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Photo show celebrating our bushlands

As mentioned in a previous post, five local photographers are holding an exhibition at the Newstead Arts Hub in March. They are Janet Barker, Frances Cincotta, Patrick Kavanagh, Geoff Park and Bronwyn Silver.  The exhibition, Photographers of the Goldfields 2020, … Continue reading

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Decline or blip?

Most of our readers will be familiar with Geoff Park’s blog, Natural Newstead. If you haven’t read his recent posts on local bird numbers, it’s worth having a look: During the week I paid visits to Rotunda Park and Mia … Continue reading

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Nature photo show at the Newstead Arts Hub

Local photographers, Janet Barker, Patrick Kavanagh, Geoff Park and Bronwyn Silver, are holding an exhibition, Photographers of the Goldfields, at the Newstead Arts Hub in March. Frances Cincotta will be also contributing some recent macro photos of native plants. From … Continue reading

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Launch of Trace Balla’s latest book

Come along to the launch of Trace Balla’s latest book — Landing With Wings — set right here on Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Trace is the much loved creator of creator of Rivertime and Rockhopping, The Thank You Dish and … Continue reading

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Alison Pouliot in Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Garden Club has invited FOBIF members and supporters to their March meeting: We have been lucky enough to secure Dr Alison Pouliot as our speaker. Alison is an honorary fellow at Australian National University, and has published The … Continue reading

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Some good news . . .

The Andrews government has closed an “outdated” legal loophole that allowed people to kill wombats without a permit in eastern Victoria. More than 4000 wombats are killed each year, according to the Victorian Greens, because of a decades-old rule that … Continue reading

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The year ahead

We recently sent a fobif newsletter to our members. We have reprinted a version here for our members and supporters who may not have received it. Welcome to 2020 – a year with a difference and with many challenges across … Continue reading

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How will fire change Victoria?

The Victorian National Parks Association has recently provided an analysis of environmental issues related to the bushfire crisis: Victoria is one of the most fire prone places on earth, and this is being made a far more severe problem by … Continue reading

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Christmas wishes

The FOBIF committee wishes all friends of our forests a happy Christmas and a great new year. We’ll be sending out a membership renewal form and the 2020 walks list in January. Our 2020 walks program will also be available … Continue reading

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FOBIF breakup reminder: 9 December

Members and supporters of FOBIF are welcome at this years BBQ breakup in Walmer. Find out where and what to bring here.

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