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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.
Native Pea Greeting Cards
Greeting Cards – Series 3
Native Peas of the region book
Wattles of the region book
Eucalypts of the region book
Mosses of Dry Forest book
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Our first fobif event for the year was a geology excursion led by Clive Willman on 21 March 2021. We wrote a summary of this on the website and now Cassia Read has written a comprehensive and extremely informative report. … Continue reading
The next FOBIF bush walk ‘Waterway and gully: Middleton Creek’ will take place next Sunday, 18 April. We will meet at the Community House in Templeton Street at 9.30. There is no need to register for this walk. All welcome. … Continue reading
Since 2013, Connecting Country, local Landcare, and other community groups have organised a free ‘Camp Out on the Mount’ event on Leanganook/Mount Alexander. This year, to reduce the risk of having to cancel or reschedule, they have decided to jump … Continue reading
The FOBIF geology tour will still take place today despite the rain. For people who have registered we are meeting at 9,30 at the Community House.
We have taken some of photos from the new Native Pea book and made them into greeting cards with detailed species notes on the back. They are now available in a set of 8 with envelopes for $20. The cards … Continue reading
There are now 25 people booked into our FOBIF geology tour led by Clive Willman on March 21. If you would still like to come contact us (email@example.com) and we will put on the waiting list.
Bendigo Field Naturalists Rod and Jan Orr told me of an unusual observation they made on Railway Dam Track just out of Chewton. They found a Box Mistletoe with yellow flowers rather than the usual bright red. It’s easy to … Continue reading
A geology tour on March 21 led by well-known geologist Clive Willman will be the first 2021 event for the FOBIF walks program. This car excursion will be around the Guildford Plateau and Mount Franklin, an area shaped by the … Continue reading
There are several ways you can be part of FOBIF activities in 2021 as well as coming on our monthly walks. Committee meetings are open to all members. They are held between 6 and 7 pm at the Community House, … Continue reading
Frances Cincotta started her nursery, Newstead Natives, in 1999. In the nursery she propagates almost 200 species for local habitat restoration and sells 25000 plants each year. Many people will be familiar with Newstead Natives’s presence on Facebook and Instagram … Continue reading