Formed in 1981, the Field Naturalists Association of Canberra aims to stimulate an interest in natural history through regular meetings and outings.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday evening of each month, February to November, in the R. N. Robertson Building at the ANU. Expert speakers talk on a wide range of topics related to our natural environment. Talks have, for example, covered  Rosenberg’s Goanna, local insects, importance of flies, Australian moths, turtles, animals and human health, restoring native grasslands and Rakali (Native Water Rats).

Outings range from short local walks, to full-day field trips, to longer overnight trips. The emphasis is on learning, friendliness, informality and fun. Walks are at a leisurely pace as there are diverse flora, fauna and phenomena being spotted and discussed, resulting articles are published in our newsletter, the Field Natter.

Join us, new members are always welcome to both meetings and outings. Please view our calendar of upcoming events for details.