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  • Bendigo for Butterflies
    Bendigo for Butterflies
    Sun, 05 Nov
    College Crescent Playspace
    05 Nov 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    College Crescent Playspace, 32A College Cres, Flora Hill VIC 3550, Australia
    05 Nov 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    College Crescent Playspace, 32A College Cres, Flora Hill VIC 3550, Australia
    The Australian Conservation Foundation invites families of all ages to a special event to learn about the rare and seriously endangered Eltham Copper Butterfly. Bendigo hosts several colonies of this little butterfly and we want people to learn about it in order to protect it.
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  • Whipstick Walk and Talk - the search for the Eltham Copper Butterfly!
    Whipstick Walk and Talk - the search for the Eltham Copper Butterfly!
    Sun, 29 Oct
    Eaglehawk North
    29 Oct 2023, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Eaglehawk North, Prowse Rd & Whipstick Rd, Eaglehawk North VIC 3556, Australia
    29 Oct 2023, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Eaglehawk North, Prowse Rd & Whipstick Rd, Eaglehawk North VIC 3556, Australia
    Friends of the Whipstick are hosting this event to learn more about the Eltham Copper Butterfly in what should be it's ideal home! Bush Watchers Ken Wellard, Michael Barkla, Julie Whitfield - Radford and Mark Hall will share their thoughts on this elusive creature and its natural habitat.
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  • The Bendigo Share and Repair Shed
    The Bendigo Share and Repair Shed
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 28 Sept
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed
    28 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed, 120 Garsed St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    28 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed, 120 Garsed St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    The Repair Cafe is now happening every Thursday and first and third Saturdays from 10-1pm at the new Bendigo Share and Repair Shed . The Food is Free table is always open and you can check out the Useful Bin and soon to be open Tool lIbrary!
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  • "Climate Changers" at the Star Cinema, Eaglehawk
    "Climate Changers" at the Star Cinema, Eaglehawk
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 27 Sept
    Eaglehawk
    27 Sept 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Eaglehawk, Town Hall, Peg Leg Rd, Eaglehawk VIC 3556, Australia
    27 Sept 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Eaglehawk, Town Hall, Peg Leg Rd, Eaglehawk VIC 3556, Australia
    Do we have what it takes to get us out of this mess? Tim Flannery seeks climate change leaders in this documentary.
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  • Tuesday morning working bees at Riley street East Bendigo .
    Tuesday morning working bees at Riley street East Bendigo .
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 26 Sept
    East Bendigo
    26 Sept 2023, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    East Bendigo, Riley St, East Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    26 Sept 2023, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    East Bendigo, Riley St, East Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    Take a peek at what's happened at Riley Street East Bendigo Reserve! So much action and you can really see the result.
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  • Tree Watch...a workshop!
    Tree Watch...a workshop!
    Sun, 24 Sept
    Bendigo
    24 Sept 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Bendigo, 121 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    24 Sept 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Bendigo, 121 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    BCA in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo is holding a workshop to share information about how community members can get involved in protecting significant trees. Work has already started on a tree register but more people need to get involved to help make it happen!
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  • ACF Central Victoria Bushwalk
    ACF Central Victoria Bushwalk
    Fri, 22 Sept
    Kangaroo Gully, Bendigo Regional Park.
    22 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Kangaroo Gully, Bendigo Regional Park., Kangaroo Gully, Victoria, Australia
    22 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Kangaroo Gully, Bendigo Regional Park., Kangaroo Gully, Victoria, Australia
    Walk with folk who love the bush, starting in Kangaroo Gully. Enjoy the abundant spring wildflowers on a 5.3km loop walk.
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  • Little Critters at the Repair Cafe- holiday fun!
    Little Critters at the Repair Cafe- holiday fun!
    Thu, 21 Sept
    Bendigo Repair Cafe
    21 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Bendigo Repair Cafe, 120 Garsed St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    21 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Bendigo Repair Cafe, 120 Garsed St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    Love being creative, making things?? We need helpers to make a forest mural at the Repair Cafe.
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  • Walk Among the Whipstick Wildflowers!
    Walk Among the Whipstick Wildflowers!
    Sun, 17 Sept
    Eaglehawk Scout Hall, Mulga Bill Track
    17 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Eaglehawk Scout Hall, Mulga Bill Track, 47 Simpsons Rd, Eaglehawk VIC 3556, Australia
    17 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Eaglehawk Scout Hall, Mulga Bill Track, 47 Simpsons Rd, Eaglehawk VIC 3556, Australia
    Join Michael Barkla and Ken Wellard from the Friends of the Whipstick in a guided walk. Learn more about the bush and how it is healing, look for fungi, flowers, insects, wonder at the beauty and abundance of the wildflowers!
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  • Cruise the Creek-great family day to celebrate Northern Bendigo Landcare's birthday!
    Cruise the Creek-great family day to celebrate Northern Bendigo Landcare's birthday!
    Sun, 17 Sept
    Huntly
    17 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Huntly, Lean's Road Huntly.
    17 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Huntly, Lean's Road Huntly.
    Official start at 10:00am with Djaara Smoking Ceremony, but come anytime between 10 and 2:00 to walk/cycle the Huntly Streamside Reserve. RSVP to get loads more info about the day.
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  • Bendigo Community Swap Meet!
    Bendigo Community Swap Meet!
    Sat, 16 Sept
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed
    16 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed, 120 Garsed St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    16 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed, 120 Garsed St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    Come along to the new Bendigo Share and Repair Shed and join in their very first Community Swap Meet
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  • Wonders of the Wellsford Forest
    Wonders of the Wellsford Forest
    Wed, 13 Sept
    Ascot
    13 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Ascot, Boundary Rd & Golf Course Rd, Ascot VIC 3551, Australia
    13 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Ascot, Boundary Rd & Golf Course Rd, Ascot VIC 3551, Australia
    Venture into the Wellsford Forest with the Wellsford Forest Friends and Landcare group. They really want you to see the beautiful forests that surround our city.
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  • Platy-project and planting
    Platy-project and planting
    Sat, 09 Sept
    Trust for Nature property
    09 Sept 2023, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Trust for Nature property, 110 Backhaus Rd, Axedale VIC 3551, Australia
    09 Sept 2023, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Trust for Nature property, 110 Backhaus Rd, Axedale VIC 3551, Australia
    Have you ever spotted a platypus in the wild? COGB's Biodiversity officer will show you how to monitor wildlife at this Trust For Nature property. We will help with some new plantings, before settling in on the riverbank to watch and hear the animals at dusk. Will we see a platypus?
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  • Reveg at Crusoe No 7 Park with Friends of Crusoe and No 7 Park
    Reveg at Crusoe No 7 Park with Friends of Crusoe and No 7 Park
    Tue, 05 Sept
    Granter Street Kangaroo Flat
    05 Sept 2023, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
    Granter Street Kangaroo Flat
    05 Sept 2023, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
    Granter Street Kangaroo Flat
    Enjoy a couple of hours in a beautiful setting and help out in a reveg session at No. 7 Reservoir. Learn about the plants with COGB's Mark Toohey.
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  • Bendigo Share and Repair Shed is open
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed is open
    Sat, 02 Sept
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed
    02 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed, 120 Garsed St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    02 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Bendigo Share and Repair Shed, 120 Garsed St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
    The Bendigo Share and Repair Shed will be open tomorrow with a special De-stash Sale for crafters and other textile fans. The Repair Cafe and Food is Free Table will also be open...come along and check it all out.
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  • Planet Aware September 2023
    Planet Aware September 2023
    Fri, 01 Sept
    Bendigo
    01 Sept 2023, 12:00 am – 30 Sept 2023, 12:00 am
    Bendigo, Bendigo VIC, Australia
    01 Sept 2023, 12:00 am – 30 Sept 2023, 12:00 am
    Bendigo, Bendigo VIC, Australia
    It's on again! Our major focus this year is on 'biodiversity in our neighbourhood' and 'share and repair to save the planet'! Help us build a calendar of events by contacting bendigoclimatealliance@gmail.com
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  • ACF Central Victoria August bushwalk
    ACF Central Victoria August bushwalk
    Fri, 25 Aug
    Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve
    25 Aug 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve, Victoria, Australia
    25 Aug 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve, Victoria, Australia
    End your week with a walk in the bush around Fryerstown and Coliban main Channel with folk from the Central Victorian ACF.
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  • ACF "Wild at Art" competition for kids
    ACF "Wild at Art" competition for kids
    Tue, 22 Aug
    https://www.acf.org.au/wild-at-art-competit
    22 Aug 2023, 12:00 pm – 07 Sept 2023, 10:00 am
    https://www.acf.org.au/wild-at-art-competit
    22 Aug 2023, 12:00 pm – 07 Sept 2023, 10:00 am
    https://www.acf.org.au/wild-at-art-competit
    Entries in by September 7th 2023, 5:pm Be in it to win it! You must register at www.acf.org.au/wild-at-art-competition
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