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Acknowledgement of CountryFriends of the Box Ironbark Forests would like to acknowledge the elders of the Dja Dja Wurrung community and their forebears as the traditional owners of Country in the Mount Alexander Region. We recognise that the Dja Dja Wurrung people have been custodians of this land for many centuries and have performed age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal on their land. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.
Wattles book … NEW
Mosses of Dry Forest book
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Here are two beautiful photos that have been submitted to FOBIF for our November ‘Creatures’ show at TOGS. Keep them coming! You can now view our ‘Creatures’ Flickr photo album.
Steve Williams has been studying local moths for over a decade and will be sharing some of his fascinating findings at Newstead Community Centre this Thursday 17th May at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the one-hour talk which will … Continue reading
The theme of the next FOBIF photo exhibition is Creatures. TOGS Cafe in Castlemaine will host the exhibition in November 2018. So if you have a favourite photo/s of wildlife in our region send them along to FOBIF (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is also plenty … Continue reading
Our latest FOBIF publication, Wattles of the Mount Alexander Shire, will be launched next Saturday morning, 28 April in the Phee Broadway Theatre Foyer at 11 am. You can find all the details here. If you can’t make the launch, … Continue reading
Acacia, known in Australia as wattle, is the largest genus of plants in the country — nearly 1000 species! Its brilliant flowers transform winter and spring landscapes. Our sporting teams wear its green and gold colours. Sprigs of wattle flowers … Continue reading
Despite intermittent showers 18 walkers enjoyed a day visiting Browns Gully and the surrounding area last Sunday, ably led by Ron Wescott. Such a good turnout shows the popularity and value of these walks. Recently the bush had been looking … Continue reading
Ever wanted to go on a walk in our local bush with plenty of birds to observe along the way? Damian Kelly’s new publication, Castlemaine bird walks: a guide to walks and birds in the Castlemaine district, will give you … Continue reading
A new publication, Native plants and animals of the Chewton Bushlands, was launched on 17 March in the Tea Rooms of the Botanic Gardens. The authors are Karen Baker, Antoinette Birkenbeil and Hannah Nichols. Ian Higgins launched the guide with … Continue reading
Patrick Kavanagh’s upcoming photo exhibition, Small World – Visions from Another Dimension, will interest macro photographers and nature enthusiasts. The two photos here are examples of the extraordinary detail and fascinating subject matter of his images, all taken at his … Continue reading
Alison Pouliot is running workshops and seminars on natural history photography covering various environmental themes this summer. 31 January 2018 – Snake Valley – The science and art of nature photography 9 February 2018 – Otway Ranges – A murder … Continue reading