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2 March 2014 – Ian Lunt Talk in Newstead . . . Naturally

Posted on 24 January, 2014 by Connecting Country

Ian Lunt Pic- CCblog2If you’re already familiar with the work of popular ecologist and author Ian Lunt then you probably don’t need any further encouragement to attend this free talk at the Newstead Community Centre on Sunday 2nd March.

For those who haven’t come across him before, Ian is an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at Charles Sturt University, Albury, and the author of popular online blog Vegetation Ecology for Southern Australia ( He has been described as “one of the best ecological storytellers going around” and has made appearances on ABC TV’s Catalyst and Landline programs to talk about his research. He’s also co-authored the book ‘Plains Wandering: Exploring the Grassy Plains of South-Eastern Australia’.

Ian will be presenting a talk titled “Natural regeneration in central Victoria: the biggest positive change for conservation in south-east Australia”. Regenerating bush on old farmland is a common sight around Newstead and other parts of the Mount Alexander Shire. Ian’s talk should give us an insight into why it’s happening and what the impact of it on the environment might be.

The talk will begin at 4:00pm and be followed by a BBQ dinner to celebrate the start of Connecting Country’s Improve Biodiversity on Your Property Education Program 2014, supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund.

This promises to be a really great event and we would love to have as many Connecting Country members and friends there as possible to enjoy it!

RSVPs are not essential, but are greatly preferred for catering purposes –, or phone 5472 1594

8 responses to “2 March 2014 – Ian Lunt Talk in Newstead . . . Naturally”

  1. Louise Cook-Tonkin says:

    I just found the news about Ian’s talk and have missed it – is there a copy available? I will join the group so I know next time in advance.

    • Max says:

      Hi Louise,

      Sorry to hear you missed Ian’s talk. Unfortunately there aren’t any notes available.

      If you would like to be kept up to date with Connecting Country events such as this one the easiest way is to check our website blog regularly or subscribe to the blog to get news updates. You can opt to only receive a weekly news summary if that is preferable.

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  2. Lynette Grocke says:

    Looking forward to attending Ian’s talk.

  3. Michaela Ord says:

    I wish to attend the talk by Ian Lunt on 2nd March at Newstead.

    • Max says:

      Hi Michaela,

      Thanks for your RSVP to Ian’s talk.

      We’ll look forward to seeing you in Newstead too!



  4. Maxeen Ord says:

    I would like to attend the talk by Ian Lunt on Sunday 2nd March. Thank you for the invitation.

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