Lane Cove Bushland Park 50th Anniversary Walks
Sunday 16 May 2021
Discover Lane Cove Bushland Park – its history and bio-diversity
Three 1 ½ hour guided walks:
9 am to 10.30 am
9.30 am to 11 am
10 am to 11.30 am
On our guided walk discover Lane Cove Bushland Park’s dramatic history first-hand from those who saved it in 1971. Learn about its bio-diversity from native plant experts and the bush regenerators who tend it now.
The vegetation varies greatly throughout the park from littoral rainforest trees shading Gore creek, dense swathes of native ferns & tall tree ferns to the sandstone flora, temperate sclerophyll forest of tall Turpentine and Angophoras on the higher slopes and a small pocket of precious Blue Gum High Forest. It is a site of ecological importance which was listed on the Register of the National Estate due to its rare and endangered community of Hygrocybe fungi. This ecological diversity is habitat for equally diverse fauna. Look out for Satin Bowerbirds, Superb Blue Wrens, Rainbow Lorikeets, King Parrots, Boobook and Powerful Owls and numerous small birds such as Gerygone, Thornbills and Fantails. Several species of micro bats, tree and terrestrial frogs, skinks, water dragons and geckos have been sighted.
We can enjoy this beautiful bushland today because a group of active local residents saved it from destruction when the Council approved the Country Club to extend the golf course into this valley. This campaign by residents was the genesis of the Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society, which this year is celebrating 50 years of continuous work, tirelessly defending and preserving the urban trees, native bush and wetlands of the Lane Cove area, particularly from the impacts of development.
Our gratitude to those who saved this richly diverse park from the bulldozers in 1971. Our thanks also to those who have cared for it since with thousands of hours of weeding, bush regeneration, storm water damage mitigation and loving care by Council’s bushland management teams and local volunteer groups.