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CANCELLED Hazelbrook Walk and Talk – Gloria Park

This event has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns. We look forward to hosting this event at a future date.

Sunday, 24 May, 2020 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

Free

Come and learn about the bushland in Hazelbrook. This series of walk and talks will have a small amount of weeding with a walk and guided talk with Nathan the Bushcare Officer.

RSVP on the link below. Bookings essential by Wednesday 24th of May or contact Nathan on 4780 5623 at nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

4780 5623

Hazelbrook, NSW 2779 Australia

CANCELLED Rocklea Swampcare (Hazelbrook)

This event has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.

Thursday, 30 April, 2020 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

This swamp is still in its early stages of being restored, so there is plenty of primary work to be done on a variety of weeds – Erica, Buddleia, Privet and Crofton Weed. Lunch and morning tea donated by Hominy Bakery.

Book by Thursday 23rd of April with Erin on 4780 5623 or ehall@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

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Thursday, 30 April
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9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Erin Hall
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
ehall@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Rocklea Street
Hazelbrook, NSW 2779 Australia
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CANCELLED Remote – Katoomba Creek

This event has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.

Friday, 17 April, 2020 @ 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Continue the great work done by volunteers over 17 years in a remote section of Katoomba Creek. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience is essential. Off-track walking and wading along the creek. Morning tea and lunch supplied. This is a BMCC activity, and numbers are limited.

Book by Monday 13th February with Steve on sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623

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Friday, 17 April
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Steve Fleischmann
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
North Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia
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CANCELLED Swampcare – Kittyhawk (Wentworth Falls)

This event has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.

Sunday, 22 March, 2020 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Come and join the long term efforts of volunteers to free this large swamp system of a huge variety of weeds and restore the habitat of the Giant Dragon Fly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink. A joint NPWS / BMCC activity. Lunch and morning tea donated by the Hominy Bakery.

Book by Friday 14th of  March with Erin on ehall@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623

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Date:
Sunday, 22 March
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9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Erin Hall
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
ehall@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Kittyhawk
Wentworth Falls,
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Kodala Lane Bushcare at Glenbrook Lagoon

Sunday, 1 March, 2020 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

You are invited to join the Kodala Lane Bushcare Group at Glenbrook Lagoon for their quarterly Bushcare session.
Come join us restore the bushland at Kodala Lane. Our local community are working with council to transform this area into healthy bushland and a pleasant local reserve for all to enjoy. If you’d like to learn more about the local bushland, restore the local area and meet your neighbours come join us! For more information contact Nathan Summers at nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623. 

 

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Date:
Sunday, 1 March
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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Nathan Summers
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Carmel Street
Glenbrook, NSW 2773 Australia
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Fauna Talks and Bushcare Network Meeting

Wednesday, 26 February, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

Council will be hosting some Fauna talks prior to the quarterly Bushcare Network Meeting.

Talk 1: Anne Carey from Applied Ecology will be presenting…. the Blue Mountains Fauna Inventory (e-Launch) which lists all the species and where they are likely to be found based on past records which can be downloaded from the Council’s website.
Talk 2: Frog Conservation Science Citizen project – Are you interested in becoming involved in monitoring threatened frog species, do you know locations with good frog populations or interested in the threat and decline of our frogs in the Blue Mountains then come along to listen to Alex Callen from the University of Newcastle.

4780 5528

New Street
Lawson , NSW 2782 Australia
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Swampcare at Valley View

An opportunity to continue the long term efforts of volunteers to keep improving this large swamp system that needs help to reverse the impact of many varieties of weeds.  A known site of two threatened species, Giant Dragonfly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink.

This is a joint NPWS and BMCC activity.  Lunch and morning tea donated by Hominy Bakery.  Please book by the 3rd September with Edward on 4780 5623 or ebaylisshack@bmcc.nsw.gov.au .

Waterways Festival – Wentworth Falls Lake

Sunday, 25 August @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (PUBLIC EVENT)

Blue Mountains City Council’s Healthy Waterways team invite the public to join them to learn about protecting the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, threatened Endangered Ecological Communities, species and local waterways in the Jamison Creek catchments.

There will be walks and talks with information stalls run by BMCC, Bushcare, schools, catchment group, BMCC Youth Council and various arts and crafts activities.

There will be a Rotary BBQ with vegetarian option and coffee cart on site. Located at Wentworth Falls Lake, western end of park, off Sinclair Crescent and ten minutes walk from Wentworth Falls shops and train station. No bookings needed.

Book now! https://waterwaysfestival2019.eventbrite.com.au

Scoop-a-Poop

Saturday, 13th April

Come along and be part of ‘citizens tackling antibiotic resistance in the wild’.

Scoop-a-Poop is a citizen science project coordinated by scientists from Macquarie University, in collaboration with Taronga Zoo and the University of Sydney. You will learn the ecology of urban brushtail possum, antibiotic resistance in the environment and how antibiotic resistant bacteria are moving from humans to wildlife. Participants will receive a collection kit so they can participate in the study – and then later will get the test results.

Local WIRES will come along as well. Suitable for ages 12+ – must be accompanied with an adult.

For more information see attached flyer

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Mt Wilson Fauna Survey results

Greater Glider found on the Mt Wilson Fauna Survey

Last weekend we had the Mt Wilson Fauna Survey Workshop and Spotlight. We were incredibly lucky to see three greater gliders, a threatened species and the Anabat detector also recorded a threatened species, the Eastern Bentwing Bat!

Despite the cold, we had a great turnout of people and animals…..

Next time you spot an animal in your backyard or local park, record your sighting at www.bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/faunaproject or on Facebook www.facebook.com/BMFaunaProject/

We have one more weekend this year of wildlife walks and talks coming up on the 27/28 October in the upper mountains, please let your family and friends know.

Bookings are essential, go to www.bushcarebluemountains.org.au/events/

 

SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME 29.9.18
Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen 4
Australian Raven Corvus coronoides 3
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans 6
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris 2
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis 2
Gang-gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum 2
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina 1
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata 2
Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus 3
Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae 1
White-throated Tree-creeper Cormobates leucophaea 2
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops chrysops 2
Common froglet Crinia signifera 1
Greater Glider Petauroides volans 3
Swamp Wallaby   1
Common Wombat   1
 
White Striped Free tailed Bat Austronomus australis
Large Forest Bat Vespadelus darlingtoni
Eastern Bentwing Bat Miniopterus orianae oceanensis