Promoting Annandale on the Internet since 1998
Covid-19: NSW Government Health and Economic Advice | World Health Organisation | Australian Governement
Bronwen Campbell (centre) with David Lawrence (past Citizen of the Year) shelling bunya nuts
This 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.
Nursery | Trees > 5m | Trees < 5m | 0.5 - 2m | Grasses | Climbers | Herbs | Estuarine | Ferns | Fungi | Wattle | Seed Pods | Yellow Flowers | Green Flowers | Blue & Purple Flowers | White Flowers | Pink Flowers | Bunya Nuts | Lilipillis | August | September | October | Banksia marginata | Trees | Weeds | circa 1800 | References
Wednesdays 9am – 12:30pm
Fridays 9am – 12:30pm
Location: 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.
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.
Turn up at the Nursery
in Wisdom Street Annandale (at White's Creek)
between 8.30 and midday
on a Wednesday or Friday Morning.
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.
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
Council's community plant nurseries closed and volunteer working bees were suspended, as part of Inner West Council's Coronavirus response.
In 2020 the nursery closed but has now reopened.
Toyanath Ghimire Chairman NEPAL EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT CENTER visited the Nursery on world environment day (5 June 2019)...more
Nursery Open Day, 25 May 2019...more
The Nursery was started by Beth Buchannen and otherrs in 1995. It was located in Chapman Road on the Annandale Foreshore near Rozelle Bay.
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
Opening of Bush Track in Callan Park (2 August 2013)
Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s...more.
This page www.ramin.com.au/annandale/rbcnn.shtml last updated 19 May 2020.