© 2020 Orange Field Naturalist and Conservation Society Inc.

Welcome

 

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 the Senior Citizens and Pensioners Centre (on opposite side of Woolworths carpark to Harris Farm). Meetings begin at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome to attend.

 

Upcoming Meeting: 

 Thursday, 12th March, 2020 at 7.30pm

 Speaker: Katie Boyer - Science at Wellington Caves

 

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

 

Upcoming Excursion: 

 Sunday, 15th March - Wellington Caves

 Meet at Orange High School bus bay at 7.40am. See Newsletter   for details. 

 

Mount Canobolas recovery after the February, 2018 bushfire 

Planned Meetings, Speakers and Excursions for 2020 Meetings are being cancelled, due to Covid19 restrictions

13 Feb.  Committee Meeting and AGM, Members' photos from 2019       16 Feb. Mt Canobolas - picnic tea and spotlighting

12 Mar.  Katie Boyer - Science at the Wellington Caves                         15 Mar. Wellington Caves

 9 Apr.  Col Bower - Orchids on Mt Canobolas Meeting cancelled           12 Apr. Easter Sunday - no excursion

14 May  Alison Downing - Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts                17 May Bryophytes of Mt Canobolas

11 June  Nigel Hobden - The Grampians and nearby wild places              13/14 June NCC Regional Conference

 9 July  Jordan Bailey - Art of Scientific Illustration                               12 July Visit to the NSW Biosecurity Collection 

13 Aug.  Alyssa Trotter , emerging threats of new feral animals              16 Aug. 

10 Sept. Dick Medd, Acacia meiantha - a threatened local species           13 Sept. Wattle walk in the Mullion Range

 8 Oct.                                                                                            11 Oct. Mt Canobolas Orchid walk

12 Nov.                                                                                           15 Nov. Mt Canobolas SCA Orchid Search

10 Dec.  Planning Meeting                                                                 13 Dec. Christmas Party with ECCO

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