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Fuel breaks: the story so far

Local enviro groups have been briefed on the progress of Strategic Fuel Breaks in the region. As with most things to do with fire and biodiversity management, the picture so far is patchy and its final effects hard to assess. … Continue reading

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What do we know, and where does it lead us?

On the subject of monitoring (see above), how do you decide whether to continue with a project you’ve been working on? Well, you probably check to see how successful you’ve been with your approach so far. On this, we offer … Continue reading

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Oh no–another menace

Not wanting to be depressing or anything as the ‘festive season’ approaches, but here’s the Department of Agriculture on a potentially serious local menace: ‘Chilean needle grass is becoming a serious pasture and environmental weed in south-eastern Australia. It is … Continue reading

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2022 FOBIF breakup

Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests is having a BBQ at Bronwyn Silver’s place in Walmer on Monday 12 December. 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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Restoring the wonderful wetlands of northern Victoria – 16 November 2022

Newstead Landcare Group are hosting a special presentation by Damien Cook, local wetland expert and ecologist with Wetland Revival Trust. Restoring the wonderful wetlands of northern Victoria Wednesday 16 November 2022 from 7.30 – 8.30 pm Newstead Community Centre, 9 Lyons … Continue reading

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At last!

To many people, it’s seemed like a wait of a million years. Now it’s over: Leon Costermans’s long awaited geology book is now available. Directed at anyone interested in our environment, the book is geologically accurate and written in accessible … Continue reading

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2023 FOBIF 25 years show

As part of our lead up to the FOBIF 25 years show,  Mike Evans has sent us these photos about an area of bush that has special significance to him.    I live in Peelers Road Barkers Creek and the … Continue reading

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Great Southern Bioblitz

The Great Southern Bioblitz on iNaturalist runs from midnight on Thursday 27th October to midnight on 31st October. The idea is for the community to capture as many records (photo or sound recording) of life forms in the wild i.e. … Continue reading

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Houses, people, nature

In case you missed it: the Mount Alexander Shire is doing a housing and neighbourhood character study for the townships of Castlemaine, Campbells Creek and Chewton. It’s looking for your input. The date for submissions is Sunday November 6. You can … Continue reading

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Grevillea obtecta talk and walk cancelled

Castlemaine Field Naturalists have informed us that the planned Grevillea obtecta talk and investigation walk planned for tonight and tomorrow have unfortunately had to be cancelled. Readers looking around them will not be surprised to find that the reason for … Continue reading

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