We have a family of blue tongue lizards in our garden! These gentle creatures make short work of snails and slugs, including their eggs, providing great pest control. The garden volunteers discovered that they really like strawberries and there could be as many as three in our garden, hiding amongst the shrubs. They do cause […]
Come along to the Belmont Neighbourhood Centre on the 6th of July. At 2pm we’re holding a bush tucker afternoon tea, and a tour of our community garden! And the best thing is, ITS FREE! For enquiries, call us on 49470031.
Do you love the native bees in our community garden? We do! If you are interested in learning about native bees, or want your own hive to pollinate your garden, be sure to attend the next workshop. Native Bee Workshop PDF
We are happy to announce a new program here at BNC – the COASTAL HABITAT AWARENESS PROJECT! The project aims to raise awareness of the diverse array of life living in rock pools and seagrass. The project will include expert tutors, talks, and field trips for you to learn about our precious coastal ecosystems and […]
Some photos from our NAIDOC week celebrations. What a wonderful afternoon! Thanks to Maree from Lake Macquarie City Council for the acknowledgement of country, and it was great to meet some local landcare volunteers, and bush tucker enthusiasts.
We are now the proud owners of a Native Bee Hive! (Tetragonula Carbonaria) Common honey bees are actually not native to Australia, and were introduced from Europe in about 1822. This species is one of the few species which live in a hive, as most Australian Bees are solitary. Native Bees help our garden by […]
Be an Eco Angel and join us as we clean up local bushland at the launch of the Eco Angel program here at BNC. We will be cleaning up rubbish and planting some native plants to increase biodiversity. Friday 27th June, 10:30am. All welcome. Ring us on 4947 0031 if you would like to come.