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Members! 2019 Subscriptions are now due. Online payment here...


Call for Nature Walk Leaders March 21.



Where Where Wedgie is on again!  more...


Volume 140 (2018) of The Tasmanian Naturalist

Available for purchase  from our bookshop now!


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?


Saturday and Sunday February 16-17th

Weekend excursion to The Big Punch Bowl, East Coast

NOTE: if going from Hobart on Sunday, please note the Tasman Bridge is closed from 7-9am for the bridge Fun Run.

Excursion February 16-17th.  Note the date is a week later than usual. This excursion will replace the usual February excursion.

IMPORTANT: If intending to participate in this excursion, read details here:

Thursday 7th. March-Annual General Meeting

Elections of office bearers and President's address: "Pros and cons of publishing location details".

 Saturday or Sunday 9th or 10th March - Excursion

Venue and details to be announced.

 Thursday April 4th. - Meeting

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

 Saturday or Sunday 6th or 7th April - Excursion

Possible venue for excursion is Gypsy Bay close to Dodges Ferry.

 19-21 April Easter Camp at Molecreek

More information coming. The Club will be booking accommodation at Molecreek cabins. Please indicate an expression of interest to the Secretary ( as soon as possible.

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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