The first speaker for the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club in 2019 is Gayle Osborne.
Gayle has been involved with Wombat Forestcare for many years, and will present a talk titled ‘Fauna surveys in the Wombat Forest’. Gayle will describe the group’s motion-sensing camera projects, searches for Powerful Owls and spotlighting for Greater Gliders, and explain why entering data on the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas is essential for conservation. Gayle will also mention the new fungi app and who to contact for more information.
The talk will be held in the Fellowship Room behind the Uniting Church Hall on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine (next door to the Art Gallery & Museum). The evening’s event will commence from 7.30pm on Friday 8 February. Members and visitors are all welcome, and there is no cost for entry.
Everyone is also welcome to attend an excursion on the following day (Sat 9 Feb). Meet at the Octopus building on Duke St (opposite the Castle Motel) ready for a 1.30pm departure. Bring afternoon tea, and car-pooling will be available.