On Saturday 24 September, the new Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests publication, Eucalypts of the Mount Alexander Region, will be launched by Geoff Park, well known local environmentalist and author of the Natural Newstead blog.
From the FOBIF website, “This 90 page guide aims to help the beginner train the eye to see the differences between eucalypts – and to appreciate how spectacular they sometimes are. It presents the commonest species of the Mount Alexander Region, generously illustrated, and clearly described in plain language. Though firmly based on one local area (the forests and reserves around the town of Castlemaine), it describes species common to the whole Box-Ironbark region, and would be useful to any enthusiast in that region, from Ararat to Chiltern.” (Click HERE and HERE to see further info from FOBIF on this topic). For anyone living near or visiting the forest of central Victoria, this will be an valuable addition to their library or field kit.
The CFNC has provided support towards the publication of this book, and one of the authors is CFNC life member Ern Perkins. Of the other authors, Bronwyn Silver is also a CFNC member, and Bernard has given two popular talks at CFNC general meetings in recent years.
The book’s cost is $10 and people buying it at the launch will receive a selection of free tree-related bookmarks and a FOBIF fungi poster. Proceedings will start at 10.30am sharp in the Castlemaine library foyer. Refreshments will be served. No RSVPs are required, and everyone is welcome.