Other Activities

Roadside Clean-up: Monday 13th November, 9am

Come along and help do our bit for the community.  More hands, quicker work.  And you never know what treasure you might find! Meet: 9am near Tait’s Decorative Iron, corner of Willy Milly Rd and Pyrenees Highway, Castlemaine.   Bring: Gloves, water, sturdy footwear. Garbage bags and safety vests supplied. Contact: Geoff Harris (mob 0418 […]

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Help keep our stretch of the Pyrenees Highway clean!

Great Southern BioBlitz 24-27 November 2023

Block out your diaries and rally your friends, the 2023 Great Southern BioBlitz is fast approaching. Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club is the project host for our local area and Club members and all others are encouraged to participate. This annual event is an intensive four-day effort by citizen scientists across the southern hemisphere to record

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FOR YOUR DIARY!

Wednesday Wildflower Wander, 27th September, 4pm “The Monk”

A beautiful walk circling up the Monk will be our next Wednesday Wildflower Wander. We will enjoy those wildflowers that emerge later in the spring season, maybe even including some stunning spiders! Meet: at the Octopus (opposite the motel in Duke St) ready to leave at 4 pm, returning by about 5.30 pm. Bring: Sturdy

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Leader: Noel Young

Wednesday Wildflower Wander, 20th September, 4pm, Boronia and Olearia in Muckleford Forest

Our September Wednesday Wildflower Wanders will continue this week with a visit to a hillside of Sticky Boronia Boronia anemonifolia in the Box Ironbark Forest near the Red White and Blue mine site. Nearby is a fine display of Cypress Daisy-Bush Olearia teretifolia. Meet: at the Octopus (opposite the motel in Duke St) ready to

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Leader: Peter Turner

Wednesday Wildflower Wander, 13th September, 4pm, Youngman’s Track

Join us for another beautiful Wildflower Wander this week.  We will see the rare Goldfields Grevillea (Grevillea dryophylla), a large bank of the locally rare Dusty Miller (Spyridium parvifolium), as well as many other wildflowers including native orchids. Meet: at the Octopus (opposite the motel in Duke St) ready to leave at 4 pm, returning

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Leaders: Peter and Rosemary Turner

Wednesday Wildflower Wander, 6th September, 4pm, Kalimna Park

During September each year, we arrange late afternoon excursions on Wednesdays to nearby sites to enjoy the wonderful wildflower show in our local Box-Ironbark woodlands. Meet: at the Octopus (opposite the motel in Duke St) ready to leave at 4 pm, returning by about 5.30 pm. Bring: There are a few rough spots along the

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Leaders: Peter and Rosemary Turner

SEANA Spring Camp – Yarram, October 20-23, 2023

The South East Australian Naturalists’ Association (SEANA) organises two camps each year where Field Naturalist groups from around SE Australia gather to meet fellow naturalists and explore a new region under the guidance of local experts. Several of our members greatly enjoyed the Autumn camp at Port Campbell. The SEANA Spring Camp will be held

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Hosted by the Sale & District FNC and Latrobe Valley FNC

SEANA Camps 2023

The South East Australian Naturalists’ Association (SEANA) organises two camps each year where Field Naturalist groups from around SE Australia gather to explore a new region and meet fellow naturalists.  The host club organises a range of activities led by their local experts. SEANA Autumn Camp – Port Campbell, April 28-30.  Hosted by Timboon Field

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