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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

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

2021 Program

Saturday 30th. October - Return to Coal River Tier

Following the successful excursion in July, Zoodoo has invited us back to extend knowledge of their private reserve. This will be an unofficial TFNC event. Zoodoo will invite some friends along, so feel welcome to invite some of your friends as well. We will meet at 10 AM at Zoodoo, 620 Middle Tea Tree Road, Tea Tree  . Following the event, participants can enter the zoo free of charge. There is a new aviary of swift parrots that are currently breeding. Findings from July can be found on iNaturalist .

Thursday 4th. November

General meeting. Guest Speaker: James Pay will present “Investigating the conservation requirements of the endangered Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle”.

Venue: University’s Sandy Bay campus Law Building Seminar Room (Room 132), located off Grosvenor Crescent near the University sports grounds. The entrance is located off the laneway on the northern side of the building.

Here is a map of the venue and instructions to access

Saturday 6th. or Sunday 7th. November - Excursion

Venue to be decided, but possibly to Lake Tooms.

Saturday 27th November - Return to Inala

Following our successful excursion to Inala in March, we have been invited to undertake another survey of the property. The wet spring can yield new and different species. More detail here...

Thursday 2nd. December - Members' Night

Members are invited to make a short presentation on a topic of interest.

Saturday  4th.  December - Christmas BBQ/picnic

Venue is Taroona Beach BBQ shelter.

Easter Camp 2022 - Tullah

Advance notice: If interested in attending, please read on here...

Covid Safety

TFNC follows Tasmanian Government’s latest COVID safety guidelines which can be found at . Cancellations of events or new restrictions due to government advice will be posted on the TFNC website as well as in an email to all members.

Currently, only TFNC members can attend meetings and excursions. It is each member’s responsibility to not put others at risk so if you are unwell or have “flu-like symptoms”, please get tested and stay at home.

On arrival at meetings and excursions, the government requires you to check in using the supplied Check in Tas App QR code. Also sign in on the COVID attendance list to record your name and phone number and use the hand sanitiser provided. Please socially distance at the required spacing.

At the end of meetings, please use provided sanitising wipes to clean chairs and other surfaces that have been touched.

TFNC excursion guidelines, including use of car sharing, are available from .

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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