Gardening & Outdoors

GARDENING AND OUTDOORS

Nature Notes

NICK HODGES Like many Australians I have friends who live in this country and who are married to Britons, and British friends who are married...
Old Willunga Trig Station

Wild Walks

MATT MCCLELLAND WILLUNGA TRIG WALK - PROMISES TREES AND WATERWAYS FOREVER! 40 mins, 1.4 km Return moderate track Feel like you’re on top of the world with...

Sydney’s 10 best bushwalks

Local walking expert Matt reveals his ten favourite walks around our bush-fringed city - and why they’re on his list of top ten. Sydney is...
Photo: Judith Ramage

Nature Notes

Something caught my eye through the window of the national park's tea shop.  There, only three metres away, in the fork of a tree...
Kalkari Lookout

Wild walks

The Birrawanna Track Walk details 2 hrs, 4.4 km on a return moderate track Starting with a coffee from the cafe at Bobbin Head, this walk follows...
Mike Rayner removing a frame from his Beecroft apiary

Trevor Weatherhead, Australian Honey Bee Industry Council* & Mike Rayner, North Shore Beekeepers Association There’s no greater thrill than tasting the first extraction of honey...

Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan, via Berowra Waters

17.2 km, 8 hour hard walk This bushwalk explores some of the most spectacular scenery in the Hornsby area, featuring big views with big hills,...

Wild at the Zoo A feast for opportunists!

Most people visit Taronga Zoo to see the animals but when I went along recently I found myself absorbed, not in the caged creatures,...

Go bare this winter

Go ‘bare’ this winter and consider adding a bare-root tree to your garden. Little more than springy sticks with some roots at the bottom, bare-root...

Those wonderful, comical puffins

The islands off the west coast of Scotland have always intrigued me - windswept, rain-lashed, distant.  Moreover there were things I had to see...