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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

2020 Program

Sunday 6th. December - Christmas BBQ and walk.


(Bookings not necessary for Excursions, but sorry, members only in this COVID-19 era)

When: Sunday 6th December from 11.30am.

Venue: Poimena Reserve, Austins Ferry. See:

Meet at the BBQs near the Car Park

BYO Everything:  BBQ meats, salads, drinks, chairs etc.

Walk after lunch and see what we can find! Jewel beetles perhaps? (much of our Jewel Beetle Book was researched here!)  

The Disc Golf Course people have also asked if we will do a survey for them, so we will forward a list of our observations to them.

Please also remember to adhere to our Excursion Information:

Program for 2021

Thursday 4th. February - General Meeting

Andrew Hingston will present 'Swift Parrots and invasive species.' Venue: Mathers House, city centre

Saturday 6th February - Excursion to Echo Sugar Loaf, Randalls Bay

Thursday 4th March: Annual General Meeting and President's Address

Venue: Mathers House, city centre

Saturday 13th March: Excursion to Inala on Bruny Island

Booking will be essential as numbers are limited. More information here closer to the date

Thursday 8th April: General meeting

(Note change of day to second Thursday to avoid Easter)


TFNC  & COVID-19  at December 2020                      

We continue to note the government’s cautions for vulnerable people and we suggest it is a personal responsibility to decide if you are able to join us at General Meetings or on Excursions for the next few months.
Tasmania’s borders are beginning to re-open on 26 October 2020. We have updated our COVID
protocols accordingly. These are listed below.
For General Meetings
If you have returned from interstate or been in contact with anyone returned from interstate in the last 14 days then we ask you to stay at home.

For General Meetings and Excursions

If you are unwell or have ‘flu-like symptoms, please go and get tested and stay at home until you are well,
Members continue to social distance 1.5m from each other on excursions and inside have at least 4sqm.person
In addition for:
General Meetings:

  •  there is a 50-member attendance limit,
  •  members must book attendance via ‘TryBooking’ so we have a record of contact names and numbers,
  • TFNC provides hand sanitiser and sanitising wipes and members and are asked to clean chairs and any other surfaces they touch,
  • For Supper BYO mug.


  • Use sanitiser provided by TFNC on arrival and members must use the TFNC excursion COVID attendance book to record names and contact numbers,
  • Carry and use your own hand sanitiser as needed during the excursion.
  • Car sharing at members’ discretion.

Our programme of General Meetings and Excursions to the end of 2020 is listed below.

Excursion Guidelines, Recommended Carry List and Bush Hygiene notes can be found at

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:


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