Other Activities

CANCELLED End-of-year Picnic: Tuesday 13th December, 5pm

Sadly, the weather forecast is not looking good for a picnic in the gardens next Tuesday, so we have decided to cancel this event. However, we had a very successful Members’ Night last Friday with a wonderful smorgasbord of presentations. A selection of members’ photos will be included in the February Castlemaine Naturalist. The committee

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Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Restoring the wonderful wetlands of northern Victoria

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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Hosted by Newstead Landcare Group

It’s on again: GSB22

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

Wednesday Wildflower Wander 28th September, 4pm, Sinclairs Lane, Walmer

Continuing our enjoyable Wildflower Wanders this year, this week we will explore the bushland along Sinclairs Lane and Donkey Farm Lane. A highlight will be the rare Small-flowered Grevillea, Grevillea micrantha, accompanied by displays of native orchids, Bendigo Wax and Tetratheca. Meet: at the Octopus (opposite the motel in Duke St) OR at the corner

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Leader: Judy Hopley

Wednesday Wildflower Wander, 21st September, 4pm, Boundary Road, Walmer State Forest

This year is proving to be an excellent year for wildflowers in our region including some special displays of native orchids seen on our first two wildflower wanders this month. Our third wildflower wander is on 21st September, when we will wander along Boundary Road and adjacent bushland in the Walmer State Forest.    Meet:

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Leaders: Geraldine Harris and Noel Young

Wednesday Wildflower Wander

Our first Wildflower Wander for the year on 7th September along Youngman’s Track did not disappoint with several native orchids and other impressive wildflower displays. The plant list with some beautiful photos will be in the next ‘Castlemaine Naturalist’. For our second wildflower wander on 14th September, we will wander along tracks in Kalimna Park

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14th September, 4pm, Kalimna Park Leaders: Euan Moore and Jenny Rolland

Wednesday Wildflower Wanders

During September each year, when so many the local plants in the Box-Ironbark woodlands of our region are flowering, we arrange late afternoon excursions on Wednesdays to nearby sites to enjoy the wildflowers.  Meet: at the Octopus (opposite the motel in Duke St) ready to leave at 4 pm, returning by about 5.30 pm. Bring:

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Wednesday 7th September:  Youngman’s Track led by Peter and Rosemary Turner