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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

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

2022 Program


 Thursday June 2nd.- General Meeting

Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick and  Ian Jenkinson (honours student) will present: ‘Maintaining grassy woodland threatened with sheoak invasion – results of a BACI experiment.’

Note change of venue. This talk will be held in Room 227 in the Geology Building at UTAS.

 June 4th or 5th  2022 - Betsey Island excursion

Following the cancellation of last year’s Betsey Island excursion due to bad weather, another trip is being organised for June. The trip will be dependent on suitable weather. More details here...

Thursday July 7th General meeting

Dr. Perpetua Turner (Honorary Associate) will present. Title TBA.

Saturday July 9th. - Excursion

Excursion: Details TBA

Thursday August 4th - General Meeting

Dr David Hocking the new Senior Curator of Vertebrate Zoology and Palaeontology at TMAG, will talk about 3D scanning.

Sunday August 7th.- Excursion

 Details TBA.

Thursday September 1st - General Meeting

Dr. Gintaras Kantvilas will present. Title TBA

 Saturday September 3rd.- Excursion

Venue TBA.

Thursday October 6th. - General Meeting

Professor Erik Wapstra, Professor of Behavioural Ecology and Associate Dean of Research. Co-leader of  Behavioural and Evolutionary Research Group will talk on lizards and skinks.

Sunday October 9th. Excursion

Venue TBA.

Thursday November 3rd - General Meeting

John Gooderham, Freshwater Ecologist. The Waterbug company, will present. Title TBA.

 Saturday November 5th. - Excursion

Venue: Mountain River

 Thursday December 1st - General Meeting

Members' night.


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.

Masks must be worn at meetings (speakers excepted) and all attendees at meetings and excursions must be able to show evidence of being fully vaccinated if requested, either via a smart phone or a vaccination certificate.

On arrival at meetings and excursions, please sign in on the TFNC attendance list to record your name and phone number and use the hand sanitiser.  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.

From October 2021 meetings are being held at 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


Postal address:

Tasmanian Field Naturalists' Club            
Hobart 7001

Email the secretary:


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