". . . 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
August 2015
Wednesday 12th - Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Wendy Clark
"A Passion for Nature"
Sunday 16th - Excursion
Dandenong Ranges National Park

Leaders: Eeva & David Hewitt
Meet at Olinda Falls Picnic Ground on Falls Rd at 10am.
(Melways 66 K2)
After lunch we will visit Karwarra Gardens on Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd Kalorama.
(Melways 120 B9)
WEEKDAY OUTING
Tuesday 25th - Jells Park
Leaders: Don & Sandra Redman
Meet in the Jells Park East carpark at 10am, Wheelers Hill.
(Melways 72 A6)
September 2015
Saturday 5th - Excursion
FJC Rogers Reserve

Leader: Judith Cooke
Meet at 10am at the reserve - Campbell St, Heathmont. Bring lunch.
An afternoon destination may be announced later.
(Melways 50 A11)
Wednesday 9th - AGM & Monthly Meeting
President's address: Jack Airey
"It's a small, small world"
Saturday 19th - Excursion
RJ Chambers Flora and Fauna Reserve

Leaders: Graeme Fernandes and Ray Wall
Meet at 10.30am in the reserve carpark. Pakenham Upper
(Melways 313 G8)