". . . 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
December 2023
Wednesday 13th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speakers: Hazel & Alan Veevers
"6 days bird-watching in the Red Centre"

The talk will be followed by supper, please bring something to share.
No excursion in December. Merry Christmas to all.
January 2024
Wednesday 10th - Outdoor Meeting - Jumping Creek Reserve
Jumping Creek Rd, North Warrandyte. Meet at 6.00 pm in the car park for a picnic tea, followed by a short meeting, and then an evening walk.
(Melways 24 A9)
Leaders: Alison & Peter Rogers
Saturday 13th - Jawbones Reserve, Williamstown
Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers
Meet at 10.00am on Crofton Drive.
(Melways 55 H9)
February 2024
Saturday 10th - Churchill NP
Leaders: Lynn & Neal Smith
Meet at 10.30 at the car park, enter from Churchill Park Drive, for morning walk followed by lunch. Afternoon walk in Dandenong Police Paddocks.
(Melways 82 C10)
Wednesday 14th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speakers: Shirley Smith, Barbara Lloyd, Hazel & Alan Veevers
"Christmas and Cocos Islands"