Rainbow Lorikeet. Photo credit: Glenn Ehmke

Flights of fancy

Dr Holly Parsons, an Ornithologist and Birds in Backyards Program Co-Manager at the BirdLIfe Discovery Centre at Sydney Olympic Park One of the many great reasons for...

Sulphur crested Cockatoos

Nick Hodges Everybody recognises a Sulphur-crested cockatoo: its striking plumage, its noise, its confidence its cocky-ness. There's nothing delicate about a cocky. My European neighbour told...

Hornsby Blue Gum Circuit (aka Joe’s Mountain Circuit)

Matt McClelland Length: 4.2km circuit Time: 1.5 to 2 hours This is one of my favourite walks in the Hornsby area. About five minutes in, you will...
Leaf Green Stream Frog (Litoaria phyllochroa)

Frogs you’ll find on the North Shore

*Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peronii), a common ground frog, it lives in leaf litter and makes a distinctive “tok tok” sound. *Peron’s Tree Frog...

Narrabeen Lagoon Trail

Matt McClelland 2 hrs 30 mins 8.6 km easy circuit Stunning water views, wildlife, beautiful forests, picnic areas, kids playgrounds, boat hire and cafes - I...
Photo: Judith Ramage

Ural Owls

Nick Hodges Peter and I carried the ladder.  Daniel carried the net. Kjell-ake carried the net.  Kjell-ake was important: he carried the briefcase containing the...
The Natural Bridge

Curry Road to The Bluff (via the Natural Bridge)

MATT MCLELLAND 1.5hr 3.7 km return medium track with a few big hills Who would have thought in this great city of ours we can walk...
Australian silver gull and black headed gull Photo: Judith Ramage

GULLS

NICK HODGES I know a man who spends a lot of time at his local sewage works. No, he doesn't work there: he's an ornithologist...

India – a soul-stirring experience

Nick Hodges There wasn't much wildlife in Delhi - unless you count the cows dicing with death in the traffic-choked streets.  Or the domestic pigs...
A large sandstone overhang providing some shelter

Roseville to Macquarie Park

3 hrs 30 mins, 8.8 km. A one way, hard track This walk starts at Roseville Station and explores the streets and alleyways before joining...