There are only a few small patches of the rare Cumberland Plain Woodland left in Sydney and we need your help to put the buzz back in it!

Our new project ‘Bringing Back the Buzz to the Cumberland Plain Woodland’ will help restore this endangered ecosystem along with its insect pollinators (e.g. bees, hoverflies and butterflies).

We are going to monitor the pollinator response to bush regeneration as they are vital
to the success of a healthy and functioning ecosystem.

The ‘Bringing Back the Buzz’ project aims to support and increase the viability of bush restoration in the Cumberland Plain Woodland by engaging the community to create habitat and resources for pollinators.

How can you help?

You can help look after your own special patch of Cumberland Plain Woodland and its pollinators by:

  • Joining one of our new bushcare groups
  • Coming along to one of our pollinator workshops
  • Planting native flowers in your backyard
  • Reducing pesticide and herbicide use

Upcoming events

Launch of Panorama Estate Bushcare group

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the new Panorama Estate Bushcare Group. Participants will play an active role in looking after the unique bushland in Atlantic Boulevard Reserve – no equipment or experience necessary. Come and join us to celebrate the launch of the group on 16th July with a tree planting day and free BBQ. Bring the whole family, and please wear a hat, long sleeve shirt, long pants and enclosed shoes.

Where: Atlantic Boulevard Reserve, Glenfield NSW 2167

When: 10am-12pm, 16th July 2017

RSVP: email or call 4645 4194

Emma Reynolds plants a tree in honour of her mum, Bernadette Mackinnon

Where are we working?

The Buzz project is working with Campbelltown, Liverpool and Camden Council to start up new bushcare groups in South Western Sydney to help protect and enhance small fragments of  Cumberland Plain Woodland. We are monitoring how pollinators respond to bushcare at:

  • Harrington Forest, Harrington Park (bushcare group meets 3rd Saturday of the month at Scanlon Cres, Harrington Park)
  • Cessna Reserve, Middleton Grange (bushcare groups meets 2nd Sunday of the month at Hemsworth Ave, Middleton Grange)
  • Amalfi Park, Lurnea (bushcare group meets 1st Sunday of the month at Reilly St, Lurnea)
  • John Kidd Reserve, Blair Athol (bushcare group meets 2nd Sunday of the month at The Kraal Drive, Blair Athol)
  • Panorama Park, Glenfield (regular date coming soon!)
  • Spring Farm Bushland Corridor (regular date coming soon!)

This interactive map shows the six sites which we are working at and if you click on the blue markers – you can see a photo of where we are working


Want to know more – send us an email!

‘Bringing back the buzz to the Cumberland Plain Woodland’ is managed by the National Parks Association of NSW Inc. and has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.