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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

2021 Program

   Call for papers   for 2021 Tasmanian Naturalist...details here          

     New! -  Quarterly Bulletin for July 2021

Thursday 5th August - General meeting

Guest Speaker: Stephen Hamilton from ZooDoo will present on Community Consultation and Cole River Tier. This is the area visited on the July excursion.

Venue: Mathers House, Bathurst St. Hobart

Saturday 7th August - Excursion

Excursion to the Pooseum and Brinktop Bushland Reserve, Richmond.Meet at Pooseum at 9.30am (entry is discounted to $12 a head). Proceed to Brinktop Bushland Reserve for 11.15 am start. Cross over Richmond Bridge and the 1.7 ha. reserve is on on Road C351.

Please check back here closer to the date for further details.

Thursday 2nd.September - General meeting

Guest Speaker to be advised

Sunday 5th. September - Excursion

Excursion to a private property at Weilangta. More details here closer to the date.

Thursday 7th. October - General meeting

Guest Speaker: Dr Lauren Roman, Associate Researcher, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS, will present "Volcanoes, pumice and death of Short-tailed Shearwaters”

Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th October - Excursion

Excursion to Brown Mountain, Tasman Peninsula. We will walk to Crescent Bay, with side trip for the energetic to top of Brown Mountain.

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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