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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.

What's coming up in 2018/2019?


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.

Saturday 3rd.  November - Excursion  - Please note start time is 2pm

Visit to Rosny Collections and Research Facility. Numbers limited are limited and children under 13 cannot attend. Booking is essential. THERE ARE STILL A FEW VACANCIES!Please email to book ASAP

Thursday 6th. December - Meeting and Members' Night

It's 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.  Email:

Sunday 9th. December - Annual Picnic

Annual TFN Christmas picnic. We are planning a walk up Echo Sugarloaf to be followed by a BBQ at Randall's Bay. More details closer to the date.


Advance Notice - 2019 events

The Big Punch Bowl, East Coast. Excursion February 16-17th.  Note the date is a week later than usual. This excursion will replace the usual February excursion. For more details see The Big Punch Bowl

For those wishing to stay overnight on Feb16th , there is the possibility of renting three cottages close to the Punchbowl. Please email Amanda Thomson at if you are interested in sharing ASAP. Otherwise please make your own accommodation arrangements or perhaps plan to make it as a day trip.

Easter Camp 19-21 April at Molecreek

More information coming. The Club will be booking accommodation at Molecreek cabins. Please indicate an expression of interest to the Secretary ( as soon as possible.


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