The Peninsula Field Naturalists Club is for anyone who is interested in the natural environment around them. Our members are interested in birds, plants, insects, fungi, snakes, geology, animals and many other subjects.

We share our enjoyment of the natural world and learn from each other and our many and varied guest speakers.

The Club was established in 1952 and has built up a considerable knowledge base of the natural history of the Mornington Peninsula, extending to locations all around Melbourne. For Club history see our 60th anniversary commematorive edition of the Club newsletter (Opens in new Window)

The Club meets each month February to December, with a field excursion on the following Saturday. Click on the Schedule button for the current schedule of meetings and excursions.

We meet in the Uniting Church meeting room, 16 High St. Frankston. (Melway 102 C3) on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:00pm. At each meeting a guest speaker gives a presentation on some aspect of natural history; speakers are drawn from government agencies, interest groups, researchers, environmental professionals, and club members.

Our emblem is the Rabbit's Ears orchid, Thelymitra antennifera which was once common in the Frankston area but is now rare.

Excursions are held to interesting locations around the Peninsula and beyond, aimed at observing some aspect of the natural environment including birds, orchids, fungi and geology.

The Club also has a birdwatching group on the first Monday of each month which travels to a range of locations around the Peninsula, Port Phillip and Westernport Bays. See the Observations page for some members observations.

We produce a quarterly newsletter detailing our field excursions and speaker topics - see the Newsletters page

Peninsula Field Naturalists club is associated with many like-minded groups - see the Links page for details.

Find out more about us on the following pages.


Direct all enquiries to The Secretary
Judy Smart
Phone/Fax 9775 4231
Email mandjsmart@gmail.com

Or simply drop in at our meeting - Visitors and new members always very welcome!

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Annual subscription due July
Adult $30
Concession $25


Schedule of activities for the second half of 2017 can be found on the Schedule page


September newsletter can be found on
the Newsletters page


Excursion November 2017
Crib Point & Lorna's Triangle

Saturday 11th November
Meet 10:00 am cnr Lorimer & Bay Streets
Melway 165 C12
or 9:30 am Frankston Civic Centre for car pooling


November Birding

*** Change of Date ***
Monday 13th November 2017
Meet 10:00 am Visitor Centre
Melway 193 H9


Excursion December 2017
Bunyip State Park Buttongrass Walk

(focus on Dragonflies)
Saturday 9th December
Meet 10:30 am cnr Camp Rd & Guide Track
See Park Note: Bunyip State Park
or 9:00 am Frankston Civic Centre for car pooling


December Birding

Monday 4th December 2017
Langwarrin Flora & Fauna Reserve
Meet 10:00 am at Warrandyte Rd entrance
Melway 103 H10


December Meeting:
Open Night & Breakup

Wednesday 13th December
* Plate for supper
* Item for Xmas hamper raffle
* Photos/exhibits

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Contact Secretary for further details

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