Updates

Monthly Meeting:  Friday 9th February, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is the world’s largest virtual library of biodiversity literature and archival material, all freely accessible and discoverable online. Nicole Kearney manages the Australian branch of the BHL. In 2023, BHL Australia received a grant from the Public Record Office Victoria to include the publications of Victoria’s Field Naturalist Clubs in […]

Monthly Meeting:  Friday 9th February, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St. Read More »

Speaker: Nicole Kearney (Manager, Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia), “The Biodiversity Heritage Library: unlocking the foundation of the world's biodiversity knowledge”

Excursion: Saturday 10th February, 1.30pm, “Mt Alexander”

Join us for an easy walk along a gently undulating track from the Leanganook picnic ground to the impressive Dog Rocks. Spectacular views and cool, tall forest. Some early wildflowers. We will return to the picnic ground for afternoon tea. Approx. 3km return, but turn back when you like. There is a toilet block at

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Leaders: Euan Moore & Jenny Rolland

Roadside Clean-up: Monday 12th February, 9am

Come along and help do our bit for the community.  A pleasant walk along some interesting roadside bush. 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 392 183) if you can

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Help keep our stretch of the Pyrenees Highway clean!

Alert – Cinnamon Fungus found near Castlemaine!

The presence of Cinnamon Fungus, Phytophthora cinnamomi, has been confirmed by soil tests in the Porcupine Ridge area of the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park where it has infected plants in the Pea and Protea families causing dieback.  Both Fryerstown Grevillea, Grevillea obtecta, and Scented Bush Pea, Pultenaea graveolans, both listed as Endangered under the

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Monthly Meeting:  Friday 8th December, 7.30 pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St

What was a highlight of your nature sightings this year?  Please share it with us at our end-of-year monthly meeting.  Do you have a photo, a video, a sound recording or just a story to tell.  Would you like to recite a poem or sing a song to capture your impressions of this year’s Field

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“Members Night!”

ADVANCE NOTICE: SEANA Autumn Camp – Phillip Island, 19–22 April, 2024

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. The next SEANA Autumn Camp will be held over the weekend of Friday April 19 – Monday April 22

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Hosted by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

CANCELLED.  Excursion: Saturday 11th November, “Managing Remnant Vegetation” 

Unfortunately, due to the high temperatures forecast for Saturday, we have decided to cancel our excursion to the grassland site. We will reschedule this important topic next year. However, members and visitors are reminded of two other CFNC activities this weekend as detailed in our previous updates: MONTHLY MEETING: Friday 10th November, 7.30pm, Uniting Church

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Leader: Ian Higgins