Looking south-east over the Silver Wattles


MEETINGS AND FIELD TRIPS

General Meetings are held on the first Tuesday in each month (except January) at the Senior Campus of Scotch Oakburn College, Penquite Road, Newstead, beginning at 7.30 pm. Visitors are most welcome. For more information on our programme contact the Programme Co-ordinator.

John Skemp Memorial Lecture is held as a tribute to John Skemp in May near the anniversary of his death. The lecture is given by an invited speaker an expert in their field of natural history.

Annual General Meeting. Members meet at a local restaurant for this meeting in October and other social evenings held throughout the year.

Field Trips are held during the weekend following the General Meeting. Members
and friends meet at the Inveresk carpark (near Museum entrance) for a 9.00 am departure, unless otherwise specified.

Please note programme is subject to alteration at short notice. Notification of changes to field trips will be advised at the General Meeting prior to the event. Please contact a club member to confirm details if you are unable to attend that meeting.

Skemp Days Members meet at the property from 10.00 am onwards for a social day where we take leisurely walks on the nature trails and participate in other activities. Visitors are welcome and should contact a club member for directions to the property.

Programme: January 2017 - December 2017

DATE
DETAILS
January 2017
Thursday 12
Field
Trip
Saltmarsh wetland monitoring at Bakers Beach, meet at Ranger's station at Narawntapu at 10.45am. (additional information)
January
Wednesday 25 to Friday 27
Field
Trip
Crowded leek orchid monitoring at Surrey Hills with Phil Collier (additional information)
February Friday 3 to Sunday 5
Field
Trip
Ben Lomond National Park (additional information)
February Tuesday 7
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Dr Nigel Forteath - Birds here and there (additional information)
February Saturday 18
Field
Trip
Hollybank Pond for bird watching (additional information)
February
Saturday 25
Skemp Day
Insect hunt
March
Tuesday 7
Meeting
Guest Speakers - Helen and Mick Statham - Nature of the Melaleuca area and the Deny King Heritage Museum
March
Sunday 19
Field
Trip
Steppes area
March
Saturday 25
Skemp
Day
Social day, walks and foxglove removal
March
Monday 27
Social Evening
Golden Brumby, Margaret Street, Launceston
April
Tuesday 4
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Simon Fearn -Will the real Christmas beetle please standup: what is a Christmas beetle and why big mandibles matter
April
Friday 14 to
Sunday 16
Field
Trip
Federation get-together hosted by Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club to be held at Ben Lomond (additional information)
April
Sunday 30
Skemp
Day
Watermonitoring
May
Tuesday 2
Meeting
John Skemp Memorial Lecture
Guest speaker - Dr Eric Woehler - Resident shorebirds
May
Sunday 7
Field
Trip
Cluan Tier fungi and ferns (additional information)
May
Saturday 20
Skemp
Day
Fungi and snails
June
Tuesday 6
Meeting
Guest Speaker - John Harris - Wombats
June
Saturday 17
Field
Trip
With John Harris to look at wombats in the West Tamar area (additional information)
June
Sunday 25
Skemp
Day
Social Day
July
Tuesday 4
Meeting
Members night
July
Tuesday 11
Outing
QVMAG Inveresk to look at natural history collections, 10 am to 12 noon, followed by lunch at the Railway Cafe
July
Saturday 22
Skemp
Day
Tree maintenance on Skemp Creek
August
Tuesday 1
Meeting
Guest Speaker - James Pay - Wedge-tailed Eagle monitoring
August
Sat 19-Sun 20
Field
Trip
Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory and Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary
August
Sunday 27
Skemp
Day
Tree maintenance on Skemp Creek
September
Tuesday 5
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Tanya Bailey - Tree decline, climate change and implications for revegetation
September
Sunday 10
Field
Trip
Connorville with Tanya Bailey to review the eucalypt plantation growth since our last visit in April 2015 (additional information)
September Saturday 23
Skemp
Day
Tree planting along Skemps Road
October
Tuesday 3
Meeting
Annual General Dinner Meeting - Plough Inn, Brisbane Street, Launceston, 6 for 6.30 start (additional information)
October
Sat 14-Sun 15
Field
Trip
Winifred Curtis Reserve to explore the reserve and take photos of plants for new book edition (additional information)
October
Sunday 29
Skemp Day
Macroinvertebrate monitoring & tree decline monitoring
November
Sat 4 - Mon 6
Field
Trip
Weekend at Maria Island (additional information)
November
Sunday 5
Field
Trip
Birds, Water and a little Geology around Launceston, with CNFNC members (additional information)
November
Tuesday 7
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Debbie Hunter - The Central Plateau fires of January 2016: how changes in the climate affect ecosystems and ecosystem services (landscape processes)
November
TBC
Field
Trip
Vegetation recovery in the Devils Gullet area following the devastating bushfires of 2016
December
Tuesday 5
Meeting
Members night, Year That Was and Photographic Competition
December
Saturday 9
Skemp
Day
Christmas at Skemps

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