The guest speaker at the March 2016 meeting of the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club (CFNC) is Bernard Slattery. His presentation will cover the eucalypt species of the Mount Alexander region and surrounding central Victorian areas.
Bernard is a local resident and is actively involved with the Friends of the Box Ironbark Forests (FOBIF). He is a co-author of the locally produced Mosses of Dry Forests of South-eastern Australia. His new area of interest is the local eucalypt species, and he will talk about some of the things he has discovered and learnt over the past couple of years. This talk matches nicely with the current photographic exhibition on trees being held at TOGS café in Castlemaine (CLICK HERE for details), and soon to be at the Newstead Arts Hub.
Details of CFNC meeting:
When – Friday 11 March 2016, from 7.30pm
Where – The Fellowship Room, behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine (next door to the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum)
Who – Members and visitors are all welcome. All ages. No cost for entry.
Due to the Labour Day long weekend, there will be no official CFNC club excursion during March. However, there is an opportunity to get involved in a Castlemaine-based Biodiversity Blitz being held on Saturday 12 March. Details were recently published on the Connecting Country website (CLICK HERE). Dr Dominique Hes from the University of Melbourne will also be attending the CFNC meeting on Friday to talk a bit more about the event, its objectives and its activities.