October 14, 2021

Rat poison fells Powerful Owls

Dr  Holly Parsons, urban bird program manager at national conservation organisation BirdLife, reports on a study of rodenticides threating the…

October 13, 2021

Waratah watch

One of the great joys of early spring is walking along the Elvina Track and seeing splashes of brilliant red…

September 13, 2021

Snakes alive!

It is the time of year when sightings of snakes in the Pittwater area become more regular as temperatures rise….

August 14, 2021

Good riddance

It goes by quite a few names. Ground asparagus. Asparagus fern. Basket fern, Sprengeri’s fern, bush asparagus, emerald asparagus, Sprengeri…

August 14, 2021

What lies beneath

A piano. Yes. A piano. Not playable now, of course, as its demise happened quite a few years ago, but…

May 7, 2021

Australia’s tiniest mammals

Australia has a rich diversity of mammals, with around 320 native, land-based species, 87% of which are found here and…

April 6, 2021

Our precious place

This habitat typical on the south-facing slopes of the Western Foreshores is favoured by powerful owls for daytime roosting. Image…

April 29, 2020

Pittwaters Noxious Weeds

With so many wanting to be outdoors instead of indoors, and then wondering what to do to ‘keep moving’ while…