Gardening & Outdoors

GARDENING AND OUTDOORS

Outback adventures

Australia features many beautiful rainforest, mountain ranges and beaches. If you looking at doing a road trip with family or friends here is a...

King parrots

My visitor was keen for me to show him the birds of Sydney. Finding and identifying the various species, even with the powerful binoculars...
Flannel Flowers

Muellers Track at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden reopens

One of the Wildflower Garden's most scenic and challenging walking trails has been upgraded and reopened to the public. Muellers Track starts at either Lamberts...
Looking over Cowan Creek

Sphinx, Warrimoo and Bobbin Head Tracks

9.6 km circuit, 4 hrs, Grade 3 moderate track You will get a real sense of wilderness on this walk with wildflowers painting a colourful...

Tall tiger tales

"If you need to answer the call of nature," said my Indian wildlife guide, "you'll have to go behind that shed. But keep your...
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...