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

Metallic Shield Bug White-necked Heron Rickenella fibula

May 2017
Wednesday 10th - Meeting
Speaker: Bruce Fuhrer
"Fungi - Near & Far"
Saturday 13th - Excursion
Upper Yarra Reservoir
Leaders: Bruce Fuhrer & Jack Airey
Meet at 10 am. Follow the Woods Point Rd from Warburton to Reefton, following the signs to Upper Yarra Reservoir Park.
Meet at car park near Ranger's Office. NOTE: This will be a full day excursion, so bring lunch.
(Melways X912 U2)
June 2017
Wednesday 14th - Meeting
Member's Night - 2 mini talks by members
"A fruit salad of Birds and Botany over a few trips" by Shirley Smith
"Intelligence in birds" by Jennifer Grant
Sunday 18th - Excursion
Mt St Leonard
Leaders: Eeva and David Hewitt
Meet at 10:30am in the Mt St Leonard carpark on Monda Rd off Myers Creek Rd.
After visiting the lookout, we will move on to Wirrawilla, Tanglefoot picnic area and then go to the Kalatha Giant tree walk.
NOTE: This will be a full day excursion, so bring lunch.
(Melways 10 Q3)
July 2017
Wednesday 12th - Meeting
Speaker: Prof. Robert King
"Seaweeds and Sea grasses"
Sunday 16th - Excursion
Werribee Gorge State Park
Leaders: Graeme & Helen Fernandes
Meet at 10.00am at the Quarry picnic area. Exit Western Fwy at Pentland Hills rd, then left into Myers Rd.
NOTE: This will be a full day excursion, bring lunch.
(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 - Meeting
Speaker: Dr Kate Charlton Robb
"The Burranan Dolphin"
Sunday 13th - Excursion
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.
September 2017
Saturday 9th - Excursion
Pound Bend & Tindals Reserve
Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers
Meet at 10am in the Pound Bend carpark near the toilets.
Morning at Pound Bend, then short afternoon walk at Tindals Reserve.
NOTE: This will be a full day excursion so bring lunch.
(Melways 23 A11)
Wednesday 13th - AGM & Meeting
President's address: Peter Rogers
"Fitzgerald River National Park, WA"
Sunday 17th - Excursion
Labertouche area
Leaders: Inta & Roger Needham
Meet at 10.30am at Kydd Park Reserve, 1120 Jacksons Track, Jindivick.
NOTE: This will be a full day excursion so bring lunch.
(Melways 912 6 T&U
Vic Roads 96 2+3 EF&G)
October 2017
Wednesday 11th - Meeting
Speaker: Ian Grant
"Backyard Astronomy"
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th - SEANA Spring Camp-out to Little Desert
Leaders: RFNC sub-committee
Hosted by Ringwood Field Naturalist Club
To be held at the Little Desert Nature Lodge, Nhill.
Full and half day excursions will be provided. Evening meals will be in the Lodge restaurant with keynote speakers following the meal.
Accommodation at Little Desert Nature Lodge.
Further details from Eleanor Dilley.