Monthly Meeting:  Friday 8th September, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St.

Speaker: Jane Rusden, “Birding in SA Desert country”

Combined Castlemaine Field Naturalist Club and BirdLife Castlemaine District annual presentation

Going bush, watching and photographing birds and then making art about them, is talented local nature artist Jane Rusden’s idea of the perfect day. Jane will talk about her time in remote desert landscapes, namely Nature Foundation’s Witchelina Reserve in outback SA, studying and painting birds and their habitats. She will show examples of her beautiful work and explain how she gets to know the birds she paints on watercolour paper.

Zoom option: For this special combined Birdlife meeting, there will also be the option to join by Zoom if you cannot join us at the meeting room.  For this, please email Peter Turner at to register, and you will then receive the link for joining the meeting by Zoom.

Observations: Members and visitors are invited to share their interesting observations at the meeting. Please email any photos to illustrate your report as JPEG file(s) to Euan Moore ( by noon on the day of the meeting.