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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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Category Archives: Moss and Liverwort Field Guide group
Over 100 people packed into the Phee Broadway Theatre foyer last Saturday for the launch of FOBIF’s latest publication, Mosses of dry forests of south eastern Australia. The book was launched by Frances Cincotta, after co author Cassia Read had … Continue reading
Castlemaine has had less than 40% of its long term average rainfall over the months since the start of October 2012. This is a source of concern for a number of reasons. One is that it has delayed the start … Continue reading
Saturday morning July 28 wasn’t an ideally warm day for crawling around the high points of Mount Alexander, but half a dozen members of FOBIF’s moss group had a pretty interesting … Continue reading
FOBIF’s moss group met at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens last Saturday to move the project further towards its target: to publish a field guide to mosses of the region in Autumn next year. This is not an eccentric interest in … Continue reading
For those interested in the moss identification workshops, Cassia has prepared some moss illustrations. Click here to view them. The first moss workshop recapping what was covered in 2011 is now being organised. Details will be posted on this site.
The Moss and Liverwort Group will be holding their third activity on 26 November at 10.30am at 8 Preshaw Street, Castlemaine. Cass Read is going to lead people through this session which will look closely at the 20 most common local … Continue reading
The next Moss Identification Field Day is on Saturday 8 October at 10 am. The group will be meeting at Clinkers Hill Bushland Reserve. Bring hand lenses and record books. If you would like to find out more about this … Continue reading
To assist in the identification of mosses for the proposed field guide, scanned diagrams can be downloaded here. If you are interested in joining the Moss and Liverwort Field Guide group, ring Beth Mellick on 5472 1316.
Fifteen people took part in a fascinating moss field day at Clinkers Hill Bushland Reserve on 27 August. This was part of the Moss and Liverwort project that is working on producing a brochure about local mosses and liverworts. The group … Continue reading
A meeting took place recently to plan a new field guide about mosses and liverworts. You can find out more about this project by clicking here. Recording sheets for moss observations can be downloaded here and here.