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

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Ringwood Field Naturalists Club Inc.

Founded in 1961, The RFNC is a group of people who enjoy learning about nature. The Club provides a friendly and informal place for people to explore, learn and share their interest in Australian Natural History. We enjoy getting together, having a walk and learning about the myriad of things that exist around us.

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.

The Club provides a place for anyone interested in Natural History to meet new people with similar interests. Whether you're interested in birdwatching, learning more about plants, or exploring native orchids, 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 - a weekends away in Victoria,
  • Field-care days - tree planting/weed removal at local sites,
  • The Whistler - our 6-monthly Newsletter,
  • A 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
March 2024
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd - RFNC Autumn Weekend Away to Traralgon
Leaders: Jenny & David Williams
Wednesday 13th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: Shannon Hurley
"Getting to know the Great Southern Reef in Victoria"
April 2024
Wednesday 10th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: Daniel Flaim
"Biodiversity and conservation in Maroondah”
Saturday 13th - Noojee
Leaders: Inta & Roger Needham
Meet at Glen Nayook at 9.30 am then lunch at Noojee and afternoon at Toorongo Falls.
(Melway Map 928 B5)
Friday 19th to Monday 22nd - SEANA Autumn Weekend Away to Phillip Island
Host Club: FNC Victoria
Further details at meetings