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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.


    We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we study natural history    


2024 program

  Annual General Meeting (AGM) 7:30 PM Thursday 7th March 2024

The Annual General Meeting will include the Secretary’s Report and the Election of Office Bearers for 2024-25. The agenda will be emailed to members prior to the meeting. Only financial members will be able to vote.

The President’s address will be Tasmania’s Autumn Favourite: The Deciduous Beech, Nothofagus gunnii.

The AGM will be followed by a General Meeting.

Please consider contributing to the club by standing for our committee. It can be very rewarding and great friendships are made! Nominations may be received for all positions whether they are currently occupied or not. At the time of writing, we are still looking for members to be President, Secretary and Communications Officer. These are key positions, and we would prefer to find someone to be president who has previous committee experience. Please think about it and talk to one of the existing committee members!

Here is the nomination form. The competed nomination forms must be received by the TFNC Secretary by Monday 26 February 2024 ( )

AGM 2024 Agenda and Secretary's Report

Excursion to Flowerpot Reserve, Blackmans Bay.

10:00 AM Sunday 10th March 2024

Flowerpot Reserve is a narrow coastal reserve stretching from the Southern end of Blackmans Bay Beach around Flowerpot Point. The tide will be low so there will be opportunities to investigate rock pools and search for intertidal life. Some may wish to swim off the beach or snorkel off the rocky shores. We will meet in the car park at the southern end of Ocean Esplanade, Blackmans Bay.

2024 Easter Excursion

2024 Easter Excursion to Mt Cameron Field Study Centre

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2024

The Mt Cameron Field Study Centre is located in Tasmania’s far North-east. It is about 4.5 hours’ drive from Hobart (about 1.5 hours east of Scottsdale).

Read more here

General Meeting 7:30 PM Thursday 11th April 2024

Because of the Easter Camp, the April General Meeting will be held on the second Thursday of the month.

No Excursion in April 2024

Due to the Easter excursion at the end of March into early April, there will be no excursion in April.

Meetings and Excursions

Non-members are welcome to attend General Meetings and field excursions.

Our General Meetings 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.

General Meetings are held at the University's Sandy Bay Campus in the Law Building Seminar Room (Room 132) located off Grosvenor Crescent near the University sports grounds. Being held after university open hours, meetings use the back entrance to the building, located off the laneway on the northern side of the building. General Meetings are usually held at 7:30 PM on the first Thursday of the month and access is available from 7:15 PM.

Here is a map of the venue and instructions for access

Wearing of masks is optional. If you want to wear a mask, please bring your own. If you are unwell, or have flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. We follow the Tasmanian Government's latest safety guidelines for Coronavirus.

Field excursions are usually held on the weekend following a General Meeting. These are generally to a site in Southern Tasmania and are often related to a topic of the previous General Meeting's presentation. TFNC excursion guidelines, including the use of car sharing, are available from .

A Little Bit about Us

Our members are both professionals 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.

The club was formed in 1904 and we are associated with other Field Naturalist clubs throughout Tasmania and beyond.

As well as monthly meetings and excursions, our quarterly information bulletin covers our activities and provides information that may be useful to members. We produce a respected journal, The Tasmanian Naturalist, which is released annually. We publish books about our natural heritage, and you can discover more about them here .

New members are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member, please use this link .

You can find out more about the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club here.


Postal address:

Tasmanian Field Naturalists' Club            
Hobart 7001

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