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Volume 140 (2018) of The Tasmanian Naturalist

Available for purchase  from our bookshop now!


Volume 139 is now available in digital form from Naturalist page


Jewel Beetle Book
limited numbers available in our bookshop now.


January 2019 Bulletin here

Deadline for May bulletin is April 23.

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Help to eliminate European wasps from Mt Wellington



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Science in the Park seeking Nature Walk leaders

The Science in the Pub committee - a volunteer run science outreach group - is running an event for late primary/early secondary children called 'Science in the Park'.
The event will be on Sunday March 31 2019 at Tolosa Park, in the afternoon (exact times TBC). 
The event will be a mixture of demonstrations in the music bowl, interactive stalls and bush tucker and nature walks. We have contacted the Field Nats because we are seeking people who would be willing to lead a nature walk - the length and type of nature walk can be flexible depending on your interests and availability, but ideally in the range of 30-45 minutes. We are confirming whether a Working with Children certificate is required, but we expect it is likely to be necessary for anyone leading an activity on the day. 
If you are interested in leading a nature walk or would like more information, please contact Penny Jones at
(added 13 Feb 2019)

Save our Seabirds

Appeal from the Pennicott Foundation

(Added 17 December 2018)


Help to eliminate European Wasps from Mt Wellington Park

Recently while enjoying a walk on Mt Wellington, two of our members met one of the Park Rangers who was eradicating European Wasp nests. The Ranger requests that anyone who comes across a nest should contact him, and provide information on location of the next, by a GPS reading if available.

Wellington Park Ranger:

Ben Masterman


Phone: 6238 2976,  0408 517 534




Trophy awarded to Genevieve GatesTrophy awarded to Genevieve Gates



Bush Hygiene Notes  

Some notes on observing hygiene to protect natural areas