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.

Unless otherwise indicated:
– The General Meetings commence from from 7.30pm in the  Fellowship Room behind the Uniting Church.  Lyttleton St, Castlemaine.
– Excursions depart at 1.30pm sharp from the car-park next to Octopus building on Duke St in Castlemaine, opposite the Castle Motel.


8 February – General Meeting – Speaker: Gayle Osborne – Fauna surveys in the Wombat Forest
9 February – Excursion – Wombat Forest with Gayle Osbourne
8 March – General Meeting – Speaker: Nigel Harland –Travels in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda
9 March – Excursion – location to be determined
12 April – General Meeting – Speaker Euan Moore and Jenny Rolland – Tracking Boom and Bust – Bird Surveys around Innamincka
13 April – Excursion – location to be determined
10 May – Speaker: Chris Tzaros – Conserving the Turquoise Parrot
11 May – Excursion – location to be determined
18-19 May – Swift Parrot & Regent Honeyeater survey weekend
14 June – Speaker: Alison Pouliot – Jelly Ear & Devil’s Tooth – A Foray in Fungal Realms
15 June – Excursion – Wombat Forestcare fungi-walk, Gayle Osbourne (TBC)
12 July – Speaker: Patrick Kavanagh (TBC)
3-4 August – Swift Parrot & Regent Honeyeater survey weekend
Sept-Oct – Wednesday Wildflower walks. Details below.
4-6 October – SEANA event in Castlemaine.  Details on SEANA web page.
8 November – Elaine Bayes and Karl Just- Eltham Copper Butterfly conservation

9 November – Excursion – Kalimna looking for the Eltham Copper Butterfly
30 Nov-1 Dec – Annual Challenge Bird Count weekend (contact Chris to be involved
13 Dec – General Meeting – Members’ night

Wildflower Walks every Wednesday afternoon through parts of 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.


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