Pittwater Mist

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Powerful Owl Family

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Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh

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Sydney Red Gum

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Eastern Water Dragon

Darwinia

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Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Sweet-scented Wattle

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Fungi

Beetle

Boronia

Drosera spatulata

Bush Stone Curlew

Tongue Orchid

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Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh

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NSW Christmas Bush

 

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Come on a trip with PNHA along the West Head Road to learn about the proposed Ku-ring-gai Georegion. DATE: Sunday April 28 9.30-12 noon. Over morning tea (provided!) in the Resolute Picnic Area parking area our guides Bob Conroy and Peter Mitchell will explain why the Georegion is proposed, to cover an area from Long Reef to Hornsby Plateau and Hawkesbury River. Then we will visit several sites along the West Head road looking the landscapes, flora and fauna, geology and indigenous sites, returning to the parking area about midday. To RSVP and more info email pnhainfo@gmail.com with your mob number please. For more about the proposal Google: Ku-ring-Gai-Georegion #geology #AboriginalArt #bushland #flora #pittwater #westheadlookout #HawkesburyRiver #australianbirds #wildflowers #kuringgaichasenationalpark #kuringgaigeoregion ... See MoreSee Less

Come on a trip with PNHA along the West Head Road to learn about the proposed Ku-ring-gai Georegion. DATE: Sunday April 28 9.30-12 noon. Over morning tea (provided!) in the Resolute Picnic Area parking area our guides Bob Conroy and Peter Mitchell will explain why the Georegion is proposed, to cover an area from Long Reef to Hornsby Plateau and Hawkesbury River. Then we will visit several sites along the West Head road looking the landscapes, flora and fauna, geology and indigenous sites, returning to the parking area about midday. To RSVP and more info email pnhainfo@gmail.com with your mob number please. For more about the proposal Google: Ku-ring-Gai-Georegion #geology #aboriginalart #bushland #flora #pittwater #westheadlookout #hawkesburyriver #australianbirds #wildflowers #kuringgaichasenationalpark #kuringgaigeoregionImage attachment

Guided stroll along Mullet Creek North Narrabeen learning about birds and plants. Meet 8.30 Sunday March 24 corner Irrawong Rd and Epworth Place. This lyrebird met us here once on a bushcare day. Listen for Lewins Honeyeater. Maidenhair ferns, insectivorous plants, towering Coachwoods. Bring binoculars. #nature #birdwatching #pittwater #native plants #outinnature #bushwalk ... See MoreSee Less

Guided stroll along Mullet Creek North Narrabeen learning about birds and plants. Meet 8.30 Sunday March 24 corner Irrawong Rd and Epworth Place. This lyrebird met us here once on a bushcare day. Listen for Lewins Honeyeater. Maidenhair ferns, insectivorous plants, towering Coachwoods. Bring binoculars. #nature #birdwatching #pittwater #native plants  #outinnature #bushwalk

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Save the Date! Northern Beaches Climate Action Network (NBCAN) Soapbox at the Coastal Environment Centre on Sunday March 17. The meeting is a fun, informal, annual event at which anyone from the audience can speak for two minutes.
Pittwater Natural Heritage Association will speak and have an information stand to help you with weed problems, and of course our famous PNHA cards. So come along and say hello. Bring a picnic if you want to, or just look and listen. You may even want to speak.

Time: 12.30pm on Sunday 17 March 2024
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Save the Date! Northern Beaches Climate Action Network (NBCAN) Soapbox at the Coastal Environment Centre on Sunday March 17.  The meeting is a fun, informal, annual event at which anyone from the audience can speak for two minutes. 
Pittwater Natural Heritage Association will speak and have an  information stand to help you with weed problems, and of course our famous PNHA cards. So come along and say hello. Bring a picnic if you want to, or just look and listen. You may even want to speak.

Time: 12.30pm on Sunday 17 March 2024

Wondering about our cover photo? Maidenhair and other ferns grow on the damp cliffs near the Irrawong Waterfall. Also insectivorous Sundews and the ancient Whiskfern, Psilotum nudum. Join our guided walk to the waterfall through wonderful bush and birds. Sunday March 24 8.30 at the end of Irrawong Rd North Narrabeen. RSVP to pnhainfo@gmail.com with your mob number please. Wear enclosed shoes. ... See MoreSee Less

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About PNHA

PNHA's Conservation Zones Review Submission

PNHA's Conservation Zones Review submission

Submissions closing date:  December 2 2022

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

President
Marita Macrae

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