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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.


TFNC  COVID-19   UPDATE 19 June 2020              TFNC Quarterly Bulletin July 2020

As of the 19 June 2020 we are allowed to have up to 80 people on our excursions and at meetings PROVIDING we to continue to:

We continue to note the government’s cautions for vulnerable people and we suggest it will be a personal responsibility to decide if you are able to join us in the next few months.


UTAS have cancelled all our lecture theatre bookings until 31 December 2020.

Your committee is currently looking for alternative venues in which to hold our meetings for the rest of the year or we may arrange Zoom webinar(s) as an alternative. We will let members know the decision as soon as possible.

We do have speakers lined up from September onwards, subject to finding a venue. Therefore, at the moment our program to the end of the year is as shown below.

2020 Program


Thursday 3rd. No face to face General Meeting. Flexible 'meeting'. Our Guest Speaker Dr Simon Grove (Senior Curator of Invertebrate Zoology - TMAG ) has provided this link to a YouTube talk about Tasmanian Seashells to watch at your convenience.

Saturday 5th Excursion: Following Simon Grove’s talk we will travel to Eaglehawk Neck on Tasman Peninsula.


Thursday 1st. General Meeting. Venue: Mathers House, central Hobart. Guest Speaker: Dr Vishnu Prahalad (Lecturer in Physical Geography - UTAS) “Tasmania's Derwent estuary wetlands: past, present and the future".

Sunday 4th Excursion: Marion Bay wetlands with Dr Vishnu Prahalad


 Thursday 5th. General Meeting. Venue: Mathers House, central Hobart. Guest Speaker Dr Keith Corbett, author of  “Child of Gondwana - Tasmania’s geological heritage”.

Saturday 7th Excursion: Growling Swallet with Dr Keith Corbett,


 Thursday3rd. General Meeting. Venue: Mathers House, central Hobart.  Members Night. Members are invited to make a short presentation on a relevant subject

 Sunday 6th Excursion Christmas BBQ/Excursion. Venue to TBA.

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

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