". . . to further the study of Natural History in all its branches"

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Ringwood Field Naturalists Club Inc.

Since 1961, the Ringwood Field Naturalists Club has been providing a friendly, informal environment for its members to share their interest in Australian natural history.

We aim to cater to all areas of Natural History so whatever you are interested in, whether it is enjoying walks in Victoria's wilderness areas, exploring the world of native orchids, photographing plants and wildlife or simply identifying the birds visiting your garden, the Ringwood Field Naturalists Club is sure to have something to offer.

We have:
  • Monthly meetings - guest speakers, member presentations, photograph displays, exhibits
  • Weekend excursions - usually an all day field trip to a place of Natural History interest
  • Autumn & Spring camp-outs - a bi-annual weekend away to a country area for in-depth exploration
  • Field-care days - tree planting/weed removal at local sites around Ringwood
  • A bi-annual Newsletter - excursion reports, photos and stories from members
  • An extensive natural history library - available for borrowing by members.
A great way to learn more about the Club is to come along to one of our monthly meetings which are on the second Wednesday of each month, held at Maroondah Federation Estate in Ringwood.

Or you can drop us an email (click here) and we will get in contact with you.

Upcoming Events
December 2015
Wednesday 9th - Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Russell Haines
1. Tall poles
2. Eucalyptus Oil
Phillip Island camp-out wrap-up.
Followed by our end of year supper.
No excursion in December. Merry Christmas to all.
January 2016
Wednesday 13th - Outdoor Meeting
Pre-meeting walk (Dandenong Creek Trail) - meet at 4:30pm in Bunning's carpark, nursery end. Burwood Hwy Vermont Sth. (Melways 62 K8)
Picnic tea at 6pm at the WTC. Meeting at 7pm.
Leaders: Don and Sandra Redman
Sunday 17th - Mt Baw Baw
Leaders: Alison and Peter Rogers
Meet at 10.30am at picnic ground in Tanjil Bren (via Noojee).
(Melways Map X928 C5)
February 2016
Wednesday 10th - Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Bruce Fuhrer
"Thallose Liverworts"
Saturday 13th - Hawkestowe Park, South Morang
Leaders: Alan and Hazel Veevers
Meet at 10.00am at the Red Gums Picnic Area.
(Melways Map 183 H7)