Welcome… Meet the Friends of Brisbane Ranges and learn about what we do.

Friends of Brisbane Ranges aims to learn about the environment, ecology, flora, fauna, and history of the Brisbane Ranges National Park and Steiglitz Historic Park.

Group members meet regularly to learn more about the diverse ecology of the Park through citizen science activities and hands-on conservation work. And for members, this is an enjoyable and involving way to appreciate the natural beauty of the park while protecting the Park’s environmental values.

In 2022, the Friends of Brisbane Ranges will celebrate its 40 year anniversary. We look forward to providing news and events on this new website to recognise this important milestone.

You will see the material for this website changing as it is being uploaded and posted, so if you can't find specific Friends of Brisbane Ranges subjects or stories, please let us know.

We hope you enjoy this newly launched website and learn a bit more about the unique assemblage of animals, fungi and plants calling the Brisbane Ranges home. To get involved, keep up with social media, join in an activity and become a member too.

We hope to see you soon.

We acknowledge that we are working on the land of the Wathaurong/Wada Wurrung people, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We also pay our respects to all Aboriginal people currently living on this Country.

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Plenty of photo opportunities in the Brisbane Ranges

Plenty of photo opportunities in the Brisbane RangesWe're excited to announce the opening of For The Love Of Orchids: Photo Challenge. 📸

Orchids are remarkable and prolific flowering plants. There are more than 25,000 documented species of Orchid, and scientists are finding more everyday!

Did you know that Orchids have a symmetry similar to human faces? An orchid has bilateral symmetry – like a human face – so if a line is drawn vertically down the middle of the flower, the two halves are mirror images of each other. Fascinating, right?

Participate in the photo challenge by uploading your best Orchid photo and hashtag #CCMAOCTOBERORCHIDHUNT

The challenge will run for the entire month of October. Each week will look through the hashtag and pick our favourite Orchid photo. Then, we will upload it on our social media channels on #FortheloveoforchidsFriday.

Bonus points for those who name their Orchid image. The more creative the name the better!

At the end of October, we will pick the challenge winner by looking at which image received the most engagement. So, make sure your friends get commenting, tagging, and liking!

The winner will receive a Orchid Guide and a Corangamite CMA cap.

So please get outside and immerse yourselves amongst the beauty of the Orchid.

Don't forget to hashtag #CCMAOCTOBERORCHIDHUNT or your image won't count!

#orchidimage #orchidlover #orchidmania #ccmaoctoberorchidhunt
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YOU’RE INVITED TO THE ‘BACK TO Steiglitz reunion’, 2022
WHERE: Steiglitz Township, Vic., 3331
WHEN: Sunday 30 October, 10 – 3pm
RSVP: lindyallinson@gmail.com

Come and share good country cooking, browse through the numerous folders of family stories & photos (add yours to them if you’d like), win the Oldest/Youngest competition, take photos (like mine here), or simply enjoy walking in the footsteps of your ancestors amidst the beauty of this wonderful little town they once called home. Smiles, Lindy Allinson
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