Bill Elder

Members will be saddened to learn that Bill Elder, who initiated this iNaturalist project, passed away earlier this week.

Bill started the project at the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic to enable members of the Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat to keep in touch with each other and share our sightings of the natural world while we could not meet in person.

His leadership and enthusiasm will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Posted on September 21, 2023 11:51 PM by vireyajacquard vireyajacquard


Very sad to hear that news. Even though Bill has been ailing for a long time, his love for nature shone through to the end. A great 'teacher', Bill influenced so many people through his knowledge of insects, and his many training, committees and musical roles. Our deep condolences to Kathy and family.

Posted by petheram 5 months ago

Very sad to hear of Bill's passing. Very grateful to his genial, helpful and always friendly support in hosting events with the Observatory and with IDSW, as a sounding board and support recently for the FoLWNE Insect survey. His passion for wildlife and sharing his knowledge was greatly appreciated. The setting up of the iNaturalist projects a great contribution to the environmental knowledge bank. Deepest sympathy to Kath and Family.

Posted by judithbailey 5 months ago

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