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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.
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This Silver Banksia, Banksia marginata, was photographed recently on the Campbells Creek Trail. The species was virtually wiped out in this region in the nineteenth century. The many healthy trees along the creek are testament to the work of Friends Campbells … Continue reading
Margaret Panter has produced a useful leaflet with photos and drawings to help people distinguish between Needle Grasses and Native Grasses. You can download a PDF version of the pamphlet here. Contact Margaret Panter on 5470 5072 between 7am and … Continue reading
FOBIF now has an Instagram feed and we would like invite members and supporters to send their local nature photos to email@example.com so we can include them on the site. To have a look at the site select the new … Continue reading
In an earlier post we told readers about Alison Pouliot’s new book, The Allure of Fungi, published by the CSIRO. Details of the book and where to purchase it can be found here. Wombat Forestcare and Alison will formally launch the … Continue reading
This year has been the worst on record for drownings of native water rats, and the second worst for platypus. According to DELWP, an average of five platypus are drowned per week in Victoria, victims of illegal or inappropriate yabbie … Continue reading
Join Connecting Country and Muckleford Catchment Landcare on Saturday 19 January 2019 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm to learn about snake ecology and behaviour. Snakes play an important role in healthy ecosystems, snacking on frogs and smaller reptiles and providing a food … Continue reading
About 20 people gathered at Walmer last Monday for the FOBIF end of the year BBQ. It was perfect weather for a relaxed and enjoyable end of the year celebration. The FOBIF committee wishes all friends of our forests a … Continue reading
This weekend (22-23 December) is the last one for the Nature Photography in the Goldfields exhibition by Patrick Kavanagh, Geoff Park and Bronwyn Silver at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub. The ‘Hub’ will be open from 10am – 4pm.
The FOBIF breakup for the year is on next Monday, 10 December beginning at 6pm. Further details can be found here. All FOBIF members and supporters are welcome.