Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh

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Bush Stone Curlew

Darwinia

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Pittwater Mist

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Eastern Water Dragon

Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh

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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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Sydney Red Gum

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Fungi

NSW Christmas Bush

Boronia

Tongue Orchid

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Beetle

Drosera spatulata

 

Latest News

Latest News

Friday January 10th, 2020

A cicada on a Sydney Red Gum in Elanora - our new cover photo. What could be more Pittwater in Summer than that? Sorry, no sound effects as well. ... See MoreSee Less

A cicada on a Sydney Red Gum in Elanora - our new cover photo. What could be more Pittwater in Summer than that? Sorry, no sound effects as well.

Tuesday January 7th, 2020

PNHA Activities for 2020 on Fridays and Sundays.Free guided Irrawong Waterfall Track bird and plant walk on Sunday February 23. Book through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/irrawong-waterfall-track-walk-tickets-88610443221?aff=ebdssbdestsearch ... See MoreSee Less

PNHA Activities for 2020 on Fridays and Sundays.Free guided  Irrawong Waterfall Track bird and plant walk on Sunday February 23. Book through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/irrawong-waterfall-track-walk-tickets-88610443221?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Sunday December 29th, 2019

Rough-barked apple Angophora floribunda is our cover photo. There are some beauties in Mona Vale Village Park, near Pittwater Rd. If you're lucky you may still be in time to see these magnificent trees flowering. There are smaller ones on the Park St side as well. ... See MoreSee Less

Rough-barked apple Angophora floribunda is our cover photo. There are some beauties in Mona Vale Village Park, near Pittwater Rd. If youre lucky you may still be in time to see these magnificent trees flowering. There are smaller ones on the Park St side as well.Image attachment

 

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Marita Macrae.....do you have one I could plant ?

Saturday December 21st, 2019

On behalf of Avalon Preservation Association we have just received a very welcome grant of $10 000 for bush regeneration in the bushland of Avalon Golf Course.Over 120 native species, including some unusual ones in the Pittwater area, grow on this land. The project will be managed in partnership with Northern Beaches Council; work will probably start in early February. The grant comes from the Communities Environment Program, through the Federal Electorates. Flannel Flowers and the shrub Jacksonia scoparia, or Dogwood (from its strong odour when burning, not tested by us!!) ... See MoreSee Less

On behalf of Avalon Preservation Association we have just received a very welcome grant of $10 000 for bush regeneration in the bushland of Avalon Golf Course.Over 120 native species, including some unusual ones in the Pittwater area, grow on this land. The project will be managed in partnership with Northern Beaches Council; work will probably start in early February. The grant comes from the Communities Environment Program, through the Federal Electorates. Flannel Flowers and the shrub Jacksonia scoparia, or Dogwood (from its strong odour when burning, not tested by us!!)Image attachment

 

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Congratulations!

Saturday December 21st, 2019

Our latest PNHA Newsletter No 82 is now on line for your enjoyment. NSW Christmas Bush lets us know the time of year! Merry Christmas everyone and all the best for 2020.
pnha.org.au/whatsinside/uploads/2019/12/PNHA-NL-82.pdf
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Our latest PNHA Newsletter No 82 is now on line for your enjoyment. NSW Christmas Bush lets us know the time of year! Merry Christmas everyone and all the best for 2020.
http://pnha.org.au/whatsinside/uploads/2019/12/PNHA-NL-82.pdf

Saturday December 14th, 2019

PNHA has received a grant of $12 215 for bush regeneration on Mona Vale Dunes. This comes from the Federal electorates Communities Environment Program and will pay for contract bush regenerators to tackle more of the awful weeds on the dunes. Work will begin in February 2020. Northern Beaches Council will provide about 800 native plants to speed revegetation of the very degraded site. The grant is very welcome to the volunteers of the Mona Vale Bushcare group who have been planting and weeding on the dunes near the end of Golf Ave since 2005 and seen huge improvements.Yellow area on photo shows where first work will begin. The volunteers have been working north of this area toward Golf Ave. ... See MoreSee Less

PNHA has received a grant of $12 215 for bush regeneration on Mona Vale Dunes. This comes from the Federal electorates Communities Environment Program and will pay for contract bush regenerators to tackle more of the awful weeds on the dunes. Work will begin in February 2020. Northern Beaches Council will provide about 800 native plants to speed revegetation of the very degraded site.  The grant is very welcome to the volunteers of the Mona Vale Bushcare group who have been planting and weeding on the dunes near the end of Golf Ave since 2005 and seen huge improvements.Yellow area on photo shows where first work will begin. The volunteers have been working north of this area toward Golf Ave.

 

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Good work Marita and everyone involved. Glad to see grants are being allocated and how they are being used.

Yay great work PNHA

Anna C Bee

Saturday December 14th, 2019

More about Rough-barked Apple, Angophora floribunda, our cover photo. Photo on left: buds have sepals covering the stamens inside the flower. Photo on right: Scribbly Bark, Eucalyptus haemastoma, has a cap or operculum protecting the unopened flower. It pops off as the stamens unfold. The name Eucalyptus is from the Greek meaning well hidden, referring to the flower being hidden by this cap. Scribbly Gum is also flowering now in December. ... See MoreSee Less

More about Rough-barked Apple, Angophora floribunda, our cover photo. Photo on left: buds have sepals covering the stamens inside the flower. Photo on right: Scribbly Bark, Eucalyptus haemastoma, has  a cap or operculum protecting the unopened flower. It pops off as the stamens unfold. The name Eucalyptus is from the Greek meaning well hidden, referring to the flower being hidden by this cap. Scribbly Gum is also flowering now in December.Image attachment

Saturday December 14th, 2019

Rough-barked Apple, Angophora floribunda, this one near Whale Beach Rd Avalon, flowering in December. Its flowers grow in clusters on the tips of the branchlets, and are very attractive to insects. The dozens of stamens on each flower provide pollen. How many thousands of stamens would be in this photo alone? ... See MoreSee Less

Rough-barked Apple, Angophora floribunda, this one near Whale Beach Rd Avalon, flowering in December. Its flowers grow in clusters on the tips of the branchlets, and are very attractive to insects. The dozens of stamens on each flower provide pollen. How many thousands of stamens would be in this photo alone?
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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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