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Volume 140 (2018) of The Tasmanian Naturalist

Now available for purchase.


Anaspides Study

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Volume 139 is now available in digital form from Naturalist page


Jewel Beetle Book
limited numbers available in our bookshop now.


January 2019 Bulletin here

Deadline for May bulletin is April 23.

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Help to eliminate European wasps from Mt Wellington



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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

What's coming up in 2019?


 Thursday 4th April  - Meeting

Guest speaker David Ratkowsky will discuss
Are Kelp Gulls replacing Pacific Gulls in Tasmania?

 Saturday 6th April - Excursion

The excursion will be led by Els Wakefield and will be to Gypsy Bay close to Primrose Sands. Leave city at 9am to arrive in Primrose Sands at 9.45am and meet at the boat launching jetty on Gypsy Bay. There should be parking up the hill from the jetty. Excursion will take only about an hour. However there is a nice coastal drive where you can observe the breeding islands of the gulls.

 19-21 April Easter Camp at Molecreek

Details of activities and meeting times will be emailed to those who have registered to attend.

Thursday 2nd May - Meeting

Guest speaker Stefan Eberhard will present:
35 years Under the Earth - Subterranean Ecology and Cave Diving

 Sunday 5th May - Excursion

Venue to be announced.

 Thursday 6th June - Meeting

Simon Grove will present a talk entitled: Exploring Tasmania’s deep-sea coral reefs.

 Saturday  8th  June - Excursion

Possibly a beach walk.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month (excluding January) in the Life Sciences Building in College Road at the UTAS Sandy Bay Campus. Meeting time: 7.15 for 7.30pm.  Here is a map with directions.

There will be an excursion each weekend after the monthly meeting, either on Saturday or Sunday, venue to be announced at the meeting and here.

A Christmas picnic/BBQ is held on a day following the December meeting.

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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