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“Fryerstown Grevillea search”: Saturday 20th May 1.30pm

Meet: at the Octopus (Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel) for a 1.30pm sharp departure. Bring: Sturdy walking shoes, water, afternoon tea. After a very successful search for the Fryerstown Grevillea (Grevillea obtecta) in the Fryers Ridge area last month, this month we will repeat our search in a section of Porcupine Ridge.  This Grevillea

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Leader: Euan Moore

Monthly Meeting:  Friday 14th April, 7.30 pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St

Ben is an amateur arachnologist and nature lover specialising in Sparassidae (Huntsman spiders) of Australia.  He is a member of the Entomological Society of Victoria and is their spider specialist. Ben is currently working on a field guide for huntsman spiders of Australia. His talk, delivered by zoom to a live audience at the Uniting

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Speaker: Ben Kurek, “Diversity of our local huntsman spiders”

Excursion: Saturday April 15th,10.30am, “Autumn Orchids”

Our April excursion will be a combined Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club and Australasian Native Orchid Society visit to several sites in the Maldon-Muckleford area in search of autumn orchids. Meet: Note 10.30am start. Instead of our usual meeting place, we will meet at in the Downes Rd car park adjacent to the Botanical Gardens playground. We plan

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Leader: Cathrine Harboe-Ree

Monthly Meeting and AGM:  Friday 10th March, 7.30 pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St

Annual General Meeting: The 2023 AGM will be held before the usual monthly meeting observations and talk.  The AGM agenda will include the Annual Report for 2022, the Treasurer’s Report, and the election of office bearers and committee members for 2023. All positions on the committee will be open, so you are encouraged to consider

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Speaker: John Lewis “The Southern Australian Marine Flora – Diversity and Change”

Excursion: Saturday March 11th,1.30pm, “Tullaroop Reservoir”

Meet: at the Octopus (Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel) at 1.30pm sharp or at the Tullaroop Reservoir picnic ground at the dam wall at 2pm. Watch out for raptors as you drive across the Moolort Plains to the reservoir! After gathering at the picnic ground, we will take a short drive to where we

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Leaders: Rosemary and Peter Turner

Monthly Meeting:  Friday 10th February, 7.30 pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St

Rescheduled from last October when floods prevented our speaker travelling here. Learn how to look after this unique and rare plant found only in our backyard. Georgie Custance, an ecologist from the Threatened Species Conservancy (TSC), will talk about a locally endemic plant, the Fryerstown Grevillea (Grevillea obtecta). Although locally common in small areas, it

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Speaker: Georgie Custance “Monitoring Fryerstown Grevillea, a threatened species in our region”

Excursion: Saturday 11th February, 9.00am “The Grevillea obtecta project, Fryers Ridge”

Rescheduled from last October when floods prevented our leader travelling here. Enjoy a morning walk in the bush to see some local populations of the Fryerstown Grevillea (Grevillea obtecta) as well as the many other native plants that are in this area. During the walk, Georgie will demonstrate how to use ProofSafe to record your

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  Leader: Georgie Custance