12 Oct 2018 – CFNC presentation by Pam Whiteley

The guest presenter at the October meeting of the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club is Pam Whiteley.  Her talk will be about Wildlife Health Victoria: Surveillance, which – as its name suggestions – is involved in wildlife health issues and emergencies.  Pam has provided the following information:

With colleagues at the Melbourne Veterinary School of The University of Melbourne Pam Whiteley established Wildlife Health Victoria: Surveillance (WHV: S) in 2008.  Pam has worked in mixed vet practice, was the  first Vet then Vet/Curator at Healesville Sanctuary, then worked at the US National Wildlife Health Center in Wisconsin, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Lab in Geelong and at the Victorian vet diagnostic lab.  She is an active member of the Wildlife Disease Association and WHV: S was re-elected to Wildlife Health Australia’s Management Committee.

Musk Lorikeet collected by Rosemary and provided to WHV:S for assessment. Photo supplied by Pam Whiteley

There is more background information about Wildlife Health Victoria: Surveillance on the following website (click here).

The meeting is on Friday 12 October and will commence at 7.30pm at the Fellowship Room behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine (next door to the Art Gallery/Museum).  Everyone is welcome to attend and their is no cost for entry.

On the following day (Sat 13 Oct), there will also be a club excursion to Porcupine Ridge to view the wildflowers.  The excursion will be led by Geraldine and Richard.  As per usual, it will depart at 1.30pm sharp from the carpark outside the U3A building on Duke St (also known as the Octopus building – located opposite the Castle Motel).  Bring along afternoon tea.  Car pooling is likely to be available

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