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FOBIF walk 16 October 2022

This is a relatively short walk (less than 6 km) but it is off track and conditions vary. In places the ground is hard, rocky and quite uneven. There are also loose rocks, sticks, fallen branches and tussocks. The undergrowth … Continue reading

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Moss greeting cards

FOBIF is now selling moss greeting cards on line. The cards feature local moss photos by Bernard Slattery and Bronwyn Silver.  Each folded card is 10 x 14.5 cm with botanical details on the back. They are available for sale … Continue reading

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FOBIF walks news

Alex Panelli will lead our last walk for the year in the Fryers Ridge area on Sunday 16 October. Details about this walk can be found here and Alex will post further information in a later on this site. The … Continue reading

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Walk on Sunday, 18 September

This Sunday’s 5 km walk will be in the Muckleford Forest. The walk will be leisurely with plenty of time to look at wildflowers including the many orchids that will be flowering now. We will be meeting at the Community … Continue reading

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When it rains, it roars

La Nina is rolling on, and maybe we’re in danger of forgetting what it’s like when the country is turning to dust! Solid rain last week brought sights we’ve seen intermittently, but not too often in the last twenty odd … Continue reading

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Reminder: FOBIF AGM next Monday (September 12)

The Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests will be held in the Ray Bradfield Room at 7.30 next Monday. This meeting room is in Victory Park, Castlemaine with access from the IGA carpark or Mostyn Street. The … Continue reading

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Water and wattle

Despite the damp weather lately it is rather nice out in the bush if you like water or wattle or preferably both. The photos are around Tarilta Creek and the two well known and lesser known falls there which are … Continue reading

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Signs of the ancient and dynamic Earth

The mysterious sandstone layers of Castlemaine and Chewton are one of the most defining characteristics of the local bush. Like the bones of some ancient earthly animal, they form a pattern of upstanding ribs that hold clues to the land’s … Continue reading

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Reminder about FOBIF AGM on 12 September

As outlined in a previous post, the FOBIF AGM will be held in the Ray Bradfield Room on 12 September beginning at 7.30. After a short time for AGM formalities Patrick Kavanagh will deliver on talk on Photographing Nature. Patrick … Continue reading

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Next Sunday’s walk, 21 August

Next Sunday’s walk led by Barb Guerin and Lionel Jenkins will be in the Metcalfe Nature Reserve. This is about 20 km east of Castlemaine. The walk will be approximately 7 km. If you would prefer to join the group … Continue reading

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