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Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference

October 25-27 more...

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Vale Isa Hurburg

TFN notes the recent passing of Life Member Isa Hurburg at the age of 100.

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Now calling for papers for

The Tasmanian Naturalist Vol 141 see guidelines here

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National Wildflower Conference in Albany, Western Australia, Sept-Oct 2019       more...

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Anaspides Study

Observations requested...more...

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April 2019 Bulletin here

Deadline for July bulletin is July 23.

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A membership fee is payable on joining the club, and is renewable annually in January. 

If you join and pay during October, November or December you will be deemed to have paid your membership for the whole of the following year. 

As a member, you will receive the Club's quarterly Bulletin, and the annual Journal, The Tasmanian Naturalist.

Annual membership fees (in Australian dollars, AUD) are:

  • Family $35.00
  • Adult $30.00
  • Concession/Junior $25

For a postal subscription to The Tasmanian Naturalist only, the annual fees (in Australian dollars, AUD) are:

Australia $20.00

Overseas $25.00

You can download an application form for paying by post or for bringing along to a regular TFNC meeting, or you can pay online, as follows:

 

 

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2019 Committee

Tas Field Naturalists Committee elected at 7 March 2019 at the AGM

President: Kevin Bonham......................................president@tasfieldnats.org.au
Vice-President: Genevieve Gates
Secretary: Margaret Warren................................ secretary@tasfieldnats.org.au
Treasurer: Jane Catchpole...................................treasurer@tasfieldnats.org.au
Naturalist Editor: Mick Brown..............................mickjbrown1@outlook.com
Bulletin Editor: Deirdre Brown.............................tfn.bulletin.editor@gmail.com
Walks and Talks: Amanda Thomson....................
Librarian: Annabel Carle.......................................librarian@tasfieldnats.org.au
Website: Deirdre Brown........................................web.master@tasfieldnats.org.au

General Committee members:
Anna McEldowney
Abbey Throssell
Margaret Williams

Secretary's Report presented at AGM March 2019

At the end of what has been another good year for the club I would like to thank the committee members, most of whom have been serving on the committee for many years and who keep the club running smoothly.

 Another vote of thanks goes to Amanda Thomson who organised all the interesting speakers and the excursions we have enjoyed throughout the year. The average attendance at meetings was 30 and 15 at excursions.

 In March, members explored Tooms Lake, a place first visited by field nats in 1949 and the site of an Easter camp in 1969.

 In September Maria and John Grist revealed the sites of some of the old huts on Mt Wellington and told of their history.

 Also much appreciated by members was a tour of the TMAG collections facility at Rosny in November. Most people drive by these buildings without knowing what wonders are held within and Cathy Byrne gave us a most interesting and informative tour.

 In December we ended the year with an excursion to Echo Sugarloaf and a well attended BBQ at Randall’s Bay.

 Lastly a thank you to everyone who contributes photos to the Field Nats Facebook page. The site is followed by people not only from Tasmania but from all parts of the country. It is a good way of attracting new members and particularly young people who are the future of our club, so keep up the good work.

Speakers in 2018

 February: Simon Grove: Sinking to New Depths in Pursuit of Rare Tasmanian Mollusks (37 Members and Guests)

March:       Kevin Bonham: Highlights from Field Nats Bulletins (22)

April:          Els Wakefield: The Natural Wonders and People of Zambia, Botswana and Namibia (23)

May:           Peter Fehre: Another Natural Asset – Tasmania’s Native Orchids (37)

June:          Richard Robinson: Fungi, Fire and Forestry (27)

July:            Rod Griffin: Reproductive Biology of Australian Acacias (37)

August:       Stephen Harris: Tasmanian Callitris (27)

September: Maria and John Grist: Mt Wellington Huts (35)

October:     Helen Fitton: Seaweed Science (17)

November: Cathy Byrne: Lepidopterist’s Taxonomic Toolkit & Thalaina (Satin Moths) (35)

December:  Members Night (28)

 Excursions

February:  Gould’s Lagoon (18 Members and Guests)

March:       Toom’s Lake (13)

April:          New Town Falls (17)

May:           Handsome Caves (19)

June:          Woodvine (16)

July:            Mt Pleasant Observatory (14)

August:       Eucalyptus Id with Mark Wapstra (14)

September: Mt Wellington Hut Ruins (14)

October:      Rheban Beach (10)

November:  Tour of TMAG Collections and Research Facility (13)

December:   BBQ - Echo Sugarloaf, Randalls Bay (18)

                                                 Margaret Warren, Secretary

Club Rules

Here is a pdf of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Rules