". . . 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
May 2024
Sunday 5th - Yea wetlands
Leader: Jack Airey
Meet at 10:30am at John Cummins Reserve.
Afternoon excursion to Tunnel Hill/Cheviot Railway.
(Melways 610 Q8 or Vic Roads map 61 H5)
Wednesday 8th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: Shannon Hurley
"Getting to know the Great Southern Reef in Victoria"
Sunday 19th - Field Care Day
Planting in the Nth Ringwood area. Details to be advised.
June 2024
Wednesday 12th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Speaker: Adele Harvey
"What in the world are Rhodolith Beds?"
Saturday 15th - Grants Picnic Area - Sherbrooke
Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers
Meet at 9-30am in the far carpark.
(Melways 75 K4)
July 2024
Wednesday 10th - Meeting at Federation Estate
Members Night. Show and tell.
Members are requested to bring along some aspect of natural history to exhibit at the meeting.
Saturday 13th - Sugarloaf Reservoir
Leaders: Helen & Graeme Fernandes
Meet at 10am in the Saddle Dam Picnic area.
(Melways 273 E8)