Events

With exception of January, most months of the year have a talk on the evening of the 2nd Friday of the month, followed by an excursion on the following day.  There are other activities on occasions (e.g. Roadside clean-up, Swift Parrot surveys, Annual Bird count in December).

SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER 2018

Wildflower Walks every Wednesday afternoon through September and into October.  They depart at 4pm from the car park opposite the Castle Motel on Duke St in Castlemaine (next to the Octopus building). An appointed leader will take us to an area in the surrounds of Castlemaine exhibiting a variety of flowering native plants at the time. We will spend about an hour at the location. Bring field guides, magnifying glass, camera etc., and appropriate footwear.

Walk 1: Wednesday 12th: Boundary Track, off the Castlemaine-Muckleford Rd.  Leaders Richard Piesse and Peter Turner
Walk 2: Wednesday 19th: Kalimna Park.  Leaders Rosemary and Peter Turner
Walk 3: Wednesday 26th: Muckleford Boronia walk.  Leader Phil Hopley
Walk 4: Wednesday 3rd: Whitegum track.  Leader Richard Piesse

Friday 12 October – General Meeting.  Guest Presenter: Pam Whiteley – Wildlife Health Victoria
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 13 OctoberExcursion – Porcupine Ridge wildflowers
Leader:  Geraldine Harris and Richard Piesse
Depart at 1.30 pm from the car park opposite the Castle Motel on Duke St in Castlemaine (next to the Octopus building).  Bring afternoon tea, raincoat, suitable footwear.

NOVEMBER 2017
Friday 9 NovemberGeneral Meeting.  Guest Presenters: Deanna Marshall and Kirsten Hutchinson (Trust for Nature) – Plains-wanderer conservation and management in northern Victoria
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 10 NovemberExcursion – Fryers Ridge (TBC)
Leader:  Richard Piesse (TBC)
Depart at 1.30 pm from the car park opposite the Castle Motel on Duke St in Castlemaine (next to the Octopus building).  Bring afternoon tea, raincoat, suitable footwear.

Mon 12 NovemberRoadside clean-up
Meet at the corner of Pyrenees Hwy and Willy Milly Road (next to Tait Decorative Iron) at 9am

DECEMBER 2017
1 & 2 December – Annual Challenge Bird Count weekend.  Contact Chris to express interest in being involved on a birdwatching team (c_timewell@hotmail.com).  All abilities and experience welcomed.

Friday 8 December – Members night and break-up
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

 

 

 

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