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New fungi book by Alison Pouliot

‘In the gloom of the forest floor, fallen branches are sheathed with fungal stripes of yellow and purple. But beneath the colourful surface, the fallen litter is alive with the clandestine workings of fungi.’ What can we learn from the … Continue reading

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One more contribution to FOBIF turns 25

Liz Martin has sent us this contribution. Mount Alexander I love to wander the ridges and gullies. I often walk and find new places that I name. Valley of the dead trees is one.  The different environments from the summit … Continue reading

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Subscriptions are now due

We have recently sent our 2023 FOBIF newsletter with a renewal membership form to members. If you haven’t received one or would like to become a member you can find the membership form and payment details here. 

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Have your say: MAS draft budget

Mount Alexander Shire residents have been asked to complete an online survey about priorities for MAS spending in the next financial year, 2023- 2024. The survey is a good opportunity to make submissions that recognise the natural environment as a … Continue reading

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More contributions to FOBIF turns 25 show

We have had a terrific response to our call for contributions to our FOBIF turns 25 exhibition. You can see all the entries here. The closing date for contributions is in just over a week (31st January). You can find … Continue reading

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2023 FOBIF walks program

The 2023 FOBIF walks program is now on the website. The first walk is on Sunday 19 March. All walks start at the Community House in Templeton Street at 9.30am apart from the July 16 Long Walk led by Jeremy … Continue reading

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Colours from an ancient ocean

There are many sites around the Castlemaine area where 19th Century gold miners have removed all traces of soil in a process called ‘ground sluicing’. A blight upon the environment, but also, a wonderful opportunity to take a peek at … Continue reading

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Another contribution to Fobif turns 25 show

Phil Ingamells has sent in the this photo and text for the Fobif turns 25 exhibition. New contributions from Janet Barker, Christine Henderson, Damian Kelly, and Philip and Judy Hopley, can be found here.  There are so many ways to … Continue reading

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More contributions to Fobif turns 25 show

Jeremy Holland and Jane Rusden have sent these photos and accompanying text for our Fobif turns 25 exhibition. There is is a few weeks to go if you would like to be part of this project. Check out the details here. Jeremy … Continue reading

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New Biodiversity Council

This news arrived last Tuesday and could be worth following to see how the huge environmental problems we all face can be successfully tackled … Welcome to the first Biodiversity Council news!   Biodiversity Council The Australian Government’s response to Graeme … Continue reading

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