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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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.
Thursday, 13th February, 2010 at 7.30pm
Annual General Meeting - Reports, Election of Office Bearers, General Business
No speaker - members bring 5 or 6 photos on USB, taken on Mt Canobolas in 2019
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.
(....pm) Sunday, 16th February - spotlighting on the Mountain following a BYO meal at Federal Falls Picnic Area .... weather permitting
Mount Canobolas recovery after the February, 2018 bushfire
Planned Meetings, Speakers and Excursions for 2019
14 Feb. Committee Meeting and AGM 17 Feb. Heiffer Station Creek TSR
14 Mar. Dr Col Bower, Mt Canobolas Orchid Search 17 Mar. Mount Canobolas SCA
11 Apr. Barbara McTaggart, Swampy Meadows 14 Apr. Neville State Forest
9 May Murray Fletcher, Exploring Central Australia 12 May Cookamidgera Reserve
13 June Prof. Warren Somerville, The Wonderful World of Fossils 8 June Bathurst Mineral Museum
11 July Nigel Hobden, Flying Foxes 14 July Canowindra Age of Fishes Museum
8 Aug. Rosemary & Doug Stapleton, Namibia and Okavango 11 Aug. Northern Parts of Goobang NP
12 Sept. Dr David Goldney, Changes in the Landscape of Central West 15 Sept. Orange-Bathurst Area
10 Oct. Brian parker, Protecting Habitat of Cemeteries, Blayney Shire 13 Oct. Blayney Shire Cemeteries
14 Nov. 7.00pm (Early Start) Kate Willoughby, Orange Nature Kids 17 Nov. Mt Canobolas SCA Orchid Search
7.30pm Emily Cotterill, Biodiversity Mapping
12 Dec. Planning Meeting 15 Dec. Christmas Party with ECCO