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The Orange Field Naturalist and Conservation Society Inc. (OFNCS) is a voluntary, not for profit incorporated association. The society aims to 

foster interest in and enjoyment of all aspects of natural history by means of field studies and excursions, informative presentations at monthly meetings and through newsletters and our website. We encourage participation in the conservation of the environment for the benefit of the people of Orange now and into the future through representations to the media and all levels of government on issues of both local and wider significance.

The society welcomes new members of any age and background. No natural history experience needed.

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Upcoming Events:

General Meetings: are held on the second Thursday of each month (February to December) at Nguluway Ngurang Senior Citizens Centre (on opposite side of Woolworths carpark to Harris Farm). Meetings begin at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome to attend.


Upcoming Meeting: 

Thursday, 9th November, 2023 at 7.30 pm

Speakers: John and Tom Zimmer -

              "The Night Sky ..... A Visual Approach"


Excursions: to local areas of interest are held on Sunday morning, following the monthly meeting. Meet at Orange High School bus bay for a 9.00 am departure. Bring morning tea.


Upcoming Excursion: 

Sunday 12th November, 8 pm

An evening of star gazing with John at the Mud Hut, Homestead Close, Clifton Grove

See November newsletter for details.



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Pelargonium australe, overlooking Devils

Mount Canobolas recovery after the February, 2018 bushfire 

Planned Meetings, Speakers and Excursions for 2023 

 9 Feb. Committee Meeting and AGM, Members' photos from 2022       12 Feb. Mt Canobolas - picnic tea and spotlighting

 9 Mar. Geoff Selwood - Bush Safety and Use of Technology                12 Mar. Kinross State Forest 

13 Apr. Ian Eddison - Flood, Drought, Plague - Wellington Caves           16 Apr. Mingham Springs, Mandagery Reserve 

11 May Jack Fry - NPWS Volunteer Program                                        14 May LLS Fungi Foray on Mt Canobolas

 8 June Steve Woodhall and Tracey Sorensen - Outback Adventures      18 Jun. Winburndale NR/Sunny Corner

13 July  Denis Marsh - The Nullarbor                                                  16 July Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

10 Aug. Dr Cilla Kinross - A window on the lives of the CSU Peregrines  13 Aug. CSU peregrines+Cilla's bird survey sites

14 Sept. Tiffany Mason - NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust              17 Sept. Visit to BCT property at Baldry

12 Oct.  Dr Col Bower - Exploring Orchid Pollination                             15 Oct. Calula Range, Mullion Creek                         9 Nov. John Zimmer - Astronomy What we can see+ Aboriginal stories 12 Nov. Stargazing, 8pm Mud Hut, Homestead Cl 

14 Dec. Planning Meeting.                                                               17 Dec. Christmas Party with ECCO

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