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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.




 Thursday 7th. November - Meeting

Guest Speaker: Rod Hewer will talk on "Gemstones and Petrifactions".

Sunday 10th. November - Excursion

Excursion will be to Rod Hewer's private geology and artifact collection at Acton. We will meet at Acton at 10am for a presentation, demonstration of rock cutting and polishing and plenty of time to look around the collection. There is ample parking. Bring lunch.

Directions were provided at Thursday's meeting but if you require further information or you were not at the meeting, please email:  for directions.

Thursday 5th. December - Members' Night

Members are invited to make short presentations ( about 15 minutes max.) on a relevant subject. Please contact the President: to indicate that you would like to present.

Saturday 7th. December - Christmas outing

BBQ at Waterworks Reserve Site no. 2 from 11am - 2pm. More detail closer to the date.

Thursday 6th February 2020 - Meeting

At our first meeting for the new year we have a presentation from Stewart Nicol, Associate Professor and Honorary Research Associate, School of Natural Sciences, UTAS:
Smart, sexy and cool (and only a bit prickly). Why Tasmanian echidnas are special.


Meetings are held on the first Thursday ofeach 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.


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