". . . 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
November 2014
Wednesday 12th - General Mtg
Speaker: Brett Mifsud
"On the trail of giants - Australia's largest trees"

Sunday 16th - Cambarville
Leaders: Alan & Hazel Veevers
Meet at 10:30am in the picnic area of Cambarville.
(Melways X928 A3)
December 2014
Wednesday 10th - General Mtg
Member's Night
"African Adventure" - Graham & Chris Ellis
"Hidden treasures around Port Phillip Heads" - Louise Howe
Followed by our end of year supper.

No excursion in December. Merry Christmas to all.
January 2015
Wednesday 14th - General Mtg
Outdoor Meeting - Koomba Park, Wantirna
Meet at 4:30pm for a short walk. Picnic tea at 6pm. Meeting at 7pm.
Leaders: Alison & Peter Rogers

Sunday 18th - Jam Jerrup/Stockyard Point
Leader: Jack Airey
Meet at 9:30am at the South end of Foreshore Rd, off Bay Rd/Bass Hwy. No toilets at this location. Morning excursion only.
(Melways Page 18 (Mornington Peninsula Map) Q20)