Pittwater Life

Tick-induced allergy - a growing problem

Tick-induced allergy - a growing problem
Julie Cross - Manly Daily

Dr Stephen Ginsborg was quoted to say people  on the northern beaches should be more concerned about ticks than sharks,
“If you live on the northern beaches you are more likely to get a tick bite with dangerous consequences than you are to have a mishap with a shark,”.

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The Science is In - gardening is good for you

The Science is In - gardening is good for you
Chris Williams | The Conversation

As the weather warms and days lengthen, your attention may be turning to that forgotten patch of your backyard. This week we’ve asked our experts to share the science behind gardening. So grab a trowel and your green thumbs, and dig in.

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Why Mozzies Suck

Why Mozzies Suck
University of Sydney / Westmead Hospital

An article from Sydney University and providing useful info on how to best manage them. The following article was complied with information from sources that include; the Department of Medical Entomology, University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital.

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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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