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

Geastrum triplex Black Swan and cygnets Short-beaked Echidna

Ringwood Field Naturalists Club Inc.

Founded in 1961, the Ringwood Field Naturalists Club provides a friendly & informal meeting point for people to share and explore their interest in Australian Natural History.
The RFNC is hosting the 2017 SEANA Spring Camp-out at the Little Desert
October 13th - 15th
Click here for more information
The Club caters to all areas of Natural History by having a varied programme. Our calendar showcases expert talks on a wide-range of topics and we have excursions and camp-outs across Victoria. Whatever you are interested in, whether it is enjoying walks in Victoria's wilderness areas, 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:
  • Monthly meetings - guest speakers, member presentations, photograph displays, exhibits
  • Weekend excursions - usually an all day field trip to a place of Natural History interest
  • Autumn & Spring camp-outs - a bi-annual weekend away to a country area for in-depth exploration
  • Field-care days - tree planting/weed removal at local sites around Ringwood
  • A bi-annual Newsletter - excursion reports, photos and stories from members
  • An extensive natural history library - available for borrowing by members.
A great way to learn more about the Club is to come along to one of our monthly meetings which are on the second Wednesday of each month, held at Maroondah Federation Estate in Ringwood.

Or you can drop us an email (click here) and we will get in contact with you.

Upcoming Events
July 2017
Wednesday 12th - Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Prof. Robert King
"Seaweeds and Sea grasses"
Sunday 16th - Werribee Gorge State Park
Leaders: Graeme & Helen Fernandes
Meet at 10.00am at the Quarry picnic area.
(Vic Roads map 77 G4)
Sunday 30th - Field Care Day
National Tree Planting Day with the Osborne Peninsula Landcare Group.
Meet at Koornong Cres car park, Warrandyte.
Bring tools, leather gloves, wear long trousers and sturdy boots.
(Melways 23 J7)
August 2017
Wednesday 9th - Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr Kate Charlton Robb
"The Burranan Dolphin"
Sunday 13th - Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium Visit
Leader: Jason Caruso
Meet just before 9.30am at The Aquarium, Cnr King & Flinders St Melbourne.
Bookings essential (contact Alison) Special rate of $19.25 for a 2-hour guided tour of the Aquarium.