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May Bulletin

Deadline for next Bulletin July 14 2018.

Contributions welcome

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Beach Couture: A Haute Mess

Exhibition at the Maritime Museum until September 20th.


Help to eliminate European wasps from Mt Wellington



National Science Week

August 2-19.

UTAS Open Day Sun. August 5th.


2018 ANN:Latest news! Register now

To be held in western Victoria, October 2018


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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

What's coming up in 2018?


Thursday 2nd. August - Meeting

Guest Speaker: Dr Stephen Harris will present "Tasmanian Callitris"

Saturday or Sunday 4th or 5th August - Eucalyptus Excursion

An excursion  to UTAS will be conducted by Mark Wapstra, with the aim of looking at the identification of Eucalypts using a new key. Initially we will be in the lab, then move into the university grounds around the Herbarium to do some direct observation and id. We then have the option of continuing up Mt Wellington after lunch to look for further species to id.

Thursday 6th. September - Meeting

Guest Speakers:Maria and John Grist "The History of the recreational huts on Kunanyi/Mount Wellington circa 1900."


Saturday or Sunday 8th or 9th September - Excursion

Thursday 4th. October - Meeting

Saturday or Sunday 6th or 7th  October - Excursion

Thursday 1st. November - Meeting

Guest speaker: Dr Catherine Byrne (Senior Curator of Zoology): A Lepidopterist's Taxonomic Toolkit and Thalaina, the Australian Geometrid Satin Moths.

Sunday 4th. November - Excursion

Visit to Rosny Collections and Research Facility. Numbers limited.

Thursday 6th December - Meeting

Members' Night

Its not too soon to start planning a short 'show and tell' of something interesting that you have observed in the natural world and would like to share with members.

Saturday 8th. or Sunday 9th. December

Annual TFN Christmas picnic.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month (excluding January) in the Life Sciences Building in College Road at the UTAS Sandy Bay Campus. Meeting time: 7.15 for 7.30pm.  Here is a map with directions.

There will be an excursion each weekend after the monthly meeting, either on Saturday or Sunday, venue to be announced at the meeting and here.

A Christmas picnic/BBQ is held on a day following the December meeting.

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:

or come to a meeting, everyone is welcome.


There is more about us here