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…

July 13, 2021

Backyard bounty

Would you like some nutritious greens with your morning poached egg? Some pesto to put on pasta? To make delicious,…

June 13, 2021

Solar panels a driving force

Governments and car manufacturers are investing hundreds of billions of dollars on electric vehicles. But while the electric transport revolution…