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Sunday March 1st, 8amsiriusFri, 20/02/2015 - 3:58pm

What better way to celebrate the 25th Clean Up Australia Day than to have a record turn-out of willing Cove volunteers to assist our local coordinator, Tony Hann. Sign-on is at the Hall at 8am on Sunday 1st March. Remember to bring your hat and fly spray! Rubbish collection bags will be provided.

The inspiration for Clean Up Australia Day came from passionate yachtie, Ian Kiernan, who was horrified at the amount of rubbish he encountered in the world's oceans. From the beginning this initiative was a great success. Over the past 25 years, Australians have contributed more...

mpicklesTue, 18/11/2014 - 4:23pm

This year has been an abundance of flowers starting with the wattles and dillwynia in August, boronia, black eyed susans, patersonia, in September some of which are still flowering in November along with the Eucalyptus. The annual wildflower walk was held 28 September with 15 people attending.

This year the walk was led by Tony Stokes and Bill Mollar. Tony has a wide knowledge of orchids and lilies of which we managed to find many, and Bill has good identification skills across a number of species. Eng Lim a visitor to the Cove from Menai took many beautiful photos,...

13 April 2014 Dolphin CensusmpicklesMon, 26/05/2014 - 4:26pm

The longest running dolphin census count in Australia is conducted each year in Port Stephens. Each year several residents in the Cove man an observation point for 30 minutes. No sightings were reported near North Arm Cove.

However 105 dophins were sighted in the Port Stephens area which is the highest number since 2010 and higher than the average of 90. Most were sighted off Tomaree Head (25) Nelson Bay Marina (14) and Shoal Bay (14). 4 Calves were sighted as well as turtles and two ospreys.

The number of volunteers was lower than in previous years, and...

tonyhThu, 06/03/2014 - 10:25am

It rained and it rained and........then the heavens cleared on the morning of March 2nd. Just in time for a small band of concerned villagers to start the annual task. Twelve eager helpers set about removing another years collection of discards in our area. We didn't end up with quite such a pile as in previous years, but it was still bad. It is sad that some don't appreciate the beauty of the place we live in and trash it without regard.

My sincere thanks go to the team - Rob Van Zandervliet, Patty Moller, Susan and Jan Carter,...

Dollarbird Cove Blde Oct 2013mpicklesSun, 27/10/2013 - 10:56am

What birds have you seen around the cove?

Share a photo of birds you have seen especially migratory or rarer birds and we could have quite a gallery on the website.

Last week a pair of Dollarbirds were spotted on Cove Boulevarde cavorting in the trees and makring thier distinctive yapping call.

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