To celebrate nature and biodiversity in Spring 2020, Inner West Council is calling all local nature photographers to tag and share native plant and animal photos in their backyard, balcony or local natural area on Instagram using the hashtags #innerwestwildlife2020 #IWnatureforbackyards2020 #IWSpringCallOut2020
Enter your photos for a chance to win nursery vouchers, a native birds card game and some other fantastic prizes! See terms and conditions to see how you can win. Everyone can take part, but only Inner West Council residents are eligible for prizes.
Sunday 11 October 10am – 11.30am
Celebrating Mental Health Month in October join the City of Canterbury Bankstown and Toni Salter “The Veggie Lady” to learn how to build resilience for your garden and yourself. Bookings Essential! For more info visit cb.city/theveggielady
Wednesday 14 October 12pm – 1.30pm
Thinking of doing a backyard makeover or renovation? Think water-sensitive!
Discover how you can beautify your property while saving water, reducing the pollution going to waterways, improving your property’s conditions and creating habitat at Council’s free Water Sensitive Design on your Property webinar. Industry expert, David Knights, will guide you through the principles of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). The webinar will also cover how to plan and create simple designs for your property.
Bookings are essential. Please contact Inner West Council’s Urban Ecology team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 10 October 7.30am – 9am
Tempe Birdos volunteers have recorded 110+ bird species since monthly surveying began in September 2011, at Tempe Wetlands and Reserve, a priority biodiversity area in the inner west.
They meet the second Saturday of the month, 7:30am at Tempe Lands, Water Basin 1, near South St and Station Street, Tempe.
You can contact the group and keep on track with the latest sightings by visiting the Tempe Birdos Facebook page.
Various dates September – November.
Bushcare volunteers play a crucial role in the protection and enhancement of bushland in the Bayside the area.
As a bushcare volunteer you’ll:
• Learn how to tell the difference between weeds and native plants
• Plant trees and other native plants
• Learn about local wildlife and environmental issues
• Get to know and love your own patch of bushland and see it improve over time and
• Meet like-minded people
See meeting dates and more information here.
You can count birds wherever you are – in your backyard, on the river, in a park or in the street – during National Bird Week from 19-25 October.
Download the specially designed BirdCount app which helps you to identify local birds based on size, colour and location. The aim is to count more than 2 million birds across Australia in seven days. Help the Cooks River catchment be among the country’s top counters!
Did you know the Cooks River catchment is home to many great local birdwatching spots? Check out these locations:
- Boat Harbour, Hurlstone Park
- Cup & Saucer Creek Wetland (beside Heynes Reserve, Canterbury)
- Landing Lights Wetland
- Chain of Ponds Reserve, Strathfield
- Wolli Creek Regional Park