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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

   We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we study natural history   .

2022 Program


Miena Jewel Beetle Excursion in January....more information


Le Souëf Memorial Award recipients announced

Congratulations to TFNC members Kristi Ellingsen and Tony Daley who have won the Entomological Society of Victoria’s Le Souëf Memorial Award.

They have made a major contribution to the knowledge of Tasmania’s insects, and particularly to its public availability. They thoroughly deserve this prestigious award, and the club whole-heartedly congratulates them.

You can find out more about Kristi and Tony and see some of their excellent work on this year’s latest release of their website

Posted 20 December 2021


Illustrated Checklist of Tasmanian Beetles launched

TFNC member Simon Grove, in collaboration with some colleagues, has published the first in a proposed series of checklists of Tasmanian insects. This checklist is a catalogue of all the described species of Coleoptera (beetles) from Tasmania, including Macquarie Island. The book includes a meticulous up-to-date list of 2,864 species including over 600 endemics and colour plates featuring at least one representative species from almost every family.

The checklist is sold from the TMAG gift shop and through the Royal Society of Tasmania, either from their office (in the TMAG building) or online:

Posted 22 December 2021

General meeting Thursday 3rd. February, 7.15 for 7.30pm

Details to be announced here in late January. There is no general meeting in January.

 Easter Camp 2022 - Tullah

The TFNC Easter Camp 2022 will be held at Tullah on the West Coast and will be centered on Tullah Lakeside Lodge.

The official part of the camp will be for two nights, Friday 15th April to Sunday 17th April 2022. Some members intend to arrive a day or two early and intend to stay on for a day or two longer. You are welcome to join them.

For more information about the Easter Camp, please read on here...

Covid Safety

TFNC follows Tasmanian Government’s latest COVID safety guidelines which can be found at . Cancellations of events or new restrictions due to government advice will be posted on the TFNC website as well as in an email to all members.

Currently, only TFNC members can attend meetings and excursions. It is each member’s responsibility to not put others at risk so if you are unwell or have “flu-like symptoms”, please get tested and stay at home.

On arrival at meetings and excursions, the government requires you to check in using the supplied Check in Tas App QR code. Also sign in on the COVID attendance list to record your name and phone number and use the hand sanitiser provided. Please socially distance at the required spacing.

At the end of meetings, please use provided sanitising wipes to clean chairs and other surfaces that have been touched.

TFNC excursion guidelines, including use of car sharing, are available from .


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.

From October 2021 meetings are being held at University’s Sandy Bay campus Law Building Seminar Room (Room 132), located off Grosvenor Crescent near the University sports grounds. The entrance is located off the laneway on the northern side of the building.

Here is a map of the venue and instructions to access


Postal address:

Tasmanian Field Naturalists' Club            
Hobart 7001

Email the secretary:


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