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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

2021 Program

 Quarterly Bulletin for January 2021 - out now!!

Nomination form for all positions


Thursday 4th. February - General Meeting. For members only.

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Dr. Andrew Hingston (Inala Nature tours and Hon. Research Assoc. UTAS) will present

'Swift Parrots and invasive species.'

Venue: Mathers House, city centre, accessed from Bathurst St

Time : 7.15 for 7.30

 Members only in this Covid era. Pre bookings no longer required but members will  be required to sanitise and provide names and contact numbers on arrival.


Saturday 6th February - Excursion to Echo Sugar Loaf, Randalls Bay

For members only. Meet there at 10am. It takes about one hour to drive from Hobart TMAG to Randalls Bay. Meet and park at the end of Randalls Bay Beach, and we begin by walking along the beach. Map and information:

Thursday 4th March, Meeting 7.15 for 7.30. For members only.

Speakers: Three 10 minutes (approx) talks from:

Margaret Williams: 'Morocco, some geology - a taste"

Mick Brown: 'Birds of Lord Howe Island'

Shortened President's Address: 'The ones that got away'

Followed by Annual General Meeting

Nomination form for all executive and committee positions

Venue: Mathers House, city centre, accessed from Bathurst St.

Saturday 13th March: Excursion to Inala on Bruny Island. For members only.

Inala is at 320 Cloudy Bay Road, Bruny Island. Booking will be essential as numbers are limited to 30. The Trybooking link will be emailed mid-January 2021. This is not a bird trip. We have been invited to survey plants, fungi, snails, other invertebrates, etc for Inala.

On a Saturday morning it will be safer to catch the 7.30am ferry. If you dont want to do it as a day trip book accommodation now. Suggestion: Google options at Inala and Hotel Bruny.

Thursday 8th April: General meeting. For members only.

(Note change of day to second Thursday to avoid Easter).

Sunday 11 April: Excursion for members only.

More information here closer to the date.

TFNC  & COVID-19  at January 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.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.

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

Email the secretary:


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