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More photos coming in for TOGS show

We now have over 4o beautiful photos for our Box-Ironbark Forests photo project. Click on Janet’s photo below to see the photos displayed on Flickr. You can send photos for this project till the 19 August. See here for the … Continue reading

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Another terrific photo for our TOGS show

Mitchell Parker sent us this atmospheric photo of a Cherry Ballart Exocarpos cupressiformis on Mount Alexander on a misty morning. You can find out how to contribute photos to the TOGS show here.  And don’t forget that entries to the Eucalypt photo … Continue reading

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First photo for our TOGS show collection

As mentioned in a previous post this year’s TOGS show will run from 19 September till 24 October and the theme is a general one about our local Box-Ironbark Forests. The closing date for the submission of photos is 19th August. … Continue reading

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Wetland Plant Identification course

Registrations are now open for the Wetland Plant Identification Course 2019 run byDamien Cook and Elaine Bayes. The course starts on 31 October 2019. To find out more click on the image above.  

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Call for photos

This year’s FOBIF exhibition will be a general one about our local Box-Ironbark Forests. TOGS Cafe in Castlemaine will host the exhibition in September and October 2019.   It will be our 6th photo exhibition at TOGS and our 10th overall. … Continue reading

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First National Frog Count

Local frog expert, Elaine Bayes, has forwarded the latest information on Australia’s first National Frog Count: In just one year, FrogID has generated the equivalent of 13% of all frog records collected in Australia over the last 240 years. The … Continue reading

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Eucalypt photo competition

The Threatened Species Recovery Hub  is undertaking a nation-wide assessment of the conservation status of Australian eucalypt, which includes the genera Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora. The assessment will help conservation managers to understand which species are at risk and will … Continue reading

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In a different light … an exhibition by David Oldfield

David Oldfield’s fascinating exhibition, ‘In a Different Light: Australian Native Flower Photographs in Ultraviolet Light’, opened last Sunday (2nd June) at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub. David points out in an introductory pamphlet that camera manufacturers go to great lengths … Continue reading

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An invasive South American weed: Espartillo

Margaret Panter has produced another weed identification  pamphlet, this time about an invasive South American weed, Espartillo. If the text below is hard to read you could try this link for a clearer copy.

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Burns Hill – a recovering landscape

There was a good turnout for the first FOBIF walk this year despite the hot weather. The 5km trek began at the Chewton Shop and followed Forest Creek to the Monster Meeting site. It was then up Burns Hill with … Continue reading

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