Pony Club Fire Drill

Pony Club

Arcadia Pony Club and Aussie Pumps have been planning a presentation on fire safety for club members and spectators since late last year. The rains have slowed everything down but the company feels it’s now appropriate to start planning for a presentation in one of the Arcadia Pony Club meetings in August. “We’ve decided to […]

Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade Turns 75!

Fire Brigade

This year we had the chance to celebrate 75 years of serving our community as a formal brigade. In 1947, after a proposal from the Glenorie Progress Association, the Glenorie Voluntary Bush Fire Brigade was formally established. Back then, the firefighting equipment used was nothing more than a tractor towing a water tank and other […]

Still Creek Landcare – What Is Happening To Our Insects?


This is a question that all of us who have been traveling around the country in cars for decades must wonder. Where have all the bugs gone? Landcare  A Danish ornithologist was wondering what was causing the local barn swallows to be decreasing in numbers. They are big insect eaters. So for more than 20 […]

Bonsai Annual Show


The Bonsai Society of Australia is excited about the return of our annual show – the first in three years. We will be in The Harvey Lowe Pavilion in Castle Hill Showground displaying our gorgeous trees and four demonstrations will be held over the weekend. On Saturday at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Sunday at 11.00am and […]

Bromeliad Society of Australia

Bromeliad Society of Australia

The Bromeliad Society of Australia’s next meeting will be held on Saturday, 13th August in the Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground off Showground Road, Castle Hill. Sales to members, guest and the general public from 10am with the meeting commencing at 12noon. At this meeting there will be a special discussion on identifying bromeliad pups, […]

Heath Banksia

Heath Banksia

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”81787″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Lachlan Turner[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As you might expect during winter months, there are not as many wildflowers in bloom in our bushland reserves. However, there is a particular Heath Banksia that displays its brilliant colour alongside some of the region’s walking tracks during […]