Old habits die hard...
While it has been a life-long habit
to rise early, write for an hour, swim laps, breakfast and then head to work.
I now no longer do laps or go to work...
However, I still get up early,
work on my PC for a couple of hours
and then breakfast with Mary.
The fun now, being an older with time to play,
I never know where Google, TROVE and community commentary will take me.
Playing with maps
This morning I started researching how Fyansford’s topography
had influenced its development.
But, it wasn't long before I was distracted by early maps etc.
You might find the following sites fun to visit:
Recreating the Country Home-Page
Discover more about the website’s 5 learning pathways:
Learn about the Indigenous Flora of the Geelong District
Short stories about nature based on actual events and real people
Stories for Children
Stories about the natural world
4. Be inspired
“Seeds” The monthly chronicle
Finding out the truth about a disturbing ancient past leads Tristan Grey on a remarkable journey that only he can take
Because of Fyansford's proximity to the Barrabool Hills, I found the following blogs of particular interest and relevance:
European culture and its battle with nature
The First Australians partner with nature
The ancient art/science/spiritualism of cool burning
Cool burning - how it was done
The CFA burn for comparison
1835 – Walking the Hills with Wedge and Buckley
What can the Colonial artists tell us?
The McWilliams map
Putting together the pieces of the puzzle
“For the past thirty years as a Landcare nurseryman I have helped many landholders with designing plantations and choosing plant species for revegetation projects. As a founding member of three 'Friends groups' I gained valuable experience working as a volunteer in local flora and fauna reserves for over 25 years. Also as a committed member of Australian Landcare since 1989 I have been guest speaker and author of many newsletter articles on native plants and ecology.”
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