Local Bundeena residents and neighbours of the Royal, the Royal Bushies, Friends of Royal members, Sutherland Bushcare & Keep Bundeena Beautiful teams, are combining forces to remove Mother of Millions weeds which are invading our National Park. If you can spare an hour or two on Saturday 3rd October from 8.30am, your help would be greatly appreciated. Meet at Bundeena behind numbers 38 and 40 Eric Street. Download Flyer with …Read More
September is the month for Sun Orchids in the Royal. The Dotted Sun Orchid (Thelymitra ixioides) is almost always blue however there is a rare variant resident in the Royal that is white. Just another example of what a special place that the Royal is …and so close to Sydney.
A quite uncommon resident in the Royal is the orchid Cyanicula caerulea or Blue Fairy. This orchid is flowering now (August) if you’re lucky enough to spot it. The species Cyanicula is related to Caladenia but with a different root structure (tubers). It grows in forest and heathland in well-drained and often stony soils.
Here is a summary from the various groups who worked to clean up the park this year. 4 volunteers worked for nearly 4 hours on Saturday morning as our contribution to the Clean Up Australia Day weekend. Concentrating on the Wattamolla precinct, we collected 11 bags of rubbish. As usual, about half was beverage containers with plastic rubbish, cigarette butts, dirty nappies and bottle tops very evident. There are plenty …Read More
The weather was very kind for one of the periodic Bundeena Drive litter clean-up days by a stalwart group of Maianbarians (Alison, Barry, Karen & Jo) led and organised by Bruce. This small but dedicated group collected 11 bags of litter plus sundry flotsam, which was about normal for that section of the road. Of the litter collected, over 50% was beverage bottles and cans. New anti-litter signs have recently …Read More
We believe a Container Deposit Scheme would substantially reduce the amount of litter in the Royal National Park, improve the Park amenity, allow the NPWS to direct its resources to more important issues, and reduce the risk to staff and volunteers who clean up the roads in the Royal. Friends wrote to local state members of parliament urging them to support the introduction of a deposit scheme in NSW. Letters …Read More
You now have just 4 weeks to register to help clean up your park. Saturday morning 28th February at the Wattamolla car-park from 8.30 will be the place to be. If you don’t know what this day is all about, here is a link: Clean-Up Australia Day We will provide gloves, bags and guidance. Come and make new friends and help keep our park beautiful. Go for a swim afterwards, …Read More
During June, Friends donated $500 to Clean-Up Australia’s Container Deposit Scheme campaign. This included a significant personal contribution from one of our members. Friends, who are a member of Clean Up Australia, view beverage containers as one of the most significant forms of litter across the Royal, whether in picnic areas, on beaches or along the Park’s roadsides. A number of Friends volunteers put significant time into removing this litter, …Read More
The Friends of Royal hosted our second seminar earlier today and all agreed it was a most interesting afternoon. It was held at the Environmental Education Centre on Farnell Avenue, Loftus and the 30 or so delegates enjoyed excellent presentations from all 5 speakers and there were plenty of questions. The passion and expertise on display was humbling. For those that missed it and were interested, we intend to post …Read More