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

Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle Lace Monitor Forest Raven

Our Club badge is well-recognised by other Field Naturalists Clubs, displaying the iconic and well-known bush bird, the Golden Whistler, framed by wattle leaves and flowers.

The Club badge was introduced in September 1964. It had been decided to give consideration to a suitable badge for the Club as early as the first meeting.

Preliminary correspondence from the manufacturers, Swann & Hudson, indicates that an early choice for the design included the Common Pink Heath (Epacris impressa).

The final approved version displayed the male Golden Whistler and the Cinnamon Wattle (Acacia leprosa), which were common in Ringwood during the 1960s and still occur in local reserves.

A simple design with black lettering on a yellow background for use on car rear windows was also produced. This was later replaced by a transfer which replicated the design of the Club badge.

Mr Jack Truscott, a local artist and Foundation member, created the designs of both the badge and the car transfer.

Our emblem has been a credit to Jack Truscott and to the Club and has been proudly worn and displayed by members. It has provided an instant introduction to other naturalists when members have travelled, both within Australia and overseas.