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

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Ringwood Field Naturalists Club Inc.

Founded in 1961, the Ringwood Field Naturalists Club provides a friendly & informal meeting point for people to share and explore their interest in Australian Natural History.

The Club caters to all areas of Natural History by having a varied programme. Our calendar showcases expert talks on a wide-range of topics and we have excursions and camp-outs across Victoria. 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.

The Club has:
  • 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
March 2017
Wednesday 8th - Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Maxwell Campbell
"An Introduction to Biodiversity"
Friday 17th to Monday 20th - SEANA Autumn Camp-out to Sale
Hosted by Sale & Latrobe Valley FNCs
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th - RFNC Autumn Camp-out to Alexandra
Leaders: Inta & Roger Needham
April 2017
Wednesday 12th - Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Ken Gosbell
"Solving the mysteries of the long distance migrants of the bird world"
Sunday 23rd - Banyule Wetlands
Leader: Jack Airey
Meet at 10am in the carpark off Somerset Drive. Bring lunch.
Nearest public toilets at Heidelberg Park, off Burgundy Street.
(Melways Map 32 F2)