May 8 - 14, 2022: Issue 537


Mother's Day 2022: A Celebration Of Pittwater's Mother Nature

This Hardenbergia violacea, photographed in Warriewood by Joe Mills, is a species of Australian flowering Native plant, known in Australia by the common names false sarsaparilla, purple coral pea, happy wanderer, native lilac and waraburra which comes from the Kattang language; Worimi, or Gadjang, also spelt Kattang, Kutthung, Gadhang, Gadang, Gathang.This beautiful plant grows as a climbing vine, but also as a subshrub. Flowering in late Winter and all through Spring it makes a great fence cover which should be pruned after flowering. 

There are two other species in Australia; a pale pink form called Hardenbergia ‘Rosea’  and a pure white form as well called Hardenbergia ‘Alba’.

Turimetta Beach photos by Joe Mills Kevin Murray:

The View North to Mona Vale Beach from Warriewood headland. Photo: Kevin Murray

Turimetta Beach View, Tuesday November 23rd, 2021. Photo: Joe Mills

Waratah in flower in Ingleside/Elanora Heights by Selena Griffith

Sand erosion at Palm Beach post-storm of late July - look at old base of the pavilion exposed again after the storm swell of the last week of July 2020

Surfing South Avalon Beach

Church Point

Powerful owls at Bayview golf course perimeter - photo taken 12/12/2017 - photo supplied. Below: Harold Tristram Squire elephants at Bayview Golf Course

Taylors Point 

Paradise Beach Baths

Narrabeen Lagoon. Photo: Joe Mills

Turimetta Beach, April 21, 2022. Photos: Joe Mills