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Congratulations Bronwen Campbell - 2016 Citizen of the Year for her bushcare work

three people - two shelling bunya nuts Bronwen Campbell (centre) with David Lawrence (past Citizen of the Year) shelling bunya nuts

Laughing Treefrog (Litoria tyleri or peronii)

small grey frog with yellow underarm and groin small grey frog with yellow underarm and groin small grey frog with yellow underarm and groinThis little frog was discovered by Bronwen Campbell amongst the tubestock in the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery on 13 January 2016.

It looks like the Laughing Tree Frog as described at http://www.ozanimals.com/Frog/Laughing-Treefrog/Litoria/tyleri.html. But is the colour changing Peron's Tree Frog (Litoria peronii) which has green spots on the back and yellow armpits and groins.

Local Provenance Plants

Nursery Trees > 5m Trees < 5m 0.5 - 2m Grasses Climbers Herbs Estuarine Ferns Fungi Wattle Seed Pods Yellow Flowers Green Flowers Blue Flowers White Flowers Bunya Nuts Lilipillis August September October Banksia marginata Trees Weeds Bookshop circa 1800 1785-1830 References

Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery

22 Wisdom Street, Annandale (Map)

The Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery and associated Bushcare Groups are reintroducing some of the diverse range of plants that once grew in the area. These local provenance species and strains have adapted to the local area's climate, rainfall patterns, salt water innundation, sunlight, soil, birds, animals and insects. The purpose built nursery located in Whites Creek Valley at Wisdom Street Annandale, features recycled ironbark timber from the old Pyrmont Bridge. Ironbark forests once grew in Annandale.

Volunteer

Volunteers in the Nursery propagate Local Provenance for planting by Bushcare groups, working in Callan Park, Balmain and Annandale.

The nursery is operated by volunteers and is open to everyone. Activities include collecting and propagate native seeds, weeding and planting. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge required - but volunteers learn many new skills and get to know other locals. A hat and sturdy shoes are all you need to bring. The Nursery provides tools and protective gear for the variety of activities.

Get involved

Turn up at the Nursery
Wisdom Street Annandale
8.30-noon Wednesday and Friday Mornings.

Join a Busy Bee in Callan Park, Mort Bay, Whites Creek, Balmain High, Hawthorn Canal and Elkington Park

By getting involved, you will get to recognise and understand the plants that are endemic (native/indigenous) to the inner west of Sydney. You can also learn how to propagate these plants and create habitat for birds, skinks and frogs in your garden or pockets of bushland in the local area.

Contacts

Nearby Bushcare Groups

There is also a Pyrmont Ultimo Landcare group. More at www.pyrmontultimolandcare.org.au/

There are also bushcare activities at Ewen Park, on the Cooks River in Hurlston Park

The GreenWay is an urban green corridor in Sydney's Inner West. A campaign is underway to see the GreenWay shared pathway completed as part of the light rail extension from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill.www.greenway.org.au

Photo of Beth Buchannen on a Wednesday working bee - Photo MarghanitaThe nursery came about through the voluntary efforts of individuals, in particular the tireless leadership of Beth Buchannen

History of the Nursery

The Nursery was started by Beth Buchannen and otherrs in 1995. It was located in Chapman Road on the Annandale Foreshore near Rozelle Bay.

1998-2010

Soft Opening of new Nursery, Wisdom Street (29 August 2012)

The Nursery has also donated plants to the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney to be planted on and around the Wurrungwuri Sandstone Sculpture.

In 2012, the Nursery hosted an impromptu Bunya Feast

In 2013, the Nursery donated plants to an artist for her work in the 19th Biennale of Sydney

More Photos

Opening of Bush Track in Callan Park (2 August 2013)

woman planting seeds in trays Marilyn planting seeds in trays
Christmas Bush with White Flowers Ceratopetalum gummiferum (NSW Christmas Bush), Annandale, 3 October 2008
white fluffball flowers and serated leaves Callicoma serratifolia, Whites Creek Valley photographed 16 October 2008 by Marghanita da Cruz. Though not an Acacia, it has been called Black Wattle since its stems were used to construct wattle-and-daub buildings in the early days of Sydney - Native Plants of the Sydney District

three men potting onJohn, Paul and Bruce "potting on" at Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery 7 Feb 2014 Photo Marghanita da Cruz
Piper St reserve, ready for revegetationPiper St Reserve, Annandale, July 2002

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