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REMINDER: 14th June Monthly Meeting, 7.30pm by ZOOM – Register in advance using the Link below

Register: Please register anytime in advance of the meeting to receive the link for joining the Zoom session: click on the following link or copy this url into your browser: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuduiopjojH9xweZUlDgh06dPitcOMOZ8h. We recommend joining the session 5 – 10 minutes before the meeting to avoid congestion at 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Dr Don Fletcher, an eminent […]

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Speaker: Dr Don Fletcher (Threatened Species Recovery Hub) “Citizen Science Unlocking the Natural History of Rosenberg’s Goanna”

Monthly Meeting:  Friday 14th June, 7.30pm by Zoom

The June meeting will be the first of our 3 winter meetings by Zoom for 2024, with our guest speaker being Dr Don Fletcher, an ecologist with the National Parks Association of the ACT. Don will describe a Citizen Science research project on Rosenberg’s Goanna (Varanus rosenbergi) in Namadgi National Park, ACT that has been

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Speaker: Dr Don Fletcher (Threatened Species Recovery Hub) “Citizen Science Unlocking the Natural History of Rosenberg’s Goanna”

Excursion – Saturday June 15th,10.00am, “Fungi search”, Leonards Hill

For our June excursion, we will search for fungi with Joy Clusker who will give us tips on identification and where to find fungi. Since autumn has been dry, we will travel south to cooler, damper forests for a better chance to find a good range of fungi. So we will meet earlier than usual

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Leaders – Joy Clusker and Jenny Rolland

Monthly Meeting:  Friday 10th May, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St.

Our guest speaker for May will be Dr Greg Moore, Senior Research Associate, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, The University of Melbourne. Greg specialises in arboriculture.  He introduces his talk to us as follows: “Climate change will place new and extra demands on trees growing on both public and private land. There will be

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Speaker: Dr Greg Moore (Uni Melbourne) “Native trees and their benefits during climate change”

Excursion – Saturday May 11th,1.30pm, “Coliban Channel walk, Taradale”

Our May excursion will be along the Coliban Channel starting at the historic outlet of the Back Creek Syphon.  We will follow the route described in “Castlemaine Bird Walks” by club member Damian Kelly.  As well as birds, we hope to see some early flowers as plants respond to recent rainfall.  The walk is mainly

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Leaders - Euan Moore and Jenny Rolland

Roadside Clean-up: Monday 13th May, 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!

Monthly Meeting:  Friday 12th April, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St.

Professor Tim Entwisle is an author, botanist and former director of botanic gardens in Melbourne, Sydney and London. He also lived for a few years at Yapeen and completed his final years of secondary school at Castlemaine High School. In 2022, Tim published a memoir called “Evergreen: the Botanical Life of a Plant Punk” (Thames

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Speaker: Professor Tim Entwisle, “Evergreen and Entwisleia: a botanical life, and a seaweed”

Excursion – Saturday April 13th,1.30pm, “Significant trees in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens”

Join us for our rescheduled walk in the Castlemaine Botanical gardens to remember and celebrate George Broadway. This walk was cancelled in March due to the hot weather. We will follow the route mapped by George for his brochure highlighting the interesting collection of trees in the gardens, and finish with a gathering over afternoon

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Leaders - Euan Moore and Peter Turner

CANCELLED: Excursion – Saturday March 9th,1.30pm, “Significant trees in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens”

Unfortunately, due to the high temperatures forecast for Saturday, we have decided to cancel our walk in the Botanical Gardens. We will reschedule this important event to celebrate George Broadway to Saturday April 13th at 1.30pm. However, members and visitors are reminded of our AGM and Monthly Meeting as detailed in our previous update –

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Leaders - Euan Moore and Peter Turner