FOBIF gears up for a Wattle guide

Spreading Wattle (Acacia genistifolia). Walmer, April 2017

FOBIF has undertaken the production of a field guide to local Acacias, modelled on its guide to local Eucalypts. Like the Eucalypt guide it will be directed at beginners, and will be generously illustrated with photos to help identification.

The project is a tribute to the work of the late Ern Perkins, a fundamental figure in field naturalist studies in this region for many decades. At the launch of the Eucalypt guide last September Ern, though in frail health, was heard to declare, ‘Now for a wattle guide.’ The current project will start from the many leaflets and guides Ern produced over the years.

The wattle project is financed by FOBIF, and supported by donations from Connecting Country and the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria. It is supported by Castlemaine FNC and local landcare and Friends groups.

We thank members for their generous donations this year.  These funds will go towards the development and publication of the Wattle guide

Publication is set for April 2018.

Hedge Wattle (Acacia paradoxa). Walmer, April 2017

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One Response to FOBIF gears up for a Wattle guide

  1. Frank Forster says:

    Great … I’ve already been spruiking it at the EnviroShop in Newstead

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