitat for aquatic creatures. Caring for the streams, wetlands, saltmarsh and mangrove systems that are an integral part of our waterways.

Rock Platforms, Beaches and Dunes

Protecting and preserving the plant and animal communities on rock platforms. Restoration and regeneration of dune systems and maintenance of their stability.

Act to Preserve and Protect!

If you would like to join us, please fill out the Membership Application Form. Alternatively if you would like to contact us for information on any of our projects, our details are:

Email: pnhainfo@gmail.com

Postal Address
PO Box 187
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

President
Marita Macrae

Other Environmental Organisations

STEP Inc.  
STEP is a community-based environmental organisation with over 400 members from Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby and surrounding suburbs. Their primary aim is to work for the conservation of bushland in northern Sydney.

 

Australian Plants Society NSW
The Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd is made up of members from all walks of life who have a passion to learn about, share, grow and conserve Australian native plants and their habitats. 

 

Northern Beaches Council - Environment
Safeguarding the Northern Beaches unique living environment. 

 

Birdlife Australia
BirdLife Australia is dedicated to creating a bright future for Australia’s birds.

 

Sydney Nature
Find out about the huge variety of native plants and animals across Sydney, the benefits they provide and how you can support native plants and animals in your local area.

 

Sydney Wildlife
As well as caring for sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife, Sydney Wildlife is also involved in educating the community about native wildlife and its habitat.

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