". . . 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
June 2016
Wednesday 8th - Monthly Meeting
Member's night - Show and Tell
All members are asked to bring an item of Natural History interest to share at the meeting.
Saturday 18th - Sherbrooke Picnic Ground
Leaders: Eeva and David Hewitt
Meet at 10am in the picnic ground. We will search for lyrebirds and anything else of interest.
Afterwards we will explore a number of other walks in the area.
(Melways 75 G2)
July 2016
Wednesday 13th - Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Louise Howe
"Bunya Mountains"
Sunday 17th - Ada Tree
Leader: Graeme Fernandes
Meet at 10.30am in the Starling Gap Car Park.
(Melways 628 A5)
Sunday 31st - Field Care Day
National Tree Planting Day with the Osborne Peninsula Landcare Group.
Meet at nursery 37-39 Osborne Rd Warrandyte. Bring tools, leather gloves, wear long trousers and sturdy boots.
(Melways 23 K10)