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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 October 6th. - General Meeting

Dr David Green from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS) will present:

‘Using seals to study Southern Ocean Ecosystems’.

Here is a map of the venue and instructions to access

Sunday October 9th. Excursion to Little Swanport Reserve

Meet at parking area  at the reserve at 10am.

In 2019 the Tasmanian Land Conservancy protected 150 hectares on the North side of the Little Swanport River . It is located about halfway between Triabunna and Swansea on the East Coast. From Hobart it is about 1 hour and 40 minutes’ drive (110km) along the Tasman Highway. Travelling northward from Hobart up the Tasman Highway, the bridge over the Little Swanport River is located approximately 20 minutes’ drive (25 kms) north of the township of Triabunna. A little under 1km after crossing the bridge over the Little Swanport River, take the road first left off the Tasman Highway into Bresnehans Road. About 900 m along Bresnehans Road, a gate on the left leads to the reserve’s parking area. The approach and turn-off is well-signposted. The TLC has provided a map showing the reserve, its location, and access. We will meet at 10:00 AM.

See map here: Little Swanport Reserve Visitation Map

Thursday November 3rd. - General Meeting

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

 Saturday November 5th. - Excursion to Mountain River

Following on from Dr John Gooderham’s presentation, John will give us a hands-on introduction to the invertebrates of Mountain River.

 Thursday December 1st - General Meeting

Members' night.

Saturday December 3rd - Christmas BBQ

This year’s Christmas BBQ will be held at Randall’s Bay, 20 minutes’ drive from Cygnet and near the mouth of the Huon River.

 Advance notice - Return to Vale of Belvoir Excursion

Regatta Day Long Weekend, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February 2023

This is early notice of an exciting multi-day excursion because accommodation will need to be booked early due to peak of tourist season. Please see here for more information about the excursion and accommodation options. 


Covid Safety

TFNC follows the Tasmanian Government’s latest COVID safety guidelines which can be found at Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) . Cancellation of events or new restrictions due to government advice will be posted on the TFNC website as well as sent in an email to all members.

Non-members can now attend excursions.

It is each member’s responsibility not to put others at risk. 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, either by 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 also use the hand sanitiser. Please socially distance at the required spacing.

TFNC excursion guidelines, including use of car sharing are available from Excursion information - Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club ( .

 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

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