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Daisies On Dargo Road

Alpine and sub-alpine plants. 1/2 day workshop

No doubt many of you have enjoyed the alpine region with its wonderful wide views and colourful flora - especially those gorgeous swathes of daisies. But not all is gorgeous, as numerous large animals – deer in particular - are causing problems in this delicate environment. The…

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Gillian Hund. Chair, Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation Victoria

Cranbourne Friends AGM – Gillian Hund Talk

The 27th Annual General Meeting of the Cranbourne Friends was held on Sunday November 11, 2018 in the Cranbourne Gardens Auditorium. This year Gillian Hund, Chair Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation Victoria spoke about her service to RBGV and Cranbourne Gardens. You may…

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Book your 2018 Spring events now!

Events for spring include an afternoon bushland wildflower ramble, a talk about microbats, and a workshop about alpine and sub-alpine plants  to name a few! Book now: SPRING 2018 NATURELINK Booking Form PDF SPRING 2018 NATURELINK Booking Form WORD

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Microbat Southern Freetail

Microbats in your backyard

Microbats are among the most common animals in our backyards and in bushland. They come out at night to feed on insects. These tiny creatures use echo-location (sonar) to navigate and hunt and consume huge numbers of insects each night, including mosquitoes and other…

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A Recently Renovated Cacti Planting In Front Of The 15th Century Villa San Giuliano Near Lente.

Sicily Tour, the complete story

Unfortunately, we did not have enough space in Naturelink for Rodger Elliot's full piece on the Cranbourne Friends Sicily Tour, so we hope you enjoy reading it below. Cranbourne Friends Sicily Tour, May 2018 This was truly a wonderful tour that was…

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Victorian Environment Friends Network Best Friend Award 2018

VEFN Best Friend Award

Cranbourne Friends hosted the Victorian Environment Friends Network  2018 Best Friend Awards on a beautiful August day. The award recognizes outstanding environmental volunteers and friend groups. Margaret and Richard Clarke were Highly Commended for their tireless work providing committee leadership, fundraising,…

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Botanical Art Workshop

Noted botanical art teacher at Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Dianne Emery will conduct a two day workshop in September: Monday September 10, 10am to 3pm and Monday September 17, 10am to 3pm. She will conduct demonstrations on the painting of…

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Growing Friends Plant Nursery

Spring Plant Sale

Our Growing Friends propagate and sell a variety of Australian native plants. The next plant sale is on Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2018. 10am to 4pm. The sale is held in the Australian Garden next to the…

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Friends Expo

Cranbourne Friends Expo – until 25 August

The Friends Expo opened on July 21 and show cases the creative activities of our Friends' special interest groups. Basketry, textiles, illustration, photography are just some of the beautiful work produced by our groups and on display in the Expo.…

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