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‘Bush Play’ and ‘Cranes, Herons and Storks’ – two April 2018 events

Posted on 5 April, 2018 by Tanya Loos

Autumn is a busy time in Central Victoria. We would like to share two events that our readers may enjoy. ‘Bush Play’ is an activity especially for children, as part of Nature Play week. ‘Cranes, Herons and Storks’ is a presentation proudly hosted by Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club.

Bush Play: the colours of the bush in Kalimna Park

What: Come and join in a hunt for the colours of the bush. Help to discover how many different colours the bush has to offer. This is a free event for Nature Play Week and will be followed by a story about the bush. For details see the Facebook event page here.

When: Thursday 12 April from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Where: Kalimna Park near the cubby houses
Who: For children aged 4 to 6 years old and an accompanying adult

Bookings: Please book as numbers are limited. Please email



Cranes, Herons and Storks: a talk at the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club Monthly meeting

Renowned photographer and author David Hollands wrote the classic book ‘Eagles Hawks and Falcons of Australia’ in the 1980s. He has written and provided photographs for many books on Australian birds, including kingfishers, owls and waders. David will be sharing his amazing photos and speaking about his latest book: Cranes, Herons and Storks of Australia.

The evening commences at 7.30 pm on Friday 13 April in the Fellowship Room, located behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine (next door to the Castlemaine Art Museum).  Members and visitors are all welcome to come along, and to stay for a light supper after the talk. This is a free event.

Black-necked Stork at Yellow Waters, Kakadu National Park. Photo by David Hollands.

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