About Us

The IFFA is dedicated to the future of Australian flora and fauna, whether in habitats of world heritage quality or in the urban back yard. Read More

Who's online

There are currently 0 users and 4 guests online.

September Indigenotes Out Now

We are pleased to announce the release of Indigenotes 26:2, September, 2015.

In this issue of Indigenotes:

  • Floral tributes as Brian reflects on the connections between art, nature and health and we take a look at flowers from Falls Creek and from a piping bag.

Plant and Insect Relationships - Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

23/11/2014 9:30 am

Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne Inc.
A0025281B ABN: 43 551 008 609


Plant & Insect Relationships!

Sunday 23 November 2014

9:30 am for 10 am Start; – conclude at approx. 4:30 pm
Auditorium, Australian Garden, RBG Cranbourne

The relationship between insects and plants is indeed a very fascinating aspect of nature.  If you would like to gain a greater insight into this phenomenon then you should make every effort to come along to what promises to be a very exciting workshop.

September Indigenotes Out Now

We are pleased to announce the release of this election edition of Indigenotes Indigenotes.

  • Brian Bainbridge get political in a Presidents letter that explores and compares some key policies of the major parties in the upcoming State election.
  • Michelle Arundell pays tribute to the life of Elizabeth Henry.

Terrick Terrick National Park Activities Weekend


The grasslands of Victoria's northern plains are some of our most endangered and unique ecosystems. Home to a plethora of stunning wildflowers and rare flora and fauna, a trip to these areas in spring is a must for any lover of the natural world. On the weekend of the 3-5th October, the Friends of Terrick Terrick National Park will be holding their annual activities weekend, where all are welcome to come and camp at the old homestead and take part in a variety of fun and educational activities (and it is all free!).

June 2014 Indigenotes

Fabulous fungi, working on weeds and standards in ecological restoration. This and more in this mid-winter issue of Indigenotes.

  • Brian Bainbridge looks at the work being done by the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) to develop a set of national principles and standards around ecological restoration and allied practices.

Plant Blindness test

Plant blindness is the inability of people to see or notice the plants in their own environment. The term is from a theory put together by Wandersee & Schussler (1999).

Plants have enormous importance in our biosphere and in human affairs. Individual species each have unique biological and aesthetic features. Humans though tend to be anthropocentric, and rank plants as even more inferior than other animals. This attitude is part of plant blindness.

Principles and standards for Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation

Can one set of standards and principles apply across a field as broad as Ecological restoration?

Can they embrace the work of volunteers and professionals, NGOs, government agencies and multinational corporates? Can one set meet the needs of a tiny urban reserve Friends group, a marine park manager, a director of mine rehabilitation and visionaries of continental habitat corridors?

The recently established Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) is developing just such a set of principles and standards.

Fabulous Fungi photography brought to life with Timelapse Photography – Ian Bell

06/09/2014 11:15 am

Fungi 5 small.pngTime-lapse photography is a great way to bring fungi and plants to life.

It is not difficult or expensive, it just requires a little preparation and a lot of patience. Ian Bell will show you how and provide a simple guide.

Rare Victorian Plants Workshop

22/06/2014 9:15 am

The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne are conducting an All-day Workshop on Sunday 22 June on the topic Rare Victorian Plants, What & Why! with a range of very experienced presenters.

See the workshop outline and booking form below.



Draft Australian Heritage Strategy open for comment

The Draft Australian Heritage Strategy is open for public comment until 9 June 2014.

Don't be fooled into thinking Heritage Strategies are only about built or cultural heritage. The strategy includes natural heritage as well.

I haven't read the draft in detail, but do you trust the current government to do the right thing by natural heritage???

The strategy can be found at http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/australian-heritage-strategy.

Syndicate content