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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

2021 Program

 Quarterly Bulletin for April 2021

Thursday 6th May: General Meeting

For members only. 7.15 for 7.30pm, Mather House

Guest Speaker: Clare Hawkins will present: 

'Where? Where? Wedgie! 2018-2020: getting to know our raptors.'

The talk will present a progress report on NatureTrackers’ bird of prey monitoring program, and provide some pointers and discussion on how to improve raptor identification skills.

Sunday 9th May: Excursion to Oatlands area

Following Clare’s talk we will be concentrating on bird spotting, starting in Oatlands at the northern end of Lake Dulverton. We will meet at 10.30 am where the Lake Dulverton walking track starts, not far from the Callington Mill. Final details for the excursion will be given at the General Meeting.

 Thursday 3rd. June - General meeting

Topic to be announced.

 Saturday 5th or Sunday  6th of June- Excursion to Betsy Island

Registrations are filling fast for the TFNC boat trip to Betsey Island. The day, either Saturday or Sunday, will be chosen closer to date and is dependent on weather.  The cost is $70 per person and numbers are limited. As previously informed, attendees should be fit and agile because of the difficult landing. Pre-bookings are essential through the Try Booking reference sent to members via email.

TFNC  & COVID-19,  2021

We continue to note the government’s cautions for vulnerable people and we suggest it is a personal responsibility to decide if you are able to join us at General Meetings or on Excursions.

For General Meetings and Excursions

In this Covid era only TFNC members can attend our meetings and excursions.

If you are unwell or have ‘flu-like symptoms, please go and get tested and stay at home until you are well,

Members continue to social distance 1.5m from each other at meetings and on excursions and inside have at least 4sqm.per person.

General Meetings at Mathers House:

  • As there is now a 50-member attendance limit, there is no longer any need to pre-book, but on arrival members must use the provided hand sanitiser and record names and contact numbers on the TFNC meeting attendance sheet.
  •  members are asked to clean chairs and any other surfaces they touch with the provided sanitising wipes.
  • For Supper BYO mug.


  • Use sanitiser provided by TFNC on arrival and members must use the TFNC excursion COVID attendance sheet to record names and contact numbers,
  • Carry and use your own hand sanitiser as needed during the excursion.
  • Car sharing at members’ discretion.
  • We also encourage you to keep up to date with the Tasmanian Government website In particular the Section “Important Community Updates”. Things can change quickly and it is each member's responsibility to ensure that you are not putting others at risk.

Excursion Guidelines, Recommended Carry List and Bush Hygiene notes can be found at

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

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