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FOBIF breakup in Walmer

About 20 people gathered at Walmer last Monday for the FOBIF end of the year BBQ. It was perfect weather for a relaxed and enjoyable end of the year celebration. The FOBIF committee wishes all friends of our forests a … Continue reading

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Last weekend for nature photography show at Newstead

This weekend (22-23 December) is the last one for the Nature Photography in the Goldfields exhibition by Patrick Kavanagh, Geoff Park and Bronwyn Silver at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub. The ‘Hub’ will be open from 10am – 4pm.

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FOBIF breakup reminder

The FOBIF breakup for the year is on next Monday, 10 December beginning at 6pm. Further details can be found here. All FOBIF members and supporters are welcome.

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Nature photo shows

The opening of Nature Photography in the Goldfields by Geoff Park, Patrick Kavanagh and Bronwyn Silver will take place this Sunday at 11am at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided. The exhibition will run … Continue reading

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FOBIF 2018 breakup

On Monday 10 December Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests is having a BBQ at Bronwyn Silver’s place in Walmer. It starts at 6 pm and the address is 1036 Muckleford-Walmer Road, Walmer.  BYO *  food to share, including something for … Continue reading

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Nature Photography at Newstead Railway Arts Hub

Patrick Kavanagh, Geoff Park and Bronwyn Silver are holding a photographic exhibition at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub starting on Saturday  December 2018.  The expression “taking photographs” is a curious and revealing usage. In English, we don’t “make” photographs, we … Continue reading

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Talking Fire: Reviving Indigenous Burning Practices

How we manage fire is an important conversation for rural and bush communities. What can we learn from how Aboriginal people used fire? Are those techniques applicable today in local landscapes that have changed a lot over the last 200 … Continue reading

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Who lives in the Wombat Forest?

Gayle Osborne from Wombat Forestcare is giving a short presentation on the amazing wildlife and threatened species of the Wombat Forest at 6pm on 20 November in the Ray Bradfield Room, Castlemaine. Wombat Forestcare has spent years learning about, promoting … Continue reading

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BirdLife Castlemaine AGM and Geoff Park presentation

The inaugural Annual General Meeting of the BirdLife Castlemaine District Branch will be held on 27 October. This historic occasion includes a presentation by local bird expert and photographer, Geoff Park, and a short guided bird walk. BirdLife Castlemaine AGM and … Continue reading

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One million deer in Victoria!

In a recent article, the Victorian National Parks Association has this to say about the deer population explosion in Victoria: Deer have become Victoria’s cane toads. With a population of around 1 million deer in the state, and probably growing … Continue reading

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