Understanding our natural world: The field naturalists club of Victoria 1880-2015

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    Abstract

    It is hard to appreciate the full impact the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FNCV) has had on our landscape, culture and heritage. Just how many children have been inspired by walks and workshops to take up environmental careers? How many contributions have members made over the decades, informing the policy decisions that have shaped our suburbs, parks, farmlands and forests? How many members have discovered new species and recorded new localities across the entire taxonomic spectrum through their association with the FNCV? How much richer is our understanding of our natural world because of the supportive, knowledgeable and inclusive environment offered by organisations such as this one?
    There are a great many charismatic and interesting characters one could focus on from the Club's long history, and a great many of them have been given short biographies in this book, written both by Presland and former president and Club stalwart, the late Sheila Houghton. This book provides an enjoyable story of a worthy organisation, its enthusiastic members and its significant contribution to Victoria's recent history. Where would our understanding of our natural world be without it?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-32
    Number of pages2
    JournalThe Victorian Naturalist
    Volume134
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

    Keywords

    • Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FNCV)
    • Environment
    • Heritage
    • Natural world

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