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dougkThu, 15/03/2018 - 9:50pm

For the past two decades, usually just before the end of each Financial Year, Council has offered a bulky waste collection service. Sometimes, it is true, the streets of the Cove were not always a beauteous sight for several weeks with some residents putting their bulky rubbish out far too early. Others mistakenly put out items from the Council's will-not-be-collected list. Some of these rejected items stayed by the roadside for weeks afterwards.

tonyhFri, 02/03/2018 - 6:01pm


The Common Myna was introduced into Melbourne’s markets between 1863 and 1872 to control insects. It is now regarded as major pest - the flying cane toad. The Myna bird has been declared the second greatest threat to native birds after land clearing.

Once the birds are established, dramatic increases in density occur. One web site (below) gives numbers: “From one breeding pair, within five years they have the potential for reaching nearly 13,000 birds.”

As scavengers, they are a pest to fruit trees, especially fig, and raid soft fruit...

dougkSun, 04/02/2018 - 6:49pm

Just before Christmas 2017, concerns were raised about a canal - up to 16 kilometres long - being carved out of the 2400+ hectare former Australian Pine Plantation property off Viney Creek Road East. In an article posted today (Sunday 4 Feb) on the SMH website, Domain journalist Lucy Macken reports on a stop-work order being issued to the owner Phillip Lee.

mareli121Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:12am
Clean Up Day 4 March

Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday 4th of March - 8am to 10am.

Looking for experienced and new Volunteers....

Yes, we will be looking forward to Clean Up North Arm Cove for 2018, and hope to increase the volunteer count from the healthy number of 27 keen (but wet) souls last year, to well....even more.

For those that haven't done this before, the general process is that volunteers present in the ways listed below, are given gloves/bags/etc (referred to as 'kit') sign on and combined into a group to clean up a...

janinerSun, 21/01/2018 - 9:24pm
Looking for insects in the grass at high tide

We have had a pair of nesting herons for most of January. In breeding season the adult birds have plumes on their back, breast, neck and nape.

The nest is high up in a gum tree and about 50m from the water. Unfortunately the pair abandoned the nest about a week ago. I am not sure whether the hail storm damaged the eggs or whether there was another reason to leave the nest. The birds were not particularly diligent in sitting on the nest, so perhaps the eggs just failed to develop.



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