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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.



In light of the current COVID-19 situation and the age demographic of many of TFNC’s members we are cancelling the April and May General Meetings and Outings and will review the situation again in mid-May.

Unfortunately, this will delay the Presentation we intended to make to our new Life Member Janet Fenton at our April meeting.

 The decision about the June (and subsequent) General Meetings and Outings will be made as the situation evolves and according to Government advice. We plan to give members a couple of weeks' notice of events or of their cancellation via personal emails or via TFNC’s website.

 Whilst we are all ‘social distancing’  we are allowed to get out to have a walk each day!

So please keep posting your observations on the relevant Face Book pages and why not start writing that article you have been putting off beginning for the 2020 ‘Tasmanian Naturalist’!

Or please think about writing something for the July Bulletin which will otherwise be very lean!  Our Bulletin Editor, Deirdre asks members to send in short pieces and photographs about what they have observed on their own walks or in gardens to: TFNC Bulletin Editor (

 TFNC’s April Bulletin will be published as usual and we will also provide any other information/updates we have at that time in it.

Stay well and keep on Field Naturalising!

Annabel Carle and Anna McEldowney (TFNC President and Vice President - We are job sharing!)

 April and May Meetings and excursions are cancelled

Our guest speakers, Keith Cornett and Bernadette Proemse have offered to give their presentations to meetings in the future.

In normal times meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month (excluding January) in the Life Sciences Building in College Road at the UTAS Sandy Bay Campus. Meeting time: 7.15 for 7.30pm.  Here is a map with directions.

There will be an excursion each weekend after the monthly meeting, either on Saturday or Sunday, venue to be announced at the meeting and here. A Christmas picnic/BBQ is held on a day following the December meeting.

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

Email the secretary:

or come to a meeting, everyone is welcome.


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