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 program contact the Program 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 program 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.

Program: January - December 2019

This is a work in progress, updates as confirmed

DATE
DETAILS
January
Fri 18/Sun 20
Field
Trip
Ben Lomond National Park (additional information)
February Tuesday 5
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Andy Taylor - Life of Eels
February
Wednesday 6
Field
Trip
Trevallyn Dam to see the workings of the elver ladder with Andy Taylor
February
Sunday 24
Skemp Day
Insect hunt, bring a net if you have one
March
Tuesday 5
Meeting/
Field Trip
Tamar Wetlands with Ralph Cooper 6pm. BY0 picnic tea (additional information)
March
Sunday 31
Skemp
Day
Open Day for LFNC Facebook Friends, RSVP by
28 March to openday@lfnc.org.au
April
Tuesday 2
Meeting
Guest Speakers - David Maynard and Simon Fearn - King Island insect collecting expedition
April
Saturday 6
Fundraiser
BBQ at Bunnings (additional information)
April
Sunday 14
Field
Trip
Notley Fern Gorge
April
Sunday 28
Skemp
Day
Macroinvertebrate monitoring
May
Tuesday 7
Meeting
John Skemp Memorial Lecture
Guest speaker - Sarah Lloyd -
My Life in Slime
May
Sunday 26
Skemp
Day
Sarah Lloyd & slime moulds (additional information)
June
Tuesday 4
Fundraiser
BBQ at Bunnings (additional information)
June
Tuesday 4
Meeting
Guest Speaker - TBC
June
Tuesday 25
Fundraiser
BBQ at Bunnings (additional information)
June
Saturday 29
Social Outing
CHRISTMAS IN WINTER - Poatina Chalet
June
Sunday 30
Skemp
Day
Fungi Hunt
July
Tuesday 2
Meeting
Guest Speaker - TBC
July

Social Lunch
TBA
July
Sunday 28
Skemps Day
Tree Maintenance on Skemps Creek (Planet Ark National Tree Day)
August
Tuesday 6
Meeting
Guest Speaker - TBC
August

Field
Trip
TBA
August
Sunday 25
Skemps Day
TBA
September
Tuesday 3
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Nic Haygarth - H.J. King's Photography
September
Saturday 14
Field
Trip
Campbell Town golflinks & cemetery, Tunbridge Nature Reserve to look for orchids
September Sunday 29
Skemps Day
TBA
October Sunday 6
Meeting
Annual General Meeting at Skemps commencing 10.30 am
October
Fri 11/Sun 13
Field
Trip
Federation Weekend Get-together - hosted by North Eastern Field Naturalists Club
October
Sunday 27
Skemp Day
Macroinvertebrate monitoring
November
Tuesday 5
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Kerry - Northern Midlands Nature
November
TBC
Field
Trip
Northern Midlands property
November
Sunday 24
Skemp Day
Spring cleaning at the John Skemp Centre
December
Tuesday 3
Meeting
Members night, the Year That Was and Photographic Competition
December
Sunday 8
Skemp Day
Christmas get-together

 

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