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).

APRIL 2018
Friday 13 AprilGuest Speaker: David Hollands – Cranes, Herons and Storks of Australia
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 14 AprilExcursion – TBD.
Leader:  TBD
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.

MAY 2018
Friday 11 MayGuest Speaker: Zoe Thomson – Native grasslands in urban areas
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 12 MayExcursion – TBD.
Leader:  TBD
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 14 MayRoadside clean-up
Meet at the corner of Pyrenees Hwy and Willy Milly Road (next to Tait Decorative Iron) at 9am

JUNE 2018
Friday 8 JuneGuest Speaker: Tanya Loos – Birds
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 9 JuneExcursion – TBD.
Leader:  TBD
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.

JULY 2018
Friday 13 JulyGuest Speaker: ? – Fungi
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 14 JulyExcursion – TBD – fungi-related.
Leader:  TBD
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.

AUGUST 2018
Friday 10 AugustGuest Speaker: Damien Cook – Wetlands
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 11 AugustExcursion – TBD –
Leader:  TBD
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 13 AugustRoadside clean-up
Meet at the corner of Pyrenees Hwy and Willy Milly Road (next to Tait Decorative Iron) at 9am

SEPTEMBER 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.

Wednesday 12 SeptemberSpring Wildflower Walks
Leader: TBD
From 4pm from the car park opposite the Castle Motel on Duke St in Castlemaine (next to the Octopus building).  See details above.

Friday 14 SeptemberGuest Speaker:  TBD
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 15 SeptemberExcursion – TBD
Leader:  TBD
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.

Wednesday 19 SeptemberSpring Wildflower Walks
Leader: TBD
From 4pm from the car park opposite the Castle Motel on Duke St in Castlemaine (next to the Octopus building).  See details above.

Wednesday 26 SeptemberSpring Wildflower Walks
Leader: TBD
From 4pm from the car park opposite the Castle Motel on Duke St in Castlemaine (next to the Octopus building).  See details above.

OCTOBER 2018
Wednesday 3 October – Spring Wildflower Walks
Leader: TBD
From 4pm from the car park opposite the Castle Motel on Duke St in Castlemaine (next to the Octopus building).  See details above.

Friday 12 October – TBD
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 13 OctoberExcursion – TBD
Leader:  TBD
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 November – TBD
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 10 NovemberExcursion – TBD
Leader:  TBD
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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