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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

2021 Program

 Quarterly Bulletin for January 2021 - out now!!

Nomination form for all positions

Annual General Meeting - Thursday 4th March

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 l More detail on the program for March 4th.  here

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

Excursion - Saturday 13th March

Excursion to Inala on Bruny Island. For members only.

Address: 320 Cloudy Bay Road, Bruny Island. Commencing at 9.30am

Numbers are limited to 30 members only. BOOK NOW!  There will also be a Waiting List available in case of overbookings/any cancellations. (The trybooking link has been emailed to all members)

We will be surveying plants, fungi, snails, other invertebrates, etc, but not birds for Inala. Copies of the preliminary survey of Inala species conducted in October 2020 will be made available by email to participants prior to the excursion and there will be some hardcopies available at the Excursion itself.

If doing the excursion as a day trip please aim to catch the 7.30am ferry (and not the busy 8.30am ferry) from Kettering. It will take about an hour to get to Inala after disembarking the ferry.

Interested members will be able to record their sightings in a special project created by Inala in iNaturalist.

If you cant get to the 4 March meeting, PLEASE be sure to check our website for any last minute information/arrangements.

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,  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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