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

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Ringwood Field Naturalists Club Inc.

Club activities are being run in line with Government regulations, including that all members & guests attending meetings, excursions and events must be fully vaccinated.

Our COVIDSafe Plan is here.

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 Club programme - 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.

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Upcoming Events
May 2022
Wednesday 11th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: Nick Clemann
"Declines, denial and disconnect: Victorian reptiles and frogs in a time of mass extinction"
Saturday 14th - The Ada Tree
Leaders: Lynn and Neal Smith
Meet at 10.30am in the Starling Gap Car Park
(Melways 628 A5)
Saturday 21st - Field Care Day
Tree planting day
Playground Reserve, Evelyn Rd, Ringwood North (Melways 49 G4)
10am to 12 noon
Maroondah Council will dig the holes for us and provide plants. BYO gloves and trowels.
June 2022
Saturday 4th - Devilbend Reservoir
Leaders: Shirly Smith, Barbara Lloyd, Kim McKee
Meet at 10am at Picnic Area off Graydens Road
(Melways 152 J3)
Wednesday 8th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: Georgia Angus
"Bridging the gap between citizens and scientists"
July 2022
Wednesday 13th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: Dr Lindy Lumsden
"Bats: Fascinating Creatures of the Night"
Saturday 16th - Badger Weir
Leaders: Sandra & Don Redman
Park in the upper picnic ground car park, opposite the toilets in time for an 10am start.
(Melways 278 K9)