With exception of January, most months of the year have a General Meeting with a guest speaker 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).  Members and visitors are all welcome to attend, and there are usually no costs for individual activities.

Monthly meetings will continue to be held on-line via ZOOM until further notice, commencing at 7.30pm. If you have registered for our previous webinar meetings you will be sent the link for registering with Zoom. If you have not joined before and wish to attend, please email Peter Turner at

Our guest speaker will follow the usual ‘observations’ session when members can share recent interesting sightings with an option to show a photo or two. If you have photos to be shown please email JPEG file(s) to Euan Moore at by Noon on the day of the meeting.

Excursions will be held this year (subject to any changes in COVID restrictions) on the Saturday after the monthly meeting. Meet at the Octopus (opposite the motel in Duke St) for departure at 1.30pm unless otherwise advised.


Fri Aug 13 Meeting: Speaker – Rod Orr (Bendigo FNC) ‘Flora of Fryers Ridge’

Sat Aug 14 Excursion: Leader – Rod Orr – Looking at  plants of Fryers Ridge

Fri Sept 10 Meeting: Speaker – Cathrine Harboe-Ree “Nature in the far south: A journey to the Antarctic”

Sat Sept 11 Excursion: “Chewton Bushlands”

Fri Oct 8 Meeting: Speaker – Chris Timewell (Birdlife Australia) “State of Box-Ironbark Woodland birds”. Joint meeting with Birdlife Castlemaine District

Sat Oct 9 Excursion: NB ALL DAY  “Nardoo Hills” with Julie Radford (rescheduled from June)

Fri Nov 12 Meeting: Speaker – Phil Ingamells (VNPA) “Fire and biodiversity”

Sat Nov 20 Excursion: “Kalimna Park prescribed burn impacts” with Karl Just

Fri Dec 10 Meeting: Members’ night