Category Archives: Walks

June walk: up and over!

A strong group tackled FOBIF’s June ‘long walk’ yesterday. Led by Jeremy Holland, the group ambled along the eastern lower slope of the Mount before climbing steeply past Black Wallaby rocks and on over to Lang’s lookout. The promised steep … Continue reading

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June ‘short walk’: Leisurely amble

Another strong group undertook a 6 kilometre walk which began on the Old Coach Road and then followed a loop from Rilen Track in the Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve.  The emphasis was on observation and identification with Frances Cincotta … Continue reading

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Registration for June FOBIF walks

Due to government regulations about the number of people allowed to gather outside we need people to register for the FOBIf walks next Sunday (June 20). If you would like to go on the Mount Alexander walk contact Jeremy on … Continue reading

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Fryers Ridge short walk: 20 June

The shorter of the two walks on offer on 20 June will be a 5km loop in Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve a few kilometers west of Taradale, led by Frances Cincotta and Bronwyn Silver. We will be focusing on … Continue reading

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Mount Alexander long walk: 20 June

This FOBIF walk will be just under 12km which doesn’t sound very long but the majority is off-track negotiating rocks and other obstacles so is fairly slow going. In addition there is a sustained climb up past Black Wallaby Rocks … Continue reading

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May FOBIF walk

A strong group of walkers followed Joy Clusker and Dianne Davies on a route through the Pilcher’s Bridge Nature Conservation Reserve yesterday. This was FOBIF’s first excursion ‘north of the border’ into the City of Greater Bendigo, and guess what? … Continue reading

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May FOBIF walk

Our next FOBIF walk will be at Pilchers Bridge Nature Conservation Reserve on Sunday 16 May. The Reserve is 30km NE of Castlemaine. There is no need to book for this walk and everyone is welcome. Bring fungi and eucalypt … Continue reading

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March geology excursion with Clive Willman

Report written by Cassia Read. Clive Willman led members of FOBIF on a fascinating geological tour, exploring the dynamic history of volcanoes and rivers that shaped landscapes in the Mount Alexander region. Evidence of this history was visible in rock … Continue reading

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Making the stones talk

FOBIF’s March ‘walk’ yesterday was a geology tour of the district led by Clive Willman. Good numbers turned up despite the rain, which turned out to be reasonably friendly, though umbrellas did come out at one of the stops. Volcanoes, … Continue reading

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Our first walk for 2021

A geology tour on March 21 led by well-known geologist Clive Willman will be the first 2021 event for the FOBIF walks program. This car excursion will be around the Guildford Plateau and Mount Franklin, an area shaped by the … Continue reading

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