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FOBIF walk cancelled for July 18

We regret that the COVID lockdown has meant we have had to cancel Sunday’s FOBIF walk. The Beyond the Res (II) walk will now take place on August 15 and the Mount Alexander walk planned for that day will be … Continue reading

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June ‘short walk’: Leisurely amble

Another strong group undertook a 6 kilometre walk which began on the Old Coach Road and then followed a loop from Rilen Track in the Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve.  The emphasis was on observation and identification with Frances Cincotta … Continue reading

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Update on Sunday’s walks

Due to the relaxation in government regulations there is no need to register for the Fobif walks on Sunday. Everyone is welcome. We will be meeting at the Community House at 9.30 on Sunday.

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Registration for June FOBIF walks

Due to government regulations about the number of people allowed to gather outside we need people to register for the FOBIf walks next Sunday (June 20). If you would like to go on the Mount Alexander walk contact Jeremy on … Continue reading

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Fryers Ridge short walk: 20 June

The shorter of the two walks on offer on 20 June will be a 5km loop in Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve a few kilometers west of Taradale, led by Frances Cincotta and Bronwyn Silver. We will be focusing on … Continue reading

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Mount Alexander long walk: 20 June

This FOBIF walk will be just under 12km which doesn’t sound very long but the majority is off-track negotiating rocks and other obstacles so is fairly slow going. In addition there is a sustained climb up past Black Wallaby Rocks … Continue reading

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May FOBIF walk

A strong group of walkers followed Joy Clusker and Dianne Davies on a route through the Pilcher’s Bridge Nature Conservation Reserve yesterday. This was FOBIF’s first excursion ‘north of the border’ into the City of Greater Bendigo, and guess what? … Continue reading

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May FOBIF walk

Our next FOBIF walk will be at Pilchers Bridge Nature Conservation Reserve on Sunday 16 May. The Reserve is 30km NE of Castlemaine. There is no need to book for this walk and everyone is welcome. Bring fungi and eucalypt … Continue reading

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It was super but not pink

A ‘pink’ supermoon lit up the sky above Australia last Tuesday night. The moon, which began rising around 5:30 pm, appeared 17 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual. Several small groups gathered at different vantage points … Continue reading

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MAS survey: Your community, your vision

Mount Alexander Shire is currently asking residents to respond to a survey about the Shire and its future. Responses to the survey will ‘inform the development of a new ten-year Community Vision, as well as our four-year Council Plan, and … Continue reading

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