". . . 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 forum 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 - we don't specialise in just one or two areas of nature. At our monthly meeting, we have presenters giving talks on wide-ranging topics. Our monthly excursions and twice-yearly weekends away are spread across Victoria, giving the opportunity to explore new areas.

Whether it is 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:
  • Our monthly meeting - speakers, member's photographs & exhibits,
  • Monthly excursions - day trips on the weekend,
  • Autumn & Spring weekend away - weekends away around Victoria,
  • Field-care days - tree planting/weed removal at local sites,
  • The Whistler - our 6-monthly Newsletter,
  • A large natural history library - available for borrowing.
Have a look at our current Club Program - Click here

Here's the latest Club Newsletter - The Whistler - Click here

Why not come along to our Monthly Meeting - 7:30pm on the second Wednesday of the month, held at Maroondah Federation Estate in Ringwood. Click here for more details.

If you'd like to get in touch, drop us an email (click here) or give us a call on (03) 9801 6946.

© 2022 Ringwood Field Naturalists Club
Upcoming Events
February 2023
Wednesday 8th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: Graham Patterson
"Nature on the coast of western Victoria"
Saturday 11th - Point Cook
Leaders: Inta & Roger Needham
Meet at 10.00 am at the Beach Picnic Area, second car park on the left near the toilets.
(Melways 199 E3)
March 2023
Wednesday 8th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: John Thompson
"Early Botanical Exploration in Australia"
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th - RFNC Autumn Weekend Away to Marysville
Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers
Based at Marysville Caravan Park
April 2023
Wednesday 12th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: Alex Maisey
"Lyrebird conservation in the face of Australian megafires”
Sunday 16th - Braeside Park
Leaders: Eleanor & Warwick Dilley
Meet at 10.00 am in the Redgum Picnic Area car park off Governor Road.
(Melways 93 F1)
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th - SEANA Autumn Weekend Away to Port Campbell
Host Club: Timboon FNC
Further details at meetings.