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 0400910941
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
Family $40

You can download a membership form Here


The revised (as of 28 March) schedule
for the first half of 2021
is available on the Schedule page
with addition of a working bee at FNCR in July



now available on
the Newsletters page



Birding June 2021

Monday 31st May
(Note change of date)
Banyan Wetland, Carrum Downs
Meet 10:00 am corner Boundary & Rossiter Roads
Melway 98 C10

***Cancelled due to latest lockdown***
** Meeting scheduled for June 9 cancelled - our speaker Max Campbell from FNCV will hopefully appear at a later date.
**Excursion scheduled for June 12 (Royal Park) may go ahead, depending on developments
Watch this space


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Contact Secretary for further details

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