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…

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…