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
Followed by Images of Mt Canobolas - show & tell of members' photographs
Committee Meeting 6.30pm
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.
6.00pm Saturday, 15th February - spotlighting on Mount Canobolas, with a picnic tea beforehand. Meet at Federal Falls Picnic Area. Led by Dick Medd. See Newsletter for details.
Mount Canobolas recovery after the February, 2018 bushfire
Planned Meetings, Speakers and Excursions for 2019
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 and Wildfire on Mt Canobolas 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