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

Metallic Shield Bug White-necked Heron Rickenella fibula

May 2018
Wednesday 9th - Meeting
Speaker: Dr Ken Walker
“Is citizen science the new force of biodiversity data?”
Saturday 12th - Excursion
Bunyip State Forest
Leaders: Inta and Roger Needham
Meet at 10am at Mortimer Picnic Ground, Gembrook - Tonimbuk Rd, Bunyip State Park.
Bring M/T, Lunch, wet weather gear, insect repellent. NOTE: This will be a full day excursion, bring lunch.
(Melways page 14, R12)
Sunday 20th - Field Care Day
Tree Planting Day with the Osborne Peninsula Landcare Group in Warrandyte.
Meet at Koornong Cres car park at 10am. Finishes at 12noon
Bring leather gloves, wear long trousers and sturdy boots. Tools provided.
(Melways 23 J7)
June 2018
Wednesday 13th - Meeting
Speaker: Jack Airey
“Bottoms Up - Snorkelling around Melbourne”
Sunday 17th - Excursion
Leaders: Eeva and David Hewitt
Meet at 10:30am at The Suspension Bridge Day Area on the Murrindindi Road.
(Turn off the Melba Highway at Murrindindi Road just before Devlin's Bridge)
NOTE: This will be a full day excursion, bring lunch.
(Melways X910-Q10)
July 2018
Wednesday 11th - Meeting
Members Night - 2 mini talks by members
1."A January trip to Tasmania includes King Island" by Shirley Smith
2. "A bit about flies" by Peter Rogers

And Neal Smith 10 minutes 'first aid review'.
Sunday 15th - Excursion
Yea Wetlands
Leaders: Alison and Peter Rogers
Meet at 10.30am at John Cummins Reserve for a walk along the boardwalk in the wetlands.
Afternoon excursion to Tunnel Hill/Cheviot Railway Tunnel, Limestone.
NOTE: This will be a full day excursion, bring lunch.
(Melways 610 Q8 or Vic Roads map 61 H5)
August 2018
Wednesday 8th - Meeting
Speaker: Paul Birch
“The wildlife and history of Maranoa Gardens and the development of a Conservation Management Plan for a botanic garden"
Saturday 11th - Excursion
Maranoa Gardens
Leaders: Paul Birch and Shirley Smith
Meet Paul at 1pm at the main gate at the top of Parring Road, Balwyn (Beckett Park).
(Melways 46 G7)
September 2018
Wednesday 12th - AGM & Meeting
President's Address: Hazel Veevers
"Wildlife of Louisiana"
Saturday 15th - Excursion
Yan Yean Reservoir & Ironbark Rd
Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers
Meet at 10am at Yan Yean Reservoir Park. Enter from Recreation Rd, then turn left and park near the first toilets.
After lunch we will go to Ironbark Rd Reserve, Diamond Creek.
NOTE: This will be a full day excursion, bring lunch.
(Melways 391 D1)
Sunday 30th - Excursion
Baluk Willam
Leader: Jack Airey
Meet at 10am at The Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve carpark, corner of Courtneys Rd and Orchid Rd, Belgrave South.
There are no toilets at the meeting site. NOTE: This will be a full day excursion, bring lunch.
(Melways 84 D7)
October 2018
Wednesday 10th - Meeting
Speaker: Dr Graeme Lorimer
"Orchids: A Naturalists Perspective"
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th - RFNC Spring Camp-out to Bendigo
Leaders: Sandra & Don Redman
Further details at meetings.