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Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference

October 25-27 more...


Vale Isa Hurburg

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


Now calling for papers for

The Tasmanian Naturalist Vol 141 see guidelines here


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


Anaspides Study

Observations requested...more...



April 2019 Bulletin here

Deadline for July bulletin is July 23.

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Biennial Filed Naturalists Federation Weekend Get-together

11-12 October 2019

Proposed program

There will be a BYO barbeque on the evening of Friday 11 October and another on the evening of Saturday 12 October.

Mike Douglas will lead one of the Saturday walks, and other activities are being arranged.

More information closer to date.

2019 Australian Native Plants Society 'Blooming Diversity' Conference

The Wildflower Society of Western Australia is hosting the 2019 Blooming Biodiversity Conference in Albany, Western Australia from 29 September to 4 October. Blooming Biodiversity will celebrate the unique flora that is the global biodiversity hotspot of the South West region of Western Australia.

 Keynote speaker, botanist Greg Keighery, said that “the Conference theme is Know, Grow, Conserve and Enjoy our Western Australian wildflowers and the program of speakers and excursions has been designed around this”. 

Read the Press release

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 (Added 24 May 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