Our very first newsletter!

October 1994



















Spring 2007 Issue 44

  • A win for Newport Littoral RainforestOspreys breeding near Sport and Rec Centre, Narrabeen Lagoon
  • Birding Essentials course
  • Blue Wren Wurvey
  • Brush Turkeys
  • Plateau Park Bushcare
  • Waratahs
  • Duffys Forest endangered ecological community
  • Wallaby Fence

Winter 2007 Issue 43

  • Careel Bay Marina Amended DA
  • Ingleside Land added to National Park
  • Climate Action Pittwater
  • What’s happening to reduce roadkills?
  • Two endangered ecological communities in Pittwater: Littoral Rainforest & Coastal Shale Heath

Autumn 2007 Issue 42

  • Proposed Ingleside Land Release
  • Protecting Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment
  • Ingleside Landcare Group
  • Dogs and Cats in Warriewood Wetland
  • Birdwatching – a new site
  • Congratulations: Lyn Illingsworth Pittwater Bushcare Volunteer of the Year


Spring 2006 Issue 41

  • Gazania – Environmental Weed
  • Bush Stone-curlews at Careel Bay
  • Landscaping in Pittwater
  • Closure of our Public Gift Fund
  • 775 Tubestock planted at Mona at Vale Dunes
  • Warriewood Escarpment update
  • Mistletoes in Pittwater
  • Broadleafed/Braziliian Pepper in Newport
  • Vale: Cheryl Bate

Autumn 2006 Issue 40

Inside this issue: Balsam Beast – an amazing katydid; Coral
Tree (Erythrina cristagalli) now a noxious weed in Pittwater.

PNHA update: Rabbits in Pittwater continued from last issue; Myna
Magnet Traps continued; DA for subdivision of 62 and 85 Hillside Rd Newport

PNHA public gift fund – the future. General meeting to be held on April
5th at the CEC, Lake Park Rd, Narrabeen at 7.30pm, to consider future
of this fund.

2005 and Before

Spring 2005 Issue 39

Inside this issue: AGM 2005;Coastal Environment Centre –
looking ahead; Rabbits in Pittwater; Birds
in Backyards website
; Landscaping in Pittwater – can’t
our Council lead by example?; Indian Myna traps on the way; Award for
Scotland Island Erosion Prevention Project; Good news stories.

Autumn 2004 Issue 35

Inside this issue: Save the escarpment; Native bees;
Tawney Frogmouth – a protective parent; Careel Bay – birds and dogs; Caulerpa
taxifolia at Palm Beach; Proposed trailer-boat ramp at Careel Bay

PNHA update: New Council; Asparagus Out prize winners; DA
for lot subdivision at 62 and 85 Hillside Rd deferred; Pittwater Council
portfolio committees; Rotary 2004 Environment Award, Grant funded projects

September 2003 Issue 33

Inside this issue: Future of bush regeneration at Brown Bay;
Brush Turkeys; Living with a Brush Turkey; Trees and wind; Cockatoos in
Pittwater; What’s that yellow bird

PNHA update: Warriewood escarpment, PNHA membership changes, PNHA
Annual General Meeting; Bush dance on June 21; Grant funded on-ground
projects; DA for 62 & 65 Hillside Rd, Avalon; Annual photo competition;
Avalon’s African Olives; What’s coming up; What’s in flower.

April 2003 Issue 32

Inside this issue: Caterpillar – a pet, not a pest; What’s
happening at Barrenjoey?; Noisy Miners and Birds in Backyards; Birds-
their habits and skills, Asparagus Fern Out campaign; The Suburbanites
and their Lawns/

PNHA update: Dogs and shorebirds at Careel Bay; Landscaping and
use of local native plants in Pittwater; Use of donations for koala habitat
restoration in Toongari Reserve; Winnererremy Bay; Currawong Beach; Cleanup
Australia Day at Warriewood Wetland March 2nd; Letters of Support; Use
of boaardwalk tracks in Warriewood Wetland; Careel Bay boat shed redevelopment
and proposed marina; Warriewood Escarpment; Grant funded on-ground projects,
What’s coming up; What’s in flower.

December 2002 Issue 31

Inside this issue: Birdwatching in the Wetlands; Water
conservation; Along the Careel Bay Tideline; Squirrel Glider found in
Avalon; Nestboxes for natives

PNHA update: AGM September 8th; Cargo handling facility at Winnererremy
Bay; Grants in progress; Restoring Barrenjoey Dunes – Governor Phillip
Park; Restoring Newport Clay Heath; Palmgrove Park Bush Regeneration;
Habitat Gardens; Warriewood Escarpment; Toongarie Reserve; Avalon and
Newport Market Days.

July 2002 Issue 30

Inside this issue: Birds in Backyards; Bio-control Program
for Weeds; PNHA Bird Watchers; Environmental Volunteer of the Year Award
2002; PNHA Activities; Free Plants for Your Property; High School Photo
Competition; Coastcare Grants for Pittwater;

PNHA update: Coastcare grants; Newport Heath; Restoring Barrenjoey
Dunes; Grant Writing; Toongari Koala Habitat; Warriewood Escarpment update
on Land Swap; Reprot on Palmgrove Park excursion; PNHA Insurance; The
Blind Snake

April 2002 Issue 29

Inside this issue: Blue Tongue Lizard-Backyard Survivor; Birdwatching;
After the Fires; Lion Island Gets a Grant; Asthma Weed; Finding Out About
Insects; IYV Small Equipment Grants;

PNHA update: Wentworth Estate; Development in Careel Bay; Restoring
Barrenjoey Dunes; NHT Grants; Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign; Ingleside
Escarpment Land Aquisition;

December 2001 Issue 28

Inside this issue: FIRE! Bangalley Burns; Whales of
Pittwater; Toongari Appeal: Koala Habitat Enhancement; Late Breaking News
– Escarpment is Saved!; Biocontrol for Bitou Bush; Natural Resources Manager;
Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) Turns Ten;

PNHA update: Avalon Market Day; Palmgrove Park; IVY Small Equipment
Grant; IVY Volunteer Grant; Escarpment to Beach; Careel Bay; Habitat Garden
Prize; PNHA Christmas Presents; Attunga Heath Pile Burn; PNHA 2002 Calendar;
Native Plant Propagation Workshop;

September 2001 Issue 27

Inside this issue: Track from Bangalley to Careel Head; Crested
Hawk; Urban Wildlife – more than meets the eye; How to live energy smart;
Noxious weeds / habitat conference; PNHA activities for 2001; Cities for
Climate Protection Program ; National Tree Day

PNHA update: Annual General Meeting; International Year of Volunteers;
Avalon Dunes 11th Anniversary Field Day, Palmgrove Park; Newport Heath;
Public gift fund; Submissions on Pasadena development; Submission on Draft
Plan of Management for Hitchcock Park; Submission on Wentworth Estate;
Goodby to Diane, Wildlife Workshop

June 2001 Issue 26

Inside this issue: The Heath Monitor; Vandals in the bush?;
Frog rescue; Moth vines and native bees; Wooden boats and spotted gums;
PNHA now a deductible gift recipient;

PNHA update: Elanora Country Club; Grants – Coastcare grant to Palmgrove
Park; Attunga Reserve – Newport Heath; International Year of Volunteers
Grant; Bushcare course fee subsidy; Mackeral Beach to West Head walk report;
Annual photo competition; Avalon Dunes 11th anniversary; Grey-Headed Flying

March 2001 Issue 25

Inside this issue: Southern Brown Bandicoot; Grey Headed
Flying Fox; Attunga heathland; Native bees; PNHA Activities for 2001;
Things to do and things to learn;

PNHA update: Attunga Reserve Newport Heath Bush Regeneration;
Submission on the DA for 86 and 88 Binburra Road, Avalon; Palmgrove and
Dunes Coastcare grants; Grant for Attunga Reserve; Update on Warriewwod/Ingleside
Escarpment; New PNHA merchandise; 85 Hillside Road, Newport, Wentworth
Estate; Weed Information Service;

October 2000 Issue 23

Inside this issue: Life on a sandy beach; Dragons at
Pittwater, Caring for possums; Little penguins in Pittwater;.

PNHA update: Objections to DA at 85 Hillside Rd; Deductible
gift recipient status, Constitution, AGM report, PNHA expedition to North
Avalon Head, Land swap, Warriewood Ingleside Escarpment Committee, Wildlife
road kills.

August 2000 Issue 22

Inside this issue: Evironment levy approved; Topknot
pigeons, Crested pigeons, Indian turtledoves and Rock pigeons; Introducing
‘Garden Plants under the Spotlight’; Avalon Dunes; Northern Beaches Community
Landcare; PNHA Annual General Meeting; Bushcare officer position extended;
New bushcare groups – Careel Head and Stapleton Park; North Avalon headland

PNHA update: Attunga Road Reserve Grant; Sydney Northern
Beaches CMC; New PNHA Committee; Pittwater Escarpment Committee; Photo

April 2000 Issue 21

Inside this issue: Pittwater Escarpment Committee, poetry,
letter campaign, fauna gardens, the eyes have it, Careel Head, photo exhibit,
caterpillar food, can you help?, gift ideas, levy letter.

PNHA update: Warriewood Escarpment Meeting; Membership
of Nature Conservation Council; Barrenjoey Bush Regeneration; Winnererremy
Bay Masterplan; Bushcare Officer; Grants;

January 2000 Issue 20

Inside this issue: Warriewood Escarment subdivision threat;
Earth Alive; Bushcare Officer for Pittwater Council; Salt Pan Cove Bush
Regeneration; What’s that rough barked tree?; Guinea Flowers – native
plants for the garden; Fox control in Pittwater; Barrenjoey Head bush
regeneration; PNHA activities

PNHA update: Grants in progress; Market days.

October 1999 Issue 19

Inside this issue: Kookaburras – a model of conflict
and cooperation; Kingfishers; Worried about ticks?; PNHA annual general
meeting; Walkaround Barrenjoey; Spotlighting for Squirrel Gliders; Fungi
map of Australia; Please don’t feed the birds; Gowing Estate subdivision.

PNHA update: Wentworth Estate; Submissions / letters
to Pittwater Council; Grants applied for; Grants in progress;

July 1999 Issue 18

Inside this issue: Do Koalas exist in Pittwater?; World
Environment Day, Burrawang – living fossil plant; Catching birds on the
Web; Indian Mynas.

PNHA update: Wentworth estate, Hamilton estate, Newport
fauna corridor enhancement, Progress of Grants; Enviropack, Currawong

March 1999 Issue 17

Inside this issue: Newport street tree and habitat enhancement
program; Spotted Gums of Pittwater; Ticks and Lyme disease; Katandra sanctuary
fauna study; Spotlighting for Squirrel Gliders; Orb weaving spiders –
a bumper year?; Camphor Laurels; PNHA activities for 1999;

PNHA update: AGM; Avalon Market Day, Newport Market Day,
Enviropack; New Grants;

November 1998 Issue 16

Inside this issue: Things that go squawk in the night;
RUFAS ( Regional Urban Feral Animal Strategy ); Atlas of Australian birds;
Yellow fish road program; Project SAFE in Pittwater; Scholarships for
Bushies; From the crown to the sea – Newport Bushlink; Bush regeneration
on Barrenjoey headland; New volunteer group – Trafalgar park; Warriewood
beach bushcare; Bushcare training workshops;

PNHA Update: Weed herbarium; companion animals act;Weedbuster’s
week, TAFE site Mona Vale.

July 1998 Issue 15

Inside this issue: The bird, the mistletoe, the banksia
and the butterfly; Good news column; Pittwater’s threatened fauna; Dunecare
conference; Bushcare course; Rats and cats; Book review – The Garden Jungle;
Caring for our native wildlife – lorikeets and eastern rosellas; Local
native plants and where you can get them; Fancy a ramble…?; Plant a

PNHA update: Launch of the Enviropack; Preservation of
Pittwater’s Natural Heritage; Environmental Levy Update; Grants Update;

April 1998 Issue 14

Inside this issue: Draft Plan of Management for Careel
Bay; Ingleside Landcare Group; New weeds information service; Lawn turns
to bush; The bad news – Ludwigia peruviana; PNHA’s new president; Toongarie
– a Swamp Mahogony Forest remnant in Avalon; Newport Bushlink and Sydney
Water strike up a friendship; Local native plant nurseries

PNHA update: Coastcare grants received; SNSBCMC small
project grants; AGM and Christmas Party – December 2nd; Tree planting
in fauna corridors; Newport Market Day; Urban Bushland Management Advisory
Committee; Bushcare volunteer coordinator; Fauna display material; Draft
Urban Bushland Inventory & Action Plan

November 1997 Issue 13

Inside this issue: The importance of wetlands; Pittwater
council gets tough on weeds; A lawn of native grass? Newport Bushlink;
Koels, Wattlebirds adn the suburban way of gardening; What to do with
an injured bird.

PNHA update: Bayview Woods, Grants; Enviropack; Coastal
heath, Newport; Avalon Market day, Tree planting and wildlife corridors,
Sally Fisher and Cicada Glen bush plants;

September 1997 Issue 12

Inside this issue: Pittwater’s native Gymnosperms; Pittwater
Council takes on noxious weeds; More about tree hollows; Pittwater’s clay
headands; Weed look-alikes; Snails of the Peninsula; Foxes – baiting with
1080 on West Head; Trees! trees! trees!

PNHA update: Bayview Woods; Hamilton Estate, Proposal
to Lease Drainage Reserve next to Number 37 Bynya Road; Grants in Progress;
Governor Phillip Park; Bungan Beach and Headland Reserve Plan of Management;
Animal Welfare Advisory Committee; Bushland Management Advisory Committee;
Coastal Heath opposite Eric Green Reserve in Newport; Avalon Arbor Day
August 17; Weedbuster Week October 12-19, Variegated Fairy Wrens in Pittwater;

June 1997 Issue 11

Inside this issue: Dead trees and hollow branches; Ingleside
Lancare group; Spotted pardelote – foliage gleaners of the treetops; Some
more reptiles of Pittwater; Plant a small tree; Weed profile – Acacia
saligna; Seagrasses – marine flowering plants of estuaries; PNHA Activities;

PNHA update: Development Application for Gowing Estate
Ingleside; DA for Bayview Woods; Grant Applications; Farewell Mark Williams;

February 1997 Issue 10

Inside this issue: Working in the Warriewood Wetlands;
Conservation of Warriewood escarpment; Some reptiles of Pittwater; Weeds
as habitat; Environews; PNHA events and activities; Weed of the season
– Asparagus fern; Native plant profile – some local banksias.

PNHA update: Encroachments Campaign; RTA Land – Barrenjoey
Road; Bat Excursion and AGM; PNHA’s Northern Pittwater Environment Exploration

October 1996 Issue 9

Inside this issue: Squirrel Glider population gets protection;
Identifying and naming insects; Insect posters; Bushland Management Advisory
Committee; Venturer Park, Elanora; Frogs – how to keep frogs;

PNHA update: Winnererremy Bay; RTA land – Barrenjoey
Road, Newport, Encroachments, Enviropack, Squirrel Gliders, Coastcare

August 1996 Issue 8

Inside this issue: Stormwater and catchments; Wetlands;
Weed profile – when is a native not a native: Acacia saligna gets the
chop in the Bilgola Bends; Grants.

PNHA update: New council staffing structure; Hamilton
Estate, Bilgola Bends; Winnerermy Bay, Dewrang Reserve, Mona Vale TAFE
site bushland, Companion animals Green Paper submission, Optus cable roll

May 1996 Issue 7

Inside this issue: Where is Environment branch?; Development
proposal for 50 Cabbage Tree Rd, Bayview; Pampas Grass – be a Pampas buster;
Weeds, weeds, weeds, weeds; Total catchment management; Spider land at
night; Ingleside Landcare group; Bushland Management Advisory Committee

February 1996 Issue 6

Inside this issue: Gross pollutant trap for Careel Creek;
Revegetation of Avalon Dunes; Spine-tailed Swifts; Native plant profile
– Common Acronychia (Acronychia oblongifolia); Update on Newport Bushlink
porject; Spiderland at night; Proposed development of the Hamilton Estate;
Conservation on the rocks;

PNHA update: Pittwater hosts conservation group, Bushland
Management Advisory Committee

October 1995 Issue 5

Inside this issue: Native plants; What are those very
loud squaking bird calls?; Native plant profile – Basket Grass (Oplismenus);
Careel Bay funding and the Bush Stone-Curlew; 1st Annual General Meeting
– President’s report; PNHA Financial statement; PNHA survey report; Council

July 1995 Issue 4

Inside this issue: Warriewood/Ingleside land release;
Council elections; Winter wildlife in Pittwater; The local butterflies
of Pittwater; Maintaining native plants; PNHA survey; PNHA brochure; The
Porters Mob; Ruskin Rowe; How can I ever get rid of Asparagus Fern?;

PNHA update: Proposed relocation of the Bungan Beach
surfclub building, Close of McKay Rd, Palm Beach; Hamilton Estate, Bilgola
Bends; Winnereremmy Bay; Ingleside bird walk;

April 1995 Issue 3

Inside this issue: Tawny frogmouths – a report from WIRES;
Environmental weeds; TCM Enhancement funds; Careel Bay – a plan for conservation
and rehabilitation.

PNHA update: Proposed subdivision of the Gowing Estate
on Mona Vale Rd, Ingleside, Building application for Nullaburra Rd, Newport,
Subdivision in Alexandra Crescent, Bayview, Mona Vale TAFE site;

December 1994 Issue 2

Inside this issue: PNHA general meeting; committee members,
sub-committees, membership; Foxes, weeds and watertanks; Urban bushland
and weeds – why worry?; Improvements and restoration for Bungan Beach;
Avalon market day; Bush regeneration site profile – Browns Bay, Church
Point; Sub-division on Ingleside Escarpment; Our Coast program 1994 –
Coastal Environment Centre; Calendar of PNHA events; Bushlink Inc grant;
Narrrabeen Lagoon and the sand dredging issue.

October 1994 Issue 1

Inside this issue: Welcome to the first edition; Natural
heritage – what is it?; Pittwater Natural Heritage Association aims; Bush
regen site profile – Browns Bay, Church Point; Wildlife corridors; Irrawong
grant; Rock platforms / intertidal zone; Be aware of those ticks!; Mona
Vale TAFE site update.

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