The October meeting of the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club starts at 7.30pm in the hall behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, on Friday 10 October 2014. It promises to be a ripper.
Six seasons – not four! A journey through the six seasons of the Wombat Forest
Who says the first day of Winter is on June 1? Indigenous people around the world and here in Australia mark the seasons through the weather patterns, and the behaviour of flora and fauna. Inspired by this, naturalist Tanya Loos has created a six season calendar for the Wombat Forest region.
Tanya is a nature columnist for the Hepburn Advocate, and in 2013, published a book called Daylesford Nature Diary; six seasons in the foothill forests.
Tanya will share how she used ten years of nature journal observations to adapt the Yarra Timelines calendar to the Wombat Forest area. If you like the idea of marking the seasons by such things as the arrival of spring migrants, or fabulous fruiting fungi – do come along.
Tell your friends and family! Look forward to seeing you there.
The club excursion on the Saturday (11 Oct) is to the Lushington Hill Reserve, on the outskirts of Castlemaine. It is a joint excursion with the McKenzies Hill Landcare and Action Group, and aims to be a biodiversity blitz for the reserve. It departs from the Octopus building on Duke St from 1.30pm.