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September walk cancelled

We have decided to cancel Geoff Nevill’s September FOBIF bushwalk due to the current restrictions on group gatherings. Hopefully we will be able to offer the walk next year. The October walk in the Fryers Ridge will be led by … Continue reading

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A walk on the high side

A small group took on FOBIF’s August walk in brisk sunny weather yesterday. The route started below the Expedition Pass spillway and negotiated the western end of the Reservoir and up to the highest point of Specimen Gully Road, then … Continue reading

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August 15 FOBIF walk

Next Sunday’s walk, Beyond the Res (11), will go ahead but people will have to register with FOBIF beforehand (info@fobif.or.au) New regulations in regional Victoria allow 10 people in a group outside. We will have 2 groups of 10, one … Continue reading

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Pea, legume, or bean?  What does it mean?

Come along (via Zoom®) to FOBIF’s AGM (7:30 p.m. on Monday the 9th of August) and hear Ian Higgins speak on: “Everything you wanted to know about the plant world’s third most diverse family but were too afraid to ask”. … Continue reading

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FOBIF’s 15 August walk

We are not sure what the arrangements will be for the scheduled walk on August 15 Beyond the Res (11) due to restrictions on the numbers allowed at outside gatherings. We may have to cancel the walk or have limited … Continue reading

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More on proposed new National Parks

In a recent post we reported on the Victorian Government decision to create three new national parks in central-west Victoria. Alison Pouliot comments below on proposed long delays in stopping logging in these parks. She has also produced a terrific … Continue reading

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FOBIF walk cancelled for July 18

We regret that the COVID lockdown has meant we have had to cancel Sunday’s FOBIF walk. The Beyond the Res (II) walk will now take place on August 15 and the Mount Alexander walk planned for that day will be … Continue reading

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June ‘short walk’: Leisurely amble

Another strong group undertook a 6 kilometre walk which began on the Old Coach Road and then followed a loop from Rilen Track in the Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve.  The emphasis was on observation and identification with Frances Cincotta … Continue reading

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Update on Sunday’s walks

Due to the relaxation in government regulations there is no need to register for the Fobif walks on Sunday. Everyone is welcome. We will be meeting at the Community House at 9.30 on Sunday.

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Registration for June FOBIF walks

Due to government regulations about the number of people allowed to gather outside we need people to register for the FOBIf walks next Sunday (June 20). If you would like to go on the Mount Alexander walk contact Jeremy on … Continue reading

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