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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.
Greeting Cards – Series 2
Wattles of the region
Mosses of Dry Forest book
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As mentioned in a previous post FOBIF has decided to have a Zoom AGM on Monday November 9 at 7.30. Members and supporters who wish to attend can register by emailing FOBIF (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would like people to register 48 … Continue reading
Twenty walkers in two groups set off last Sunday for a delightful walk along the Coliban Water Reserve in Kennedy’s Lane where the old Harcourt Channel runs through remnant wetland on the outskirts of the Chewton Bushlands. The pace was … Continue reading
Twenty people have registered for our October FOBIF walk. This is the maximum number of people we can have in two walking groups with current regulations. There maybe some people who end up withdrawing so still let us know if … Continue reading
As mentioned in a previous post there will be a FOBIF walk on Sunday 18th October in the Chewton Bushlands led by Antoinette Birkenbeil and Karen Baker. (We briefly had the wrong date for the walk but now corrected.) On … Continue reading
It has been a unusual spring both in terms of the abundance of wildflowers and the number of people out there walking and enjoying the bush. Greenhoods have been particularly impressive. This was one of many patches in the bush … Continue reading
Alison Pouliot has given us the link to her terrific new video on fungi. Check it out if you’d like a neat summary of fungi in under 5 minutes from an expert.
It looks like we will be able to have our Sunday 18th October walk in the Chewton Bushlands led by Antoinette Birkenbeil and Karen Baker due to changes in lockdown regulations. Check out the walks page for more details about … Continue reading
Our greeting cards are now available from Buda, 42 Hunter St, Castlemaine, Friday to Sunday, 1-4 pm and Falkner Gallery, 35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Thursday to Saturday, 11-4 pm. We can also deliver them if you live reasonably close to … Continue reading
Yesterday’s FOBIF walking group was divided into two for the expedition into the upper reaches of the Columbine Creek catchment—COVID 19 regulations obliging us to keep each group’s numbers below ten. The two groups approached the circuit from opposite directions, … Continue reading