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We were visited by 2 very friendly king parrots last week (the beauties). These ‘traffic light’ coloured birds are often found in lovey dovey pairs with the male showing a blazing red head (the only Aussie bird to have this). The female does not need this display of colour and bravado and has a soft green dome. King parrots require deep tree hollows to make their nests and hence love forests with old… Read More

Year 11 Senior Science from The Hills Sports High were at the top of their game when completing a study of the open forest adjacent to Turnbulls lagoon, Sackville North. We travelled to our field site, determined that the ecosystem type was in fact open forest, dug some dirt, climbed to the ridge top and avoided the jumping ants. The students decided the Western Sydney Dry Rainforest was in fairly healthy condition… Read More

Brewongle descended on Cattai National Park this week with the enthusiastic and talented year 7 & 8 students of Norwest Christian College. Geography was the aim of the day and the students spent their time discovering various Geographical field techniques. Cattai National Park is situated on the meandering Hawkesbury River near Pitt Town and has a rich history of Aboriginal and European occupation. The Cattai clan of the Darug people may have lived here for 20,000 years or… Read More

Byala Yana Nura – Stand tall, Walk tall in Country Brewongle has recently established a partnership with Greening Australia to regenerate a section of the Hawkesbury River at Sackville North. This is part of a larger project that has many sites along the Hawkesbury Nepean River system. Our centre has utilised the generosity of many local landholders over the years and now we have a chance help them restore some weed infested… Read More

What a day for the year 7 geography students of Tara. Perfect weather to use a myriad of geographical tools to asses the ecosystems of Brewongle. The forest was thoroughly examined by all students . We were impressed with the ability of some students to find north on the compass as well as test for soil pH, canopy cover and vegetation structure. They were also excellent at shooting each other in the head… Read More