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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.


TFNC  & COVID-19  at October 2020                       TFNC Quarterly Bulletin July 2020

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 the next few months.
Tasmania’s borders are beginning to re-open on 26 October 2020. We have updated our COVID
protocols accordingly. These are listed below.
For General Meetings and Excursions
If you have returned from interstate or been in contact with anyone returned from interstate in the last 14 days then we ask you to stay at home.
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 on excursions and inside have at least 4sqm.person
In addition for:
General Meetings:

  •  there is a 40-member attendance limit,
  •  members must book attendance via ‘TryBooking’ so we have a record of contact names and numbers,
  • TFNC provides hand sanitiser and sanitising wipes and members and are asked to clean chairs and any other surfaces they touch,
  • For Supper BYO mug.


  • Use sanitiser provided by TFNC on arrival and members must use the TFNC excursion COVID attendance book to record names and contact numbers,
  • Carry and use your own hand sanitiser as needed during the excursion.
  • Car sharing at members’ discretion.

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

 November - Thursday 5th November -  General meeting

Guest Speaker Dr Keith Corbett, author of  “Child of Gondwana - Tasmania’s geological heritage”.

Venue: Upper Mathers House, Bathurst St, Hobart CBD.Access through the door closest to Bathurst St .

Time: 7.30pm but doors will be open from 7pm.

Please be punctual as someone has to open the door to let you in.

Numbers are capped at 40 members only. (Sorry, no visitors in this COVID era.) 

Bookings essential via TryBooking.  All members should have received an email with the booking link.

Booking or other enquiries to: 

Mathers House Covid safe plan


 Saturday 7th November   - Excursion

GROWLING SWALLET, Florentine Valley  with Dr Keith Corbett

(Bookings not necessary for Excursions, but sorry, members only in this COVID-19 era).

Detailed information here.


 Thursday 3rd. General Meeting. Venue: Upper Mathers House, central Hobart. Numbers will be capped at 40
members and bookings will be necessary. More information to follow.

Members' Night. Members are invited to make a short presentation on a relevant subject. Please email your interest and topic to

 Sunday 6th Excursion Christmas BBQ/Excursion. Venue: Poimena Reserve Austins Ferry.

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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