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  • Bottlebrush by Janie News
    Saturday 27 May, 9am - 12pm
    Westleigh Loop

    This walk will look at the Hornsby diatreme in relation to geology, place in the landscape and resultant vegetation. Distance: 5km. Grade: 3
    Fully booked, waiting list available

  • ecogarden 200
    Saturday 27 May, 10am - 12:30pm
    Eco Garden Talk and Tour

    Are you keen to make your garden more environmentally friendly, productive and healthy? Enjoy a morning at the Eco Garden and discover what makes it grow.

    Fully booked, call 9847 4856 to be placed on waiting list.

  • Non toxic cleaning workshop
    Friday 2 June, 10.30am
    The Great Cleaning Rethink

    Come along to this hands-on workshop to get easy and inexpensive tips on how to use non toxic alternatives in your home.

  • Hornsby Shire Environment Festival
    Saturday 3 June, 11am
    Hornsby Shire Environment Festival and Free Native Plant Giveaway

    This year the picnic area of Upper McKell Park in Brooklyn overlooking the picturesque Hawkesbury River is the location to celebrate World Environment Day 2017.

  • Brooklyn
    Saturday 3 June, Various times
    World Environment Day Brooklyn Free Guided Bushwalk

    Join the celebrations for World Environment Day at Upper McKell Park, Brooklyn. Explore Brooklyn’s cultural history and natural beauty on one of two free guided walks.
    Grade: 3

  • Saturday 3 June, 12pm-12.45pm
    “All Aboard” Estuary Boat Tour

    Celebrate World Environment Day and join us on a 40-minute tour by ferry offering a unique insight into the Lower Hawkesbury Estuary.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Monday 5 June, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how the materials in your yellow bin is sorted.

    Fully booked, call 9847 4856 to be placed on waiting list.

  • Hawkesbury view
    Monday 5 June, 9am - 11.30am
    Lloyd Trig Guided Bushwalk

    Once again we have special entry to the stunning Muogamarra Nature Reserve at Cowan.
    Distance: 3.5km
    Grade: 3

  • Electricity bill
    Monday 5 June, 10am
    Energy Made Easy

    Do you dread opening your electricity bill every quarter? Join us and become more aware of what you are paying each quarter and go home with easy, low cost tips to reduce your electricity usage.

  • Bushwalk people 1
    Sunday 18 June, 8am - 1pm
    Laughtondale - Hawkesbury River - Bushwalk

    A bushwalk showcasing the diversity of birdlife within some of the quieter and lesser known reserves around the Laughtondale area on the Hawkesbury River.
    Distance: 2km
    Grade: 2

  • bushwalk
    Saturday 24 June 2017 10 am- 12.30pm
    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: 3km
    Grade: 2

  • Carrs Bush
    Monday 3 July, 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.

  • Rock Eye by Hamid Jahanian
    Saturday 8 July, 10am - 12pm
    School Holiday Walk

    Join us for an over 10’s bushwalk within the natural world around Byles and Devlins Creeks. Find the rocky whale that is high and dry on one of our local trails
    Distance: 3km
    Grade: 2

  • Rocky Outcrop by Daniel Nolan
    Sunday 9 July, 8.30am - 1.30pm
    Hunt the Hairy Geebung

    This long and challenging return walk will cover a range of trails in search of the elusive 'Hairy Geebung', a very rare plant found only in Hornsby Shire.
    Distance: 8.5km
    Grade: 4

  • Echidna Kids
    Thursday 20 July, 10am - 11:30am
    Echidna Kids - Preschool Bushwalk

    Tailored for preschool children aged three to five years old, children will discover the secrets of our local bushland, then enjoy creative activities at the Community Nursery.
    Distance: 800m
    Grade: 1

  • Non toxic cleaning workshop
    Saturday 22 July, 10am
    Non Toxic Cleaning Workshop

    Come along to this hands-on workshop to get easy and inexpensive tips on how to use non toxic alternatives in your home.

  • bushwalk
    Saturday, 29th July 2017, 9am - 11.30am
    Refuge Rock and Natural Arch Bushwalk

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

  • After the rain
    Sunday 30 July, 9.00am - 1.00pm
    Blue Gum Walk

    Join us on this popular walk which follows some of the old logging trails in Hornsby Valley and reaches the Fishponds waterhole along Berowra Creek.
    Distance: 4.5km
    Grade: 4

  • dog
    Saturday 5 August, 10am - 11.30am
    Four Legged Friend Walk

    Clip on your loyal four legged friend’s leash and join in on this lovely walk along the Beecroft - Cheltenham Link Track.
    Distance: 2km
    Grade: 2

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Tuesday 8 August, 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.

  • Marramarra Bushcare Walk
    Saturday 19 August, 9am - 12pm
    Marramarra Bushcare Walk

    Join us on a delightful walk in the wilderness of Marramarra. There will be plenty of wildflowers in bloom, fresh morning air and great company.

  • After the rain - Janie News
    Sunday 20 August, 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 and interactive day out in both the bush and classroom.
    Distance: 1.5km
    Grade: 2

  • Sunday 20 August, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Red Browned 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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