NSW Christmas Bush

Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh


Sweet-scented Wattle


Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh



Tongue Orchid


Eastern Water Dragon

Powerful Owl Family



Sydney Red Gum



Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh


Pittwater Mist


Bush Stone Curlew



Drosera spatulata


Latest News

Latest News

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1 week ago

Our AGM, talks and lunch are on Sunday December 5. Bangalley Headland Reserve in Avalon has a big list of native flora and fauna species. Jayden Walsh, ecologist, and Sally Alldis, bush regenerator, ... See more

1 week ago

Dwarf Apple Gum, Angophora hispida. Hispida means hairy - you can see why on these buds. Lots of these now in November on our favourite Chiltern Trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase NP at Ingleside. Insects ... See more

1 week ago

Our local native orchid Cymbidium suave is flowering now on land in Ingleside that was proposed to be cleared for housing. Just one of Ingleside's many bush treasures. The flowers are tiny, about ... See more

1 week ago

Really EXCITING news!!! The Smut disease that affects Trad, that awful weed, is really taking off along the track to the Irrawong waterfall. We planted some infected stems there in October last year, ... See more

1 month ago

Wild Pollinator Count November 14-21. Besides Honey Bees, what wild insects are pollinating your flowers at home or out in the bush? The Wild Pollinator Count gives you an opportunity to contribute ... See more

1 month ago

Pittwater Nature#8 is now online: http://pnha.org.au/whatsinside/uploads/2021/10/Issue-8-Pittwater-Nature.pdf
Safe Rodentbaits, Giant (harmless) Mozzie, Topknot Pigeons and more. Beach Spinifex is in ... See more

1 month ago

Help save Australia's frogs
Thousands of sick and dead frogs continue to be reported across eastern Australia. Join the Australian Museum’s Amphibian & Reptile Curator, Dr Jodi Rowley for an update ... See more

1 month ago

Honey Bees and Native Bees - Community Webinars
The Coastal Environment Centre’s next free online webinars will be on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm - register now by emailing ... See more

1 month ago

What about cats and wildlife? Pause/Paws for thought! Here's Wendy Frew's latest interview in her The Coast ... See more

1 month ago

Good News! Katandra Bushland Sanctuary is now open each Sunday in October, 10-4pm. It's at Ingleside, off Lane Cove Rd. Entry by donation. Covid health rules apply. ... See more


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.

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

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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