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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.


TFNC  & COVID-19                                    TFNC Quarterly Bulletin July 2020

As of the 19 June 2020 we are allowed to meet again PROVIDING:

  • we continue to‘Social Distance’ 1.5m from each other or inside have 4sqm/person.
  • if you are unwell or have ‘flu-like symptoms, PLEASE go and get tested and stay home until you are well!
  • you bring your own hand sanitiser to excursions.

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.

Subject to the control of COVID-19  in Tasmania our General Meetings will resume face to face from October onwards, but we will be meeting in Mathers House, Mathers Lane, Hobart CBD where at August 2020 we can seat a maximum of 40 people. A map and parking information will be provided closer to the time.

Our programme of General Meetings and Excursions to the end of 2020 is listed below.

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

2020 Program

Thursday 1st. October-General Meeting

 Guest Speaker: Dr Vishnu Prahalad (Lecturer in Physical Geography - UTAS) “Tasmania's Derwent estuary wetlands: past, present and the future".

Venue: Mathers House, central Hobart.

Sunday 4th. October - Excursion

Excursion to Marion Bay wetlands with Dr Vishnu Prahalad


 Thursday 5th. General Meeting. Venue: Mathers House, central Hobart. 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. Venue: Mathers House, central Hobart.  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

Email the secretary:

or come to a meeting, everyone is welcome.


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