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Sea Grasses on the way back
mpicklesTue, 27/10/2015 - 4:36pm

Sea grass beds are slowly making a come back at North Arm Cove after the damage caused by flooding and silt in 2013.

A rare opportunity was had this week with an extra low tide to capture the small grasses. Sea Grass beds play an important role in providing a habitat and nursery for numerous vertebrates and invertebrate species, some of which have yet to be named. The grass beds are an essential part of the whole ecosystem of the bay, for fish, dolphins, turtles, crabs, shell fish and birds.

The best way to reduce our impact on...

Alan and Bob finding the way
mpicklesFri, 02/10/2015 - 10:40am

North Arm Cove Wildflower Walk 6 September 2015 - watch this space for more wildflower pics in the coming weeks

A great walk with 13 North Arm Covers was lead by Bill Mollar around the Bulga Creek area and identified many flowers along the way.

The walk started at the Hall with a few minutes remembering Mel Jackson an active member of the NAC Garden. Mel had was a treasure on the wildflower walks with her knowledge and sense of humour. Unfortunately she passed away in 2013 with kidney cancer leaving her two young children Callum and Darcey....

habitats for wildlife
mpicklesWed, 02/09/2015 - 5:06pm

The local Land for Wildlife group with Great Lakes Council and North Arm Cove Community Garden have organised a workshop for the community on what is our backyard.

9:30 - 1:00 PM Saturday 24 October 2015 starting at the community hall.Matthew Bell senior ecologist from Great Lakes Council will be the main speaker and will answer questions from the audience.

Residents of the Cove and surrouonds enjoy the natural environment and wildlife and would like increase thier knowledge of animals that live in the area and how we can protect thier habitat.

Matt will take us journey...

New and emerging weedmpicklesWed, 02/09/2015 - 4:48pm
Raphiolepis indica

Weed Bulletin Number 5 describes Indian Hawthorn and what to plant in its place.

Indian Hawthorn is classified as a new and emerging weed as it is currently in limited distribution in the natural environment, but shows great potential to become a serious problem.

This species is actively controlled in natural areas by community groups in New South Wales and appears on several local and regional environmental weed lists (i.e. Far North Coast, Mid North Coast, South Coast, wider Sydney basin and Blue Mountains). Local Dunecare volunteer groups are managing Indian Hawthorn within the natural environment...

mpicklesSun, 30/08/2015 - 3:34pm

Enjoy Native Bees in your Garden.

Last year North Arm cove Community Garden hosted a workshop lead by Megan Halcroft on native bees and how to encourage them into your garden. Many people from the cove made a native bee nest with reeds and bamboo to create a place for solitary bees to nest. Now is the time that bees are again active and people with nests may see some of the offspring in their garden.

Last year in the Community Garden we identified a wide range of the 16,000 species in Australia. My favourite is the Teddy...


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