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Scotland Island Floating Landcare

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Dragonfly Environmental as part of the Scotland Island Floating Landcare activity Friday 25th October.

A great group of people already registered – if you want to know more about this day or upcoming events call the office 02 9918 4486 or email rebecca@dfe.net.au

What’s involved:

Meeting place and time

8:40 am Church Point Ferry Wharf.  It is a public ferry and it leaves at 8:55am so please be early.

How to get to the meeting point:

Drive to Church Point along Old Pittwater Rd (coming from the south) or along McCarrs Creek Rd (if coming from the north).

There is a car park at Church Point (Church Point Reserve). $3/hr pay with card or coin.  (finish 2:30pm).  Alternatively there may be some free parking along McCarrs Creek Rd or Eastview St however it will require a walk back to the Church Point Wharf and some time to do this.

Meeting place and time (for those meeting us on the Island)

9.10 am meet at Catherine Park –  please to help us with some of the equipment for the day.  Many hands do make light work.

Weather

Please be prepared for both hot or cold weather. If the weather looks really wet in the morning and you are unsure if the day will proceed or if an emergency comes up and you can no longer make it please give me (Vanessa) a ring from 7am on the Friday morning 0432 874 021.

What to wear/bring

Please bring a full water bottle in a daypack with anything else you need (rain jacket). We may walk between sites and from the boat drop off to the site so best to have your personal belongings in a small day pack to leave your hands free to help carry any of the shared equipment that also comes along.

It is ESSENTIAL to wear enclosed shoes, long trousers, long sleeve shirt, hat, sunglasses, and suncream, gloves will be provided but if you want to wear your own please make sure they are leather gardening gloves.  All tools are provided.

Catering

Lunch and morning tea will be provided.  We have catered for a mix of vegos and meat eaters.  If you have any other special dietary requirements please let me know ASAP.

Toilets available 

There is a toilet near Catherine Park that will be available for us.

All going well after a fun day out we should be back at the Tennis Court Jetty by 1:30pm and the boat will return to Cottage Point by 2:10pm

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White Ibis Community Survey

Dear PNHA Members and Friends,

The White Ibis Survey is on again.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting its annual White Ibis survey to get a better understanding of the distribution and abundance of this bird in NSW.

This year we are requesting participation from across Australia.

The survey has been running since 2003 and the information collected has assisted considerably with our knowledge of these distinctive birds. Increasingly, Ibis are moving into our urban environments bringing them into conflict with humans e.g. affecting aircraft safety, water quality and biodiversity.

To participate simply report the number of Ibis you see via the below website. Reports within a week of the 20th are accepted. Additional information such as breeding, the number of nests or wingtags (pictured above) is greatly appreciated.

Go to this link:


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Frogging Night November 1

Dear PNHA Members and Friends,

 

Here is an invitation from Pittwater Council:

Pittwater Council Frog Watch Night November 1!

Frogs are some of our most secretive creatures but also some of most sensitive water creatures. Come and lean more about our local frogs and how important they are for telling us how healthy our creeks and wetlands are.

Come to the CEC for a short information session with local frog expert Dr Arthur White and then go for a frog watching adventure in the Wetlands. We will use spotlights and listening to frog calls to identify our local froggy friends.

It’s a great adventure for all of the family. Children must be over 8 and accompanied by an adult.

This is a fantastic free activity!

Bring a torch, a headlamp and walking shoes.

Bookings are essential!

Online:www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cec

In person: Coastal Environment Centre, Lake Park Rd, Nth Narrabeen

Phone: 1300 000 CEC (232)

http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/all_events/animals/frogging_night

 

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Dragonfly Environmental team constructing habitat for Green and Golden Bell Frogs at Cronulla Sydney

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Pittwater Natural Heritage Association


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Sunday 23 June at 8am

Hi all,

It seems ages since our last outing.

We hope you can join us for our next Pittwater Natural Heritage Association bird walk:

Sunday 23 June at 8am

Birdwatching & monitoring, Warriewood Wetlands: Winter Birds

Swamp Mahoganies will be in flower attracting many honeyeaters and different species of lorikeets

Meet: 8am at Katoa Close off Garden St Narrabeen. Ends 11am.

Bring: Binoculars, water, morning tea.

To Book: Reply to this email. (pnhabirdwatching@gmail.com)

P: Kerry Smith 9944 6271 0402 605 721

Hope to see you then.

Regards,

Kerry

Kerry Smith on behalf of PNHA Committee

Pittwater Natural Heritage Association