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2021 Walks program and membership

Our walks program for 2021 is now available. It’s a good idea to check our website before each walk. Membership subscriptions for 2021 are now due. If you haven’t received the renewal form in the mail or would like to … Continue reading

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Coming soon!

FOBIF’s latest field guide, Native Peas of the Mount Alexander Region, is in the last stages of preparation, and will be launched in the next couple of months. Similar in format to our guides to moss, eucalypts and wattles, it’s … Continue reading

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Things we don’t need [1]

FOBIF has written to Bush Heritage Australia questioning advice it offers in its leaflet, ‘Beautiful grasses for every garden’. This leaflet promotes the planting of Swamp Foxtail grass [Pennisetum alopecuroides] across Australia. There’s a problem here. According to Agriculture Victoria, … Continue reading

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Things we don’t need [2]

We’ve had the following response from Bush Heritage on the above problem: ‘We understand your concern and appreciate you highlighting that the Swamp Foxtail is classified as an invasive species by Agricultural Victoria. The purpose of the leaflet was to … Continue reading

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A little fungi meditation . . .

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Big turnout despite wintery weather

About thirty FOBIF members and supporters came to the end of the year FOBIF breakup in Walmer last Monday. With thunderstorms and even hail predicted we gathered under cover instead of in the bush and even had the fire going. … Continue reading

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FOBIF break up news

The weather forecast doesn’t look promising for the FOBIF BBQ in Walmer on Monday (December 6). Thunderstorms and hail in the late afternoon and evening are predicted. We will however still go ahead with the breakup. If necessary we can … Continue reading

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Reminder: FOBIF 2020 breakup

The FOBIF breakup BBQ will take place in Walmer on December 7 from 6pm. Details can be found here. All members and supporters are welcome. Ring Bronwyn 044875 if you have any queries. 

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NEW: Series 3 FOBIF greeting cards

We have just released  FOBIF greeting cards, Series 3, with 8 terrific photos by local photographers. Each card has details of the photo on the back.  They are available for sale as a set of 8 with envelopes. Cost for the … Continue reading

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The Seldom Seen Slender Mint-bush

Article by Frances Cincotta I’ve led a monthly bushwalk for 20 years exploring all the local tracks so it is not often I come across a plant I haven’t seen before. On 18th November 2020 I found a population of … Continue reading

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