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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, 14th March, 2024 at 7.30 pm

Speaker: Eric Tanner - History and Geography of the Capertee Valley and Glen Davis


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 17th March - Capertee Valley and Glen Davis

*Early start from OHS bus bay - meet at 8:00 am 



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Eucalypt canobolensis Regeneration 1.jpg
Pelargonium australe, overlooking Devils

Mount Canobolas recovery after the February, 2018 bushfire 

Planned Meetings, Speakers and Excursions for 2024 

 8 Feb. Committee Meeting and AGM, Members' photos from 2023       18 Feb. Botanic Gardens - picnic tea & spotlighting

14 Mar. Eric Tanner -History & Geography, Capertee Valley & Glen Davis 17 Mar. Capertee Valley and Glen Davis 

11 Apr.  Nigel Sethack - A visit to Kakadu National Park.                       14 Apr. Area south of Mt Canobols with Col Bower 

 9 May Daryl King - Kookaburra Research.                                          12 May Nangar NP

13 June                                                                                         16 Jun. Gum Swamp, Forbes

11 July  Murray Fletcher - Spice, Trade and Botanicals                           14 July 

8 Aug.                                                                                           11 Aug. 

12 Sept.                                                                                15 Sept. 

10 Oct. Heidi Zimmer - Threatened orchids and molecular work            13 Oct.                       

14 Nov. Ross Sadlier - Central West Reptiles                                       17 Nov. Gaanha bula Mt Canobolas SCA

12 Dec. Planning Meeting.                                                                15 Dec. Christmas Get Together with ECCO

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