". . . 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 meeting point 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. 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
December 2017
Wednesday 13th - Meeting
Speaker: Warwick Dilley
"Stuck in the Web"
Followed by our end of year supper - please bring a plate to share.
No excursion in December. Merry Christmas to all.
January 2018
Wednesday 10th - Outdoor Meeting
Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve

1 Ashburton Dr, Mitcham. Bring picnic tea, mealtime 6.00pm, meeting to follow.
NOTE: 4:30pm a walk will be available.
Leader: Roger Needham
(Melways 49 B6)
Saturday 13th - Jells Park
Leaders: Eleanor and Warwick Dilley
Meet at 10.00 am in the Jells Park East car park, at the furthest eastern end of Waverley Road.
(Melways 72 A6)
February 2018
Wednesday 14th - Meeting
Speaker: Ed McNabb
"Whoo is calling?"
Saturday 24th - Flinders Back Beach/Mushroom Reef
Leader: Jack Airey
Meet at 10.30am at Flinders Back Beach off Golf Links Road in the second car park. Toilets available.
(Melways 261 K10)