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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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Last Sunday’s FOBIF excursion was a 5 km loop walk in Wewak Track area at the southern end of the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. It was a warm overcast day and fortunately the threatened rain held off. Numerous plant … Continue reading
The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre has asked us to publicise this new Maldon street festival that will take place this Sunday (September 22). Ditch your car for the day! Maldon goes car free for climate action Walk, cycle, catch the bus … Continue reading
Jase Haysom, well known local map maker, will be our speaker at the upcoming FOBIF AGM on Monday 9 September. The meeting will start at 7.30 in the Ray Bradfield Room, Castlemaine (next to Mostyn Street IGA supermarket). Information on … Continue reading
Tim Low, biologist and best-selling author of author of seven books about nature, will be giving 2 talks in central Vic, discussing The New Nature. This intriguing work looks at how modern human activity is changing the lives of many … Continue reading
Twenty people sent in scores of photos for our recent photo project and entries have now closed. Below is a selection of the photos that arrived in the last week. The quality and variety of contributions has been terrific. The … Continue reading
The final date to send in photos for our Flickr website and TOGS exhibition is 19 August. You can see the details here and our full Flickr page here.
Jase Haysom, well known local map maker, will be our speaker at the upcoming FOBIF AGM on 9 September. Jase describes himself as ‘an incidental cartographer’: I did not consciously decide that I would become a cartographer. It seems that, … Continue reading
Noel Young has sent us this beautiful photo of the Castlemaine Spider Orchid for our TOGS photo project. Photo submissions need to be in by August 19. You can find the guidelines here and you can see the project Flickr album … Continue reading
Damian Kelly has sent us a photo of two young Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) peeping out of an old fence post. People might remember Damian’s Antechinus photo (second one) that was very popular in TOGS show last year. There are … Continue reading