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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.


TFNC  COVID-19   UPDATE 19 June 2020              TFNC Quarterly Bulletin April 2020

As of the 19 June 2020 we are allowed to have up to 80 people on our excursions and at meetings PROVIDING we to continue to:

We continue to note the government’s cautions for vulnerable people and we suggest it will be a personal responsibility to decide if you are able to join us in the next few months.


UTAS have cancelled all our lecture theatre bookings until 31 December 2020.

Your committee is currently looking for alternative venues in which to hold our meetings for the rest of the year or we may arrange Zoom webinar(s) as an alternative. We will let members know the decision as soon as possible.

We do have speakers lined up from September onwards, subject to finding a venue. Therefore, at the moment our programme to the end of the year is as shown below.

July General meeting is cancelled.

Excursion to Pipeline Track, kunanyi/Mt. Wellington, Saturday 4th July 2020 commencing at 10am.

Meet at 10am at the Neika entrance to the Pipeline Track. Parking is available in Huon Road near the ‘water tank’ before the Morphett Road junction. See the following map,147.2429342,17z         

BYO morning tea and lunch.

There are always things of interest to be found along the Pipeline track – including fungi, snails, other invertebrates, flora and if we are lucky some birds.

We no longer need to have those interested in attending to register, so please join us!


Thursday 6th. - General meeting. Guest speaker TBA

Sunday 9th. - Excursion to Tinderbox Hills


Thursday 3rd. General Meeting/Speaker (subject to confirmation of venue):Guest Speaker: Dr Simon Grove (Senior Curator of Invertebrate Zoology - TMAG ) “Deep Sea Molluscs from the Shelf”.

Saturday 5th Excursion: Following Simon Grove’s talk to a local beach.


Thursday 1st. General Meeting/Speaker (subject to confirmation of venue). Guest Speaker: Dr Vishnu Prahalad (Lecturer in Physical Geography - UTAS) “Tasmania's Derwent estuary wetlands: past, present and the future".

Sunday 4th Excursion: Marion Bay wetlands with Dr Vishnu Prahalad


 Thursday 5th. General Meeting/Speaker (subject to confirmation of venue):Guest Speaker Dr Keith Corbett, author of  “Child of Gondwana - Tasmania’s geological heritage”.

Saturday 7th Excursion: Growling Swallet with Dr Keith Corbett,


 Thursday3rd. General Meeting/Speaker (subject to confirmation of venue): Members Night. Members are invited to make a short presentation on a relevant subject

 Sunday 6th Excursion Christmas BBQ/Excursion. Venue to TBA.

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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