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  • Recycling sorting plant
    Wednesday 23 August, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers. Fully Booked. Call 9847-4856 for inclusion on waiting list

  • bushwalk
    Saturday 26 August 2017, 9am - 12pm
    Appletree Bay Bushwalk

    This track follows an eastern running ridgeline producing beautiful scenic views over Cowan Creek. Distance: 8km. Grade: 3
    Fully booked - Waiting List Available

  • Worm farming
    Tuesday 29 August, 9.30am
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Jerusalem Bay by Philippa Ryan
    Sunday 3 September, 8.30am - 11.30am
    Jerusalem Bay Free Guided Bushwalk

    From the railway to the river, this challenging but rewarding walk starts at Cowan Station and follows a section of the Great North Walk down to the picturesque Jerusalem Bay. Distance: 5km. Grade: 3 Fully Booked - Waitlist Available

  • Wednesday 6 September, 6:30pm - 9pm
    Moonlight Free Guided Bushwalk

    When the sun goes down the bushland comes alive! Join us on this easy stroll as we experience Hornsby’s beautiful bushland bathed in the light of a full moon. Distance:2.5km. Grade 2.

  • Tomorrow - Movie
    Thursday 7 September 2017, 7pm
    Movie Screening - "Tomorrow"

    ‘Tomorrow’ (2015) celebrates the efforts of grassroots communities across the globe reinventing agriculture, energy, the economy and education in an effort to find solutions to the growing environmental problems.

  • Eastern Pygmy Possum 2
    Thursday 7 September, 10am - 1pm
    Threatened Species Day

    Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on 7th September to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. Distance: 4km. Grade: 3.
    Photo credit: Paul Burcher

  • Carrs Bush
    Friday 8 September, 9am - 3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

  • Berowra Walk
    Sunday 17 September, 8.30am - 12pm
    Mount Kuring-gai to Berowra Walk

    We explore Ku-ring-gai Chase, Australia's second oldest national park. We will take in threatened plant species, follow an old bridal trail towards Cowan Creek and discover the ruins of Windybanks boatshed at Waratah Bay. Distance: 9.5km. Grade 4
    Image: "Morning in Cowan Creek" - Neil Ayres

  • Sunday 17 September, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Westleigh

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • Saturday 23 September, 11am - 2pm
    Sustainable Garden Day and Native Plant Giveaway

    Come along and seek advice on a number of garden designs, whether it be waterwise, productive, native, or habitat garden. Be inspired by presenters and stalls, and collect your free native plants.

  • bushwalk
    Sunday 24 September, 9am - 12pm
    Lorna Pass Bushwalk

    This circular walk takes in the tall timbers found on the sheltered slopes of the upper reaches of the Lane Cove valley including the heathy open areas of the “City View” lookout section. Distance: 3.5km. Grade: 3

  • Native Bee
    Tuesday 26 September, 10am -12pm
    Kids Native Bee Workshop

    Build your own bee hotel. Suitable for primary school aged children.

    Fully Booked. Waitlist Available

  • bushwalk
    Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 9am - 11.30am
    Refuge Rock and Natural Arch Bushwalk

    This gentle return walk is tailor-made for families and seniors during the school holidays as well as being “World Habitat Day”. Distance: 4km. Grade: 2

  • dog
    Sunday 8 October, 10am - 11.30am
    Four Legged Friend Walk

    Clip on your loyal four legged friend’s leash and join in on this lovely walk within Fagan Park. Distance: 2km. Grade: 2

  • Hawkesbury
    Saturday, 14 October, 8.30am-12pm
    Brooklyn Dam Guided Bushwalk

    this walk offers breathtaking views of the Hawkesbury River and Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. Distance: 6km. Grade: 4

  • Sunday 15 October, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Mount Kuring-gai

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Tuesday 17 October, 9am
    Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk

    On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

  • Carrs Bush
    Wednesday 18 October, 6pm - 9pm
    Bushcode Refresher Workshop

    For existing Bushcare volunteers to renew membership.

  • Bushcare Site Tour
    Saturday 21 October, 9am - 12pm
    Bushcare Site Tour

    Visit two great bushcare sites, Berry Park and Currawong. Learn what makes these sites special and why they need our protection.

  • 'Misty Mirror' by Chad Martin
    Saturday 21st October, 9am to 12pm
    Catchment Tour

    Want to know how Council manages the health of our local waterways? Celebrate World Water Day and join us on a 3 hour bus and walking tour exploring local creeks and more. Distance: 2km. Grade: 3

  • After the rain - Janie News
    Sunday 22 October, 9am - 12.30pm
    Nature Photography Bushwalk

    Love taking photos outdoors but not quite getting the results you’d hoped for? Then come along for this fun day out in the bush and classroom. Distance: 1.5km. Grade: 2

  • Worm farming
    Friday 27 October, 9.30am
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Red-browed Finch
    Saturday 28 October, 8am - 10.30am
    Citizen Science: Bird Surveys - Clarinda Street

    Join our bird survey groups to monitor bird activities. The leader is a local bird. At the end of the session you can tuck into a gourmet picnic hamper.

  • Golden Whistler
    Saturday 28 October, 8am - 10.30am
    Citizen Science: Bird Surveys - Rosemead Road

    Join our bird survey groups to monitor bird activities. The leader is a local bird. At the end of the session you can tuck into a gourmet picnic hamper.

  • lorikeets
    Saturday 28 October, 8am - 10.30am
    Citizen Science: Bird Surveys- Binya Close - Hornsby Heights

    Join our bird survey groups to monitor bird activities. The leader is a local bird. At the end of the session you can tuck into a gourmet picnic hamper.

  • Yellow Robin
    Saturday 28 October, 8am - 10.30am
    Citizen Science: Bird Surveys - Day Road - Beecroft

    Join our bird survey groups to monitor bird activities. The leader is a local bird. At the end of the session you can tuck into a gourmet picnic hamper.

  • Worm farming
    Saturday 4 November, 10am
    Compost and Worm Farming workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Crosslands
    Sunday 5 November, 9am - 12pm
    Estuary Bushwalk

    This easy walk is aimed at showcasing the diversity of the estuary environment in Berowra Creek. Distance:5km. Grade: 3.

  • bushwalk
    Saturday 11 November 2017, 9am-11.30am
    Introduction to Bush Walking

    Never been into the bush? This easy grade 2 gentle return walk is tailor made for people not familiar with walking in Aussie Bushland! Distance: 4km. Grade: 2

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Thursday 16 November, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

  • Sunday 19 November, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Galston

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • Echidna Kids
    Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 10am - 11:30am
    Echidna Kids - Preschool Bushwalk

    Come on this special bush discovery walk tailored for preschool ages 3 – 6 years at the Mambara Track, Pennant Hills. Distance: 800m. Grade: 1

  • Carrs Bush
    Saturday 25 November, 9am - 3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

  • Christmas Party
    Saturday 2 December, 11am - 2pm
    Bushcare Christmas Party

    Celebrate another fabulous year of volunteering with Hornsby Bushcare and Community Nursery.

  • Sunday 10 December, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Mount Kuring-gai

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

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