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Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference

October 25-27 more...


Vale Isa Hurburg

TFN notes the recent passing of Life Member Isa Hurburg at the age of 100.


Now calling for papers for

The Tasmanian Naturalist Vol 141 see guidelines here


National Wildflower Conference in Albany, Western Australia, Sept-Oct 2019       more...


Anaspides Study

Observations requested...more...



April 2019 Bulletin here

Deadline for July bulletin is July 23.

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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

What's coming up in 2019?

The Tasmanian Naturalist Volume 141 to be issued in December 2019 is now calling for papers. Deadline is August 31st. See guidelines here


Thursday 1st. August - Meeting

Guest speaker: Dr Craig Johnston will present On restoration of kelp forests.

Saturday  3rd.  August - Excursion

Fossil Cove, Blackmans Bay.

In order to get the low tide we will meet there for lunch and then in the afternoon look for the seaweeds and fossils to be found there!

Check here for meeting time after the 1st August meeting.

Thursday 5th. September - Meeting

Guest speaker to be announced

Sunday  8th.  September - Excursion

Venue to be announced

Thursday 3rd. October  - Meeting

Guest speaker to be announced.

Sunday 6th. October - Excursion

Venue to be announced.

Thursday 7th. November - Meeting

Rod Hewer will talk on Gemstones and Petrifactions.

Saturday 5th. November - Excursion

Proposed excursion is to Lune River.

Thursday 5th. December - Meeting

Members' Night.

Saturday or Sunday 7th. or 8th. December - Christmas outing

Venue to be announced.

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:

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