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Is that a possum in your handbag?

Is that a possum in your handbag?
Sarah Swain, Manly Daily

ONE takes possums to the hairdresser in her handbag and another drove for seven hours to save dying bats. One jumps into her car at all hours of the day or night to answer calls for help via Facebook.

And without this army of dedicated volunteers, the wildlife of Sydney’s northern beaches would have nobody to turn to when becoming injured, sick, or lost.

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See what you've been missing

See what you've been missing
Wildlife 'After Dark Program'

The ‘After Dark’ wildlife camera program is offering local residents and weekenders the chance to see what happens in their backyards at night using an infra-red motion detecting camera.

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A Third of the World’s Population Can’t See Stars at Night

A Third of the World’s Population Can’t See Stars at Night
Laura Goldman | Precis Wayne Lazarides

Unlike our grandparents, who could look up at the night sky and see the Milky Way, today one-third of the world’s population can’t see stars because of light pollution. The western Foreshores is a unique environment, perhaps we should consider how we can better support the nocturnal environment.

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News from the Nesting Box

News from the Nesting Box
Lesley Stevens

"They ran up our arms, scurried over necks, clambered from shoulder to shoulder, and buried their long tongues into Banksia brushes to extract the nectar...."

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'Underwater forests' to be restored

'Underwater forests' to be restored
Nicole Chettle | ABC News

A program to reintroduce crayweed forests to waters off Sydney's most famous beaches will now cover 16 locations, as part of a plan to rejuvenate the underwater eco-systems there.

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West Head Battery Remembered

West Head Battery Remembered
A Compilation from Pittwater Online News, Peter Dunn and NSW National Parks

In 1941 a group of young men were sent to West Head overlooking the mouth of Broken Bay and Pittwater to install two seven inch naval guns to protect this part of the coast from invasion by enemy forces during the WWII.

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Ausgrid Electricity Cable Planned for Late 2016

Ausgrid Electricity Cable Planned for Late 2016
Ausgrid

Ausgrid is planning works on the electricity distribution network to Scotland Island and the Western Foreshores of Pittwater to improve reliability of the Local power supply. This follows extended outages in December 2013 and February 2015.

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BUSH COLLECTIVE - State of our Environment 2015

BUSH COLLECTIVE - State of our Environment 2015
Lesley Stevens

In 2015 the four bushcare groups working on and around the lower Western Shores of Pittwater decided to form a Bush Collective. The aim was to work together to share information, provide support and combine resources to ensure the best possible environmental future for our area. This ‘State of the Environment ‘ report for 2015 is a result of that commitment.

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Sustainability Of Pittwater Estuary

Sustainability Of Pittwater Estuary
Office of Rob Stokes

“For the first time an extensive threat and risk assessment has been undertaken and our community is now being asked to have our say on the future of commercial netting and the best ways forward.

“Community feedback will help inform further evaluation of the management responses and final recommendations to the NSW Government later this year.

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Why you should stop feeding native birds

Why you should stop feeding native birds
ABC News | Justin Huntsdale

By welcoming king parrots, rosellas or lorikeets to your house for feeding, you are serving up a diet of junk food, and reducing their ability to forage for food, authorities warn.

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