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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

What's coming up in 2018?


Thursday 4th. October - Meeting

Guest Speaker Helen Fitton will present "Seaweed Science".

Sunday 7th. October - Excursion (if the weather is looking awful on Sunday, it will be held on Sat 6th)

Rheban Spit mainly to look at Seaweeds. Low tide will be about 10.55am. Check website for further details after the meeting on 4th October.

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.

Saturday 3rd.  November - Excursion

Visit to Rosny Collections and Research Facility. Numbers limited are limited and children under 13 cannot attend. Booking is essential. Please email to book.

Thursday 6th. December - Meeting and Members' Night

It's not too soon to start planning a short 'show and tell' of something interesting that you have observed in the natural world and would like to share with members.

Sunday 9th. December - Annual Picnic

Annual TFN Christmas picnic. We are planning a walk up Echo Sugarloaf to be followed by a BBQ at Randall's Bay. More details closer to the date.


Advance Notice - 2019 events

The Big Punch Bowl, East Coast. Excursion February 16-17th.

This excursion will replace the usual February excursion. Stay overnight nearby if you wish, but book your own accommodation as the Club will not be arranging shared accommodation. The Big Punch Bowl

Easter Camp 19-21 April at Molecreek

More information coming. The Club will be booking accommodation at Molecreek cabins. Please indicate an expression of interest to the Secretary ( as soon as possible.


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