Field Naturalists Association of Canberra

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

Meetings are usually held in Building 46, the Robertson Building,  at the ANU on the first Thursday of each month (except January) at 7.30pm. Covid-19 temporarily suspended these public meetings but now we are back to normal. Expert speakers talk on a wide range of topics related to our natural environment. Talks have 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 take place irregularly and range from day trips to local parks 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.

Join us, new members are always welcome to both meetings and outings.