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 2017
Friday 8 September – Simon Heyes: Banksia marginata – recruitment and ecology
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

Sat 9 SeptemberExcursion – Rise and Shine Nature Conservation Reserve.
Leader:  Peter Turner
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.  A detailed map of the easy circular walk is available at the Information Centre (Market Building, Mostyn St), and a Parks Vic brochure is (usually) available at the reserve.

Wildflower Walks every Wednesday afternoon through September.  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 – Wed 13th Sept departing at 4pm –  Leader: Richard Piesse
Walk 2 – Wed 20th Sept departing at 4pm – Leader: Geraldine Harris

October 2017
Friday 13 October – Robyn Davidson
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

November 2017
Friday 10 November – Ian Higgins – Weeds, including Stipoids
From 7.30pm.  Fellowship room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.

December 2017
2 & 3 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.  More info to be posted on website soon.

Friday 8 December – Members night and break-up

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