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

Members Night!

Your turn! A chance for you to share your interesting nature sightings and stories from the year. You can show photos, a video or a short power-point presentation, recite a poem or sing a song. An informal but informative and entertaining evening. Please email your photos to Euan Moore at calamanthus5@bigpond.com by noon on the …

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Restoring the wonderful wetlands of northern Victoria

Hosted by Newstead Landcare Group

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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Excursion: Saturday 12th November, 1.30 pm
“Fryers Ridge”

Leader:  Richard Piesse

It has been a wonderful season for the wildflowers in our area.  With Fryers Ridge being somewhat higher and cooler than other areas we explored during the September Wildflower Wanders, this walk will give us the chance to enjoy the later flowering species under the guidance of our expert member Richard Piesse.  Meet: 1.30 pm …

Excursion: Saturday 12th November, 1.30 pm
“Fryers Ridge”
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Monthly Meeting:  Friday 11th November, 7.30 pm, Uniting Church Chapel (note change of room for this month), Lyttleton St

Speaker: Dr Christina McCowan (University of Melbourne) “Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) in our native mammals in the wild”

Mycobacterium ulcerans is a bacterium causing ulcerative skin disease (Buruli ulcer) in humans and animals, mainly in tropical regions, particularly in West Africa. However, the organism was first isolated and described in Gippsland, Victoria, and became known here as Bairnsdale ulcer. Clinical disease continues to occur in some coastal regions as far west as Barwon …

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It’s on again: GSB22

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

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

Leader: Judy Hopley

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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