Calendar of Activities

Meetings are held at Federation University, cnr Gillies and Gregory Streets, Ballarat at 7:30 pm on the first Friday of every month except January.

Field trips start from Federation University, cnr Gillies and Gregory Streets, Ballarat, at 9.30 am sharp on the Saturday or Sunday following meeting. Contact the Club for latest details if not at the Friday night meeting.  or 0408 353 671

It is club policy that excursions are cancelled if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban day in the Central Region.


April 7   Rob & Cynthia  Watkins, Bendigo FNC: The Falkland Islands

April 9    Western Treatment Plant: John Gregurke and  Peter Dalman, club members 

May 5    Ray Draper, Ballarat  Environment Network: Frogs croaking

May 7      Lesser known reserves: Elspeth Swan, club member

June 2      Penny Greenslade, Federation University: Springtails

June 3     Fungi Foray (location TBA):  Les Hanrahan, club member

July 7      Club members: Reports on 2016 ANN Get-together, Perth &
  Kimberley trip

July 9      Afternoon at Lal Lal & Moorabool Falls:  Fran Hanrahan, club member

August 4  Ian Ashton, Birdlife Ballarat member:                                                         Birds of Creswick- past and present

August 6   Linton Block & Skipton native grassland reserve: Emily Noble, club member  

September 1   David & Barbara Pye, Friends of  Melton Botanic Gardens:  Native plants in the Melton Botanic Gardens:                                        

September 2 Melton Botanic Gardens & nearby reserves: Claire Dalman, club member

September 29-October 1  SEANA Camp at Little Desert hosted by Ringwood FNC

October 6       David Neate, science teacher and sustainability coordinator: Murnong Trail, Damascus College

October 7       AM  Damascus College Bush block: David Neate                                    PM Woowookarung (Canadian Regional Park): John  Gregurke

October 27-29   Club Camp at Casterton

November 4  Stella Bedggood Memorial Lecture                                                   Tanya Loos, Connecting Country:                                                                                     Diamond Firetails & friends- Woodland bird conservation

November 5   AM Chepstowe grasslands: Neville Oddie, farmer and conservationist
PM Snake Valley district: John Gregurke,  club member 

December 1     Gary Gibson, seismologist:  Earthquakes and volcanoes

December 3   Afternoon at Mt Warrenheip and Lake  Esmond  for Christmas breakup: J Mildren & F Hanrahan, club members 


February 2   Max Campbell, President of FNCV: Biodiversity in leaf litter

February 4    Revisiting some sites from “Discovering Ballarat’s Bushlands”: Fran  Hanrahan, club member

March 3  AGM  & Members’ Images of  Coastal features

March  Date and venue to be confirmed. Ecology of the Littoral Zone:             Leon Altoff, FNCV Marine Research Group


3 responses to “Calendar of Activities

  1. Do you have any family friendly events

  2. Pingback: Insect Plant Interactions | The Field Naturalist Ballarat

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