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Author Pescott, Trevor, 1934- author

Title Birds and botanists : a field naturalist's history of Geelong / Trevor Pescott
Published Belmont, Victoria : Trevor Pescott, [2017]


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Description 208 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary The story began in 2011 when it was suggested that a history of the Geelong Field Naturalists Club, then celebrating its first 50 years, should be written. But it quickly became obvious that the study of the local environment had begun long before the present club was formed. There had been an earlier field naturalist club from 1880-1932 that through the 1890s was closely connected to the Gordon Technical College. Yet before then, books had been written by Samuel Hannaford and others, describing some of the features of the region's environment. Anne Drysdale's diaries described, all too briefly, the incredible abundance of birdlife here in the 1830s, how “wild turkeys” were often part of the dinner fare. Even William Buckley, not a naturalist by any stretch of the imagination, gave some insight to the natural environment. Birds and Botanists describes many of the regional places of environmental significance, and the wealth of wildlife still to be found here. It profiles some of the people who have made a significant contribution to our understanding of the plants and animals found here, and records the history of the two field naturalists clubs of Geelong
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-205) and index
Subject Geelong Field Naturalists Club -- History.
Geelong Field Naturalists Club.
Geelong Field Naturalists' Club (1880) -- History
geelong Field Naturalists Club (1961) -- History
Birds -- Australia -- Victoria -- Geelong Region
Botanists -- Australia -- Victoria -- Geelong Region
Naturalists -- Australia -- Victoria -- Geelong Region
Geelong Region (Vic.) -- Environmental aspects
ISBN 9781640087705