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The Tasmanian Naturalist Journal

2016 edition is now available. All members should have received their print copy by mail. If not, please contact Bulletin editor.

More information.....


**A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi - Second Edition out now...more


**New Archives on our website...

Historical Easter Camp Reports.

1920 Easter Camp gallery


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The September 2016 Bulletin is here. 

Next Deadline is
15 January 2017.

Contributions welcome.

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What's coming up?


Sunday 15 January 2017 - Jewel beetle excursion to Central Plateau

Our first attempt to find Miena jewel beetles (or any other species that may be about) this season will be this Sunday Jan 15.  Weather forecast for Liawenee is partly cloudy max 16 which is OK as we have found this species flying in such conditions before. 
Transport: If needing transport or able to provide it, meet at TMAG for car pooling 9 am.
Rendezvous at Hungry Wombat cafe Bothwell - we'll aim to get there by around 10:30.  We will then head up to Liawenee junction possibly arriving about 12 depending on any impromptu stops on the way up, and then decide plans from then on based on how things are looking. MJB sightings are not guaranteed - their abundance varies a lot from year to year as does the start time for their flying season.  However we'll see how we go!

Anyone interested please contact Kevin at


Thursday 2nd. February - first meeting for 2017

Guest Speaker: Luna van der Loos will present: "Seaweeds - life in a changing ocean". She will talk about the changing conditions in the oceans and seas (with a focus on ocean acidification), how seaweeds respond and what their future role could be.

 Sunday 5th. February - Excursion

Beach walk at Rheban is planned. More details closer to date.

Thursday 2nd. March - Annual General Meeting

Elections for office bearers and President's address. Nomination form will be available in January Bulletin.

 Saturday 4th March - Excursion

Sandfly - Walk from Sandfly oval to North West Bay - more details closer to date.

Easter Camp - Advance Notice, 14-16 April

Possibly there will be no separate excursion for April as there will be an Easter Camp.

Easter Camp will be at Ben Lomond, staying in Ski Lodge accommodation (separate rooms not bunkhouse). More...

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month (excluding January) in the Life Sciences Building in College Road at the UTAS Sandy Bay Campus.   Here is a map with directions.

There will be an excursion each weekend after the monthly meeting, either on Saturday or Sunday, venue to be announced at the meeting and here.

A Christmas picnic/BBQ is held on a day following the December meeting.

A little bit about us

Our members are both professional and amateur naturalists who share a common interest in the natural world.

We encourage the study of all aspects of natural history and advocate the conservation of our natural heritage. Our journal, The Tasmanian Naturalist, is issued annually and our quarterly information Bulletin covers forthcoming activities. 

The club was formed in 1904, and we are associated with other Field Naturalist Clubs throughout Tasmania and beyond.

Our monthly meetings usually include a guest speaker who presents an illustrated talk on a topic of their particular interest or expertise. Members also contribute and discuss their recent observations of nature. An excursion on the following weekend visits a site, usually in Southern Tasmania, and usually related to the topic of the presentation.



Postal address:

Tasmanian Field Naturalists' Club            
Hobart 7001


Email the secretary:

or come to a meeting, everyone is welcome.


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