Great to see the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club on the front page of the Midland Express today, and supporting such a great initiative at the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens. Click here to see the article.
Local artist and historian Eliza Tree has been confirmed as the speaker for the August meeting (Fri 9 August). She has a passion for Major Mitchell’s expeditions across south-eastern Australia, what they found and their implications for both the indigenous community and the environment. Her talk will analyse some of the changes that occurred in the 15 or so years between Mitchell’s expeditions through central Victoria and the subsequent goldrush that began in the early 1850s.
The excursion the next day will be to 2-3 of some of the smaller and lesser known public reserves in the local area. Chris Morris has been organising these for a couple of years, and they are an enjoyable way for field naturalists of all abilities – particularly novices – to get involved and make a contribution to the understanding of these areas.