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FOBIF July 21 walk: Drummond North/Fryers Nature Conservation Reserve

Starting on the Old Drummond Road, we’ll take a route centred on Nener Track. This short, pretty track is the site of abundant populations of two rare plants—Round-leaf Flat Pea and Fryerstown Grevillea. The route will give walkers a chance … Continue reading

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FOBIF AGM 12 August: Geoff Park presentation

As mentioned in a previous post Geoff Park will be our guest speaker at the FOBIF AGM on 12 August in the Senior Citizens Centre, Mechanics Lane at 7.30.  Woodland birds in central Victoria – historical observations, current status and … Continue reading

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The importance of invisible things

Newstead Landcare presentation by Patrick Kavanagh Every day, we walk through another world hidden from our naked eye. A tiny world, on a scale of millimetres, best seen through a macrophotographer’s lens. Join Newstead Landcare for a glimpse into this secret … Continue reading

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Ever wondered what that orange stuff is?

It’s all over the place. It’s quite attractive too…but what is it? If you’ve ever asked that question, as we have, the answer is at hand, in the latest edition of Wombat Forestcare’s wonderful newsletter. In a typically informative article, … Continue reading

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FOBIF AGM: August 12, 2024

Local bird expert and photographer, Geoff Park will be the guest speaker at this year’s FOBIF Annual General Meeting on August 12. Most of our readers will be familiar with his website, Natural Newstead which he set up in 2010. … Continue reading

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Short FOBIF walk in Whiskey Gully

  A dozen people enjoyed winter sunshine on Mount Alexander (Leanganook) on Sunday’s short walk. We began at Dog Rocks and strolled down Whiskey Gully before looping back to the start. Recent rains meant there was abundant fungi and once … Continue reading

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Long FOBIF walk along Boundary Creek

A small group of four completed the longish Boundary Creek loop and enjoyed beautiful winter weather and ideal walking conditions.. This year the creek wasn’t flowing but it still looked really pretty as it meandered between moss-covered rock walls or high … Continue reading

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Long and short FOBIF walks, June 16 2024

Long Walk – Boundary Creek The long walk this year explores Boundary Creek in the Upper Loddon State Forest. It is an area not frequently visited and the creek and surrounds have a fairly remote feel with attractive bush and … Continue reading

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Birds of the Castlemaine region book

In 2018, BirdLife Castlemaine – the newest regional branch of BirdLife Australia – was launched, and has subsequently held regular walks, talks, nature diary days, surveys and other activities.  The geographic extent of the branch overlaps considerably with FOBIFs area … Continue reading

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An expedition through time

A good group braved the chill to walk along Forest Creek yesterday. Led by Marie Jones, the walk started at the Monster Meeting site and walked north along the track to Expedition Pass Reservoir (through Castlemaine Diggings NHP). Pauses were … Continue reading

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