". . . 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.
To learn more about the Club - 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.

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

A New Orchid Book
Spider Orchids: The Genus Caladenia and its Relatives in Australia

Gary Backhouse, well-known orchid expert and co-author of 'Wild Orchids of Victoria', has released a new ebook titled ‘Spider Orchids: The Genus Caladenia and its Relatives in Australia’. Following on from his first ebook - ‘Bush Gems: A Guide to the Wild Orchids of Victoria, Australia’ - this new title focuses on the Caladenia family and its relatives.

Both books are expertly written with over 7000 photos in each, and can be ordered from Gary's website on either CD, USB or SD card - perfect for carrying in the field on your tablet or mobile phone.

Upcoming Events
March 2018
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th - RFNC Autumn Camp-out to Kilcunda
Leaders: Alan & Hazel Veevers
Wednesday 14th - Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Kath Handasyde
"The ecology and behaviour of two of Australia's most extraordinary mammals - the platypus and the echidna"
April 2018
Wednesday 11th - Meeting
Speaker – Sapphire McMullan-Fisher
“Fabulous fungi & what they are doing in our bushlands”.
Sunday 15th - Jumping Creek Reserve
Leader: Sapphire McMullan-Fisher (Alison and Peter Rogers)
Meet at 10am in the Sandy Bay carpark.
(Melways 24 A10)
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th - SEANA Autumn Camp-out to Badger Creek
Hosted by Field Naturalists Club of Victoria