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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

What's coming up in 2018?


Thursday 5th. July - Meeting

Guest Speakers: Dr. Rod Griffin , Ms J Habard and Dr Chris Harwood, Reproductive Biology of Acacias…what we know and what we need to find out.

Saturday 7th July  - Excursion to Mt Pleasant Observatory

Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory and Grote Reber Museum, 60-90 minute tour commencing 10 am.

Thursday 2nd. August - Meeting

Saturday or Sunday 4th or 5th August - Excursion

Thursday 6th. September - Meeting

Saturday or Sunday 8th or 9th September - Excursion

Thursday 4th. October - Meeting

Saturday or Sunday 6th or 7th  October - Excursion

Thursday 1st. November - Meeting

Guest speaker: Dr Catherine Byrne (Senior Curator of Zoology): A Lepidopterist's Taxonomic Toolkit and Thalaina, the Australian Geometrid Satin Moths.

Sunday 4th. November - Excursion

Visit to Rosny Collections and Research Facility. Numbers limited.


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. Meeting time: 7.15 for 7.30pm.  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.


There is more about us here