September 25 - October 1, 2016: Issue 282

Saving Grevillea Calyi: 2016 Update

Grevillea caleyi, now critically endangered. Image taken in Bush at Ingleside/Terrey Hills verges - picture by A J Guesdon, 31.10.2014. 

Saving Grevillea Calyi 2016 Update

The Commonwealth Threatened Species Commissioner has released the list of 30 priority plants. It includes Grevillea caleyi. The Pittwater Natural Heritage Association (PNHA) is helping save Caley's Grevillea at the Bahai Temple. 

This project has been a great example of the co-operation that was started between the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage, Pittwater and Warringah Councils and still ongoing between the same.

Their next bushcare day there will be Monday October 10, 8.30-12.00.

This week PNHA Member Marita Macrae shared some wonderful photographs showing the fruits of their labour with seed pods developing on some of the Calyi saved at Ingleside.

If you want to get involved in saving r restoring our bushland areas or the coastal fringes, there’s also a planting day coming up at Turimetta on Ocober 30th or regular bushcare groups and places throughout the peninsula.

If you sign up for Cooee or contact Council’s Bushcare Officer for information it will readily be provided. Alternatively, if you find an area or pocket you think could do with some restoration, regeneration or just getting those darn invasive weeds out, also contact the Bushcare officer to discuss how to get a Bushcare group going.

Saving Caley’s Grevillea is a great example of what people working with those who can support them in their efforts can achieve!

Grevillea caleyi Seedling

Grevillea caleyi new growth

Grevillea caleyi flowers and foliage

Grevillea caleyi seed pod

Grevillea Caleyi

Published on 9 Mar 2015 by Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)

A medium to tall shrub, with long spreading branches, which grows to a height and width of up to 4 m. The divided green leaves are covered in soft, rusty hairs and are up to 15 cm long. The flowers, which open in late winter and spring, have a toothbrush-like appearance with racemes up to 8 cm in length and are dark burgundy-red in colour.Restricted to an 8 km square area around Terrey Hills, approximately 20 km north of Sydney. Occurs in three major areas of suitable habitat, namely Belrose, Ingleside and Terrey Hills/Duffys Forest within the Ku-ring-gai, Pittwater and Warringah Local Government Areas.

Australia's Threatened Species Strategy 

September 20, 2016: Threatened Species Commissioner
I've recently published a summary of the ambitious actions and targets in Australia's Threatened Species Strategy. This four pager outlines our science-based and ambitious commitments to recover 20 mammals, 20 birds and 30 plants at risk of extinction, to insure all know threatened plants against extinction through seed banking, to tackle Feral Cats and their impacts, and to improve Australia's recovery practices.

Here's the link to the summary

And here's one for the Strategy as a whole

Also - Front Page Issue 187 - one we found in the bush in November 2014!

Bushcare In Pittwater 

For further information or to confirm the meeting details for below groups, please contact Council's Bushcare Officer on 9970 1367
Council's Cooee Newsletter - September - October 2016 HERE

Where we work                      Which day                              What time 

Angophora Reserve             3rd Sunday                         8:30 - 11:30am 
Avalon Dunes                        1st Sunday                         8:30 - 11:30am 
Avalon Golf Course              2nd Wednesday                 3 - 5:30pm 
Careel Creek                         4th Saturday                      8:30 - 11:30am 
Toongari Reserve                 3rd Saturday                      9 - 12noon (8 - 11am in summer) 
Bangalley Headland            2nd Sunday                         9 to 12noon 

Winnererremy Bay                 4th Sunday                        9 to 12noon 

North Bilgola Beach              3rd Monday                        9 - 12noon 
Algona Reserve                     1st Saturday                       9 - 12noon 
Plateau Park                          1st Friday                            8:30 - 11:30am 

Church Point     
Browns Bay Reserve             1st Tuesday                        9 - 12noon 
McCarrs Creek Reserve       Contact Bushcare Officer     To be confirmed 

Old Wharf Reserve                 3rd Saturday                      8 - 11am 

Kundibah Reserve                   4th Sunday                       8:30 - 11:30am 

Mona Vale     
Mona Vale Beach Basin          1st Saturday                    8 - 11am 
Mona Vale Dunes                     2nd Saturday+3rd Thursday     8:30 - 11:30am 

Bungan Beach                          4th Sunday                      9 - 12noon 
Crescent Reserve                    3rd Sunday                      9 - 12noon 
North Newport Beach              4th Saturday                    8:30 - 11:30am 
Porter Reserve                          2nd Saturday                  8 - 11am 

North Narrabeen     
Irrawong Reserve                     3rd Saturday                   2 - 5pm 

Palm Beach     
North Palm Beach Dunes      3rd Saturday                    9 - 12noon 

Scotland Island     
Catherine Park                          2nd Sunday                     10 - 12:30pm 
Elizabeth Park                           1st Saturday                      9 - 12noon 
Pathilda Reserve                      3rd Saturday                      9 - 12noon 

Warriewood Wetlands             1st Sunday                         8:30 - 11:30am 

Whale Beach     
Norma Park                               1st Friday                            9 - 12noon 

Western Foreshores     
Coopers Point, Elvina Bay      2nd Sunday                        10 - 1pm 
Rocky Point, Elvina Bay           1st Monday                          9 - 12noon

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