Outings are normally conducted on the second Saturday of each month.

These outings are usually led by someone having a particular interest or knowledge of the features visited.

Suggestions for new places to visit in North-Eastern Tasmania are always welcome for consideration.

Current Program 2017-18


DEC 9th


Are there rails? Are there bitterns? Following the setting up of cameras at Big Waterhouse Lake last summer and the subsequent retrieval of data from them, Liz will share the results with us. It’s such a lovely site that we will have our end of year barbeque there. Debbie Searle will also lead an exploration of the fresh water invertebrates. There may be quite a lot of activity as a result of recent rain, which has led to a rise in the water level at the lake. BYO food, drinks (and perhaps chairs) for our end-of-year barbeque, which we’ll have late in the afternoon. A gas barbeque will be available. There is space for camping for those who would like to stay on.
Meet at 10 am at the corner of Homestead Road and Waterhouse Road, 27 km east of Bridport.


FEB–MAY 2018

At this stage the calendar for 2018 is still being developed.
As usual, our outings will take place on the second Saturday of the month, beginning Saturday 10 February. Details will be notified by email early 2018.
Although dates for specific activities haven’t been determined, here are some of the walks that are in the preliminary planning stage:

● Explore Scamander River under the guidance of Leise Fearman, Geography tutor at UTAS
● Visit Scott Bell’s Devil enclosure under the guidance of Steve Cronin – April or May
● Walk along the coast from Bell Buoy Beach to Five Mile Bluff where there is a rock platform,
possibly in March (the tide is low in the middle of the day in March)
● Investigate the disused and historic Dorset Dredge on the Ringarooma River – April or May
● Walk up Constable Creek – St Helens.


Cancellation of Field Nat. outings.

If there is unpredictable and severe weather, or for any other reason, it may occasionally be necessary to cancel with short notice. Here is the process for cancellation: an outing will be cancelled if the leader considers that the conditions are not safe. If an activity is cancelled, a global email will be sent by 0700 (i.e. 7.00 am) on the day of the outing.
If members are uncertain, it is their responsibility to contact Jill, Lou or the leader.
Note that phone reception is not always available, so you may have to try alternative numbers.


North-East Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.
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contact the club.

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