Local ecology

Growing our urban canopy and supporting local wildlife

20 posts in Local ecology

Our plans for a greener, cooler, more resilient Sydney

New and improved parks, green roofs and walls, streetscape gardening and hundreds of new trees will help cover 40% of the city in greenery by 2050.

8 birds to spot in Sydney

More than 120 bird species visit or live in our city. Have you spotted these feathered friends? The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on 19 to 25 October.

Meet Sydney Park’s new family members

The black swan couple of these inner city wetlands recently became proud parents to a brood of cygnets.

Living seawalls bring new life to our city harbour

Long-missing tiny marine creatures are set to return to Rushcutters Bay.

Sydneysiders get planting for National Tree Day 2019

Hundreds of community members come together to plant over 1,500 native plants in Forest Lodge on Sunday 28 July.

Sea creatures come back to Sydney Harbour

A City of Sydney grant for a pioneering program could reduce stormwater pollution of our spectacular waterways using native sea animals.

Glebe resident Judy Christie creates urban oasis for local wildlife

Following the City of Sydney's release of a free habitat creation guide, we drop in on a lush, wild garden, complete with native plants, trees and a frog pond.

Baby swans born in Sydney Park wetlands

Meet the newest (and cutest) members of the park’s feathered family.

5 minutes with environment grant recipient Professor Sara Wilkinson

Sydney’s future looks green with new wallbots.

Birders, pack those binoculars. It’s time for a field trip.

There are only a few spots left for an adventure to Scheyville National Park.

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