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10 March 2017 -Talk on indigenous fish traps – ‘Combining ecology and archaeology’

Posted on 2 March, 2017 by Connecting Country

The guest speaker for the March 2017 general meeting of the Castlemaine Field Naturalist Club (CFNC) is Damian Kelly.   His talk is titled – Combining Ecology and Archaeology – researching Indigenous fish traps to learn more about river changes over time.   Damian is a well-known local wildlife observer and photographer, and is an active member of both Connecting Country and CFNC (as well as many others).

Fish traps at Brewarrina, NSW

Of his upcoming presentation, Damian says “I will outline my research on fish traps along the Murray-Darling Basin to build a clearer picture of change over time and the implications for the health of our rivers looking not only at fish and eels, but also the birds of the rivers.”

The presentation is being held on Friday 10th March from 7.30pm in the Fellowship Room, located behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine (next door to the Art Gallery and Museum).  Members and visitors of all ages are welcome, and there is no cost for entry.  The CFNC invites you also to stick around afterwards for a cuppa, a snack and a chat.

Great Egret cruising the river at Nyngan, NSW

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