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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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FOBIF 2020 breakup

On Monday 7 December Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests is having a BBQ at Bronwyn Silver’s place in Walmer. It starts at 6 pm and the address is 1036 Muckleford-Walmer Road, Walmer. BYO *  food to share, including something for … Continue reading

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That was the year…

FOBIF had a successful AGM last Monday night. The text below is the President’s report, given by Marie Jones. Below it is the new committee elected on the night: ************** The effects of COVID-19 had an impact on what FOBIF … Continue reading

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The cost of deer

The Victorian government’s Deer Control strategy was at last released on October 30. You can find it here. The strategy contains some quite frightening info—with photos— about the damage increasing deer populations are doing to the agriculture sector and protected … Continue reading

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Kalimna Park co-management: an update

As we’ve previously reported, work is under way to produce a new management plan for Kalimna Park, in the Balak Kalik Manya (Walking Together) project. A progress report by Harley Douglas, manager of the project, is published below. It’s worth … Continue reading

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Disasters (1): ‘the outlook is alarming’

The Royal Commission into national natural disaster arrangements has released a report nearly six hundred pages long scoping the scale of natural disasters in Australia, and what can be done to avert the worst consequences of such events. You can … Continue reading

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Disasters (2): we have a report. What action can we expect?

The Commission has made over a hundred recommendations.  The question is: how many of them will actually be implemented? This will depend on how much political pressure is put on to Government: but you can get a sobering clue from … Continue reading

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FOBIF AGM reminder

As mentioned in a previous post FOBIF has decided to have a Zoom AGM on Monday November 9 at 7.30. Members and supporters who wish to attend can register by emailing FOBIF (info@fobif.org.au). We would like people to register 48 … Continue reading

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Another hunting riddle: the state government and duck shooting

A couple of years ago we expressed surprise at the apparently supine attitude of the state Labor government before the hunting lobby. It’s so called ‘deer strategy‘, for example,  was ‘more concerned to gratify the hunting lobby than to respond … Continue reading

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