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December 6th.

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The Naturalist Vol.143, 2021 now available online here...


October 2022 Bulletin


Non-members now allowed to attend TFN excursions (as from Oct 2022.)


Genevieve Gates wins ANHC medallion



Australasian Bittern

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Le Souef Award and Kristi's Presentation at April meeting


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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 December 1st. 7.15 for 7.30pm - General Meeting

The December General Meeting is traditionally Member’s Night, and we have four knowledgeable members lined up to give short presentations on a variety of topics.

Meetings are held in the University of Tasmania’s Law Seminar Room and access instructions are here .

Saturday December 3rd 12pm - Christmas BBQ at Randalls Bay

This year’s Christmas BBQ will be held at Randall’s Bay, and previous club president and life member, Genevieve Gates, will be presented with her well-deserved Australian Natural History Medallion.

The long-range weather forecast looks great for the Christmas BBQ. Randalls Bay, near the mouth of the Huon River, is about an hour’s drive from Hobart. If you are driving along the Channel Highway from Huonville, the turn off to Randalls Bay is on the right, about 15 minutes after Cygnet. At Randalls Bay, the BBQ and toilet facilities are at the western end of the beach. After the BBQ, some members might like to explore the nearby Echo Sugarloaf or do the full Echo Sugarloaf Track circuit which takes about 2 hours, or do the shorter walk on the headland at the western end of the beach.

 Memorial service for Hans Wapstra -Sunday December 4th.

Details here.

 Thursday 2nd. February - first meeting for 2023

 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

Email the secretary:


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