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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… NEW!
Wattles of the region
Mosses of Dry Forest book
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The Andrews government has closed an “outdated” legal loophole that allowed people to kill wombats without a permit in eastern Victoria. More than 4000 wombats are killed each year, according to the Victorian Greens, because of a decades-old rule that … Continue reading
We recently sent a fobif newsletter to our members. We have reprinted a version here for our members and supporters who may not have received it. Welcome to 2020 – a year with a difference and with many challenges across … Continue reading
The Victorian National Parks Association has recently provided an analysis of environmental issues related to the bushfire crisis: Victoria is one of the most fire prone places on earth, and this is being made a far more severe problem by … Continue reading
The FOBIF committee wishes all friends of our forests a happy Christmas and a great new year. We’ll be sending out a membership renewal form and the 2020 walks list in January. Our 2020 walks program will also be available … Continue reading
Members and supporters of FOBIF are welcome at this years BBQ breakup in Walmer. Find out where and what to bring here.
On Monday 9 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
There will be a presentation on Thursday 21 November at Newstead Community Centre, Lyons Street, Newstead at 8pm. The subject is ‘The Secret Life of Mistletoe’ by David M Watson. All welcome. A gold coin donation would be appreciated. David … Continue reading
Wild deer are now listed as a high priority pest animal in many jurisdictions across Australia and more stories are emerging of landholders being increasingly impacted by deer, while members of the public are very concerned about deer damage in … Continue reading
FOBIF has produced eight greeting cards featuring photographs of our local bushlands. All the photos have been part of FOBIF photo exhibitions. Photographers are Joy Clusker, Patrick Kavanagh, Damian Kelly, Geoff Park, Bronwyn Silver, Bernard Slattery and Noel Young. Click … Continue reading