Looking south-east over the Silver Wattles


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Annual General Meeting - Sunday 6 October

Join us at the 2019 AGM of the Launceston Field Naturalists Club which will be held at the John Skemp Field Centre, Myrtle Bank, commencing at 10.30 am.

See the June/July newsletter for further information. Access the Nomination Form here. Please lodge nominations with the Secretary no later than 10 days prior to the meeting. RSVP essential, please advise Phil Brumby on 0403 845 000 or email secretary@lfnc.org.au by Thursday 26 September if you are attending or offering an apology.

Committee members will be providing items for lunch and would request that other attendees bring along a plate of sweet or savoury items for afternoon tea.

Social Luncheon Christmas in Winter at Poatina Chalet - Saturday 29 June

Come along and enjoy a Christmas in Winter luncheon with other members. We will meet at the Chalet at 12 noon and will be seated for lunch by 12.30pm. The meal will cost $33 per person and will include three meats (turkey, ham and pork), seasonal and roast vegetables, and a choice of dessert, Christmas pudding, pavlova or fruit salad, and tea and coffee will be available.

RSVP to Prue at program@lfnc.org.au or telephone 0438 410 192 before 21 June.

Field Trip - Holwell Gorge - Saturday 15 June

Meet at Inveresk for carpooling at 9.00 am for 9.15 am departure, or meet at Holwell Gorge carpark at the Beaconsfield end at 10.00 am. We will be looking at ferns, fungi and anything else there of interest. Bring field guides, warm clothing, wet weather gear and lunch.

Field Day/Skemps Day - Sunday 26 May

We are fortunate to have Sarah Lloyd come to Skemps and talk more about the Slime Moulds. A great chance to get out on the tracks with Sarah and find some of these fascinating tiny forest dwellers. Please bring along a hand-lense (magnifying glass), headlamp or torch so that you can observe them closely. BBQ will be going for lunch if you would like to bring something to cook.

Where! Where! Wedgie Workshop - Tuesday 30 April

The Club is hosting a workshop at Scotch Oakburn College Senior School between
6 - 8 pm to enable community members to obtain information which will assist them when they participate in the surveys being held in May. Please contact 0411 659 111 if you are attending. Visit https://naturetrackers.com.au/index.php for further information.

BBQ at Bunnings - Saturday 6 April

Club is holding a fundraising BBQ at Bunnings - also a great chance to talk to members of the public about our club. If you can spare a couple of hours to assist with the BBQ, please contact secretary@lfnc.org.au for more information. Your support would be appreciated, even if only by purchasing a sausage.

Meeting/Field Trip/Social gathering - Tuesday 5 March

Members are invited to attend this event to be held at the Tamar Wetlands. Birdo Mr Ralph Cooper will be our guest and guide. We will wander out some of the way to the island, but definitely not the whole way.

Suitable for all - bring a folding chair if you think you may want to sit and rest.

Meeting time - 6pm to approx 8pm (come earlier with a picnic tea if you can. Those who wish it will be able to have a meeting over their meal).

Meet at the Wetland carpark. Do not wear bright clothing. Bring your own binoculars.

Prue will have enough updated bird lists from the Wetlands Centre for everyone. Please note - the Centre itself will be closed.

Field Trip - Friday 18 to Sunday 20 January - Ben Lomond

Members are invited to attend this two day field trip to Ben Lomond National Park where we will be staying at the Borrowdale Ski Chalet. Our host, Peter Warren, will have the chalet open by 10.00 am on the Friday for your arrival, with the weekend concluding on Sunday by 12 noon.

This is a very interesting place to visit with many walks varying in length and difficulty, great photographic opportunities of an unusual terrain and the wildflowers will hopefully be looking good at this time of year. If an overnight stay is not for you, come for the day and explore with other members.

Please contact Peter on 0409 685 835 if you would like to reserve a bed or need additional information. You will need to bring a sleeping bag or sheets and blankets, pillows and enough food and drink for your stay, the closest shop is approximately 50 kilometres away.

The cost of a day visit is $3.75 and an overnight stay is $11.25 per night. The temperature and weather can change quite quickly, so be prepared for the usual Tasmanian four seasons and don't forget your camera. As this visit is to a national park, all cars need to display a current Parks Pass.

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