Monthly Meeting: Friday 12 August, 7.30pm by Zoom

Speaker: Tanya Loos, Nature writer and science communicator  “Window strike: when birds hit windows” Combined meeting with Birdlife Castlemaine District Window strike is a huge problem for common birds – as well as threatened species such as the Swift Parrot and Powerful Owl.  Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of a thud or even a crash …

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8th July, 7:30 by Zoom – The Old-growth Moss Forests of Antarctica – Dr Melinda Waterman

The lush moss beds that grow near East Antarctica’s coast are among the only plants that can withstand life on the frozen continent.

Because it contains the best moss beds on continental Antarctica, Casey Station is dubbed the ‘Daintree of the Antarctic’.  Individual plants have been growing here for at least 100 years, fertilised by ancient penguin poo. But our new research shows that these slow-growing plants are changing at a far faster rate than anticipated.  The healthy green …

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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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Monthly meeting: Friday 13 May, 7.30pm
Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton Street

Peter Jacobs, Deer Project Officer for the Invasive Species Council, “Feral deer - managing and monitoring”

Peter will talk about the emerging problem of feral deer in Victoria. The talk will discuss the identification and distribution of the 4 main feral deer species in Victoria, the economic, social and environmental impacts they are having, and the cost to the community. Peter will also present on Victoria’s laws that protect feral deer …

Monthly meeting: Friday 13 May, 7.30pm
Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton Street
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Monthly Meeting Friday 8 April, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton Street

Ian Higgins “The route ahead: from rarity to …?”

Ian Higgins, well known local landcarer, co-founder of ‘Friends of Campbells Creek Landcare’ and ‘Victorian Landcarer 2017’ will be the guest speaker. Ian will consider the future for our district’s rare or restricted plant species.  He will explore the opportunities to prevent further loss of plant species and restoration of diverse native vegetation in the …

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