Restoring the wonderful wetlands of northern Victoria

Hosted by Newstead Landcare Group

Newstead Landcare Group are hosting a special presentation by Damien Cook,Co-Director and Restoration Ecologist at Wetland Revival Trust. Wednesday 16 November 2022 from 7.30 – 8.30 pm followed by a cuppa at Newstead Community Centre, 9 Lyons St, Newstead All are welcome. Entry is by donation to Wetland Revival Trust to aid purchase of Wirra-Lo …

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It’s on again: GSB22

The Great Southern Bioblitz is on Friday 28th - Monday 31st October

Have fun, get out in the bush or wander around your garden and see what you can find. Take photos or sound recordings and load these observations into iNaturalist. When loading a sighting you should identify what you have seen to the best of your ability. Your identification need only be at the level of …

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ATTENTION – ATTENTION!  CHANGE TO SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER EXCURSION

Visit to Julie Radford’s orchid nursery and laboratory

Due to the weather conditions, instead of exploring The Monk with orchid expert Julie Radford we will be visiting her laboratory and nursery in Kangaroo Flat. This is a unique opportunity to see the work Julie is doing propagating rare spider orchids in order to re-plant them in the wild and thus help conserve them. …

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We Have Moved!

Our new website is now live.

All Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club members who receive emails from the club and those who have subscribed to our old website have been subscribed to our eNews on the New Website.  Subscribing to our eNews will keep you up-to-date with our activities.  We will not bombard you with emails but you will receive information about …

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Excursion – Sat 11 June 10am – 12:30pm

Cassia Read will lead us on a “Moss Foray” at Clinkers Hill

Cassia will take us for a slow walk in the Clinkers Bushland reserve and nearby, exploring the variety of moss species along the way.  She will give us clues for distinguishing mosses from lichens and point out the features useful for identification of different moss species including the habitat where they are growing. She will …

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Monthly Meeting: Friday 10th June, 7:30pm via Zoom 

Dr Scarlett Howard, Monash University. What’s on a bee’s mind?

Understanding the behaviours of native and introduced bees How do we ask a bee a question? Can you train a bee? What types of tasks can they solve? Can they acquire concepts? What is the limit of intelligence in a miniature brain? Scarlett will answer these questions and more using examples from the European honeybee …

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