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 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome to attend.
Thursday, 8th April, 2021 at 7.30 pm
Speaker: Steve Woodhall - NPWS Plans for Mt Canobolas SCA
Committee Meeting at 6.30 pm
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.
Sunday, 11th April,
Mt Canobolas SCA
Leader - Steve Woodhall
(See April Newsletter for details.)
Mount Canobolas recovery after the February, 2018 bushfire
Planned Meetings, Speakers and Excursions for 2021
11 Feb. Committee Meeting and AGM, Members' photos from 2020 14 Feb. Mt Canobolas - picnic tea and spotlighting
11 Mar. Dr Colin Bower - Autumn Flowering Orchids in Central West 14 Conimbla National Park
8 Apr. Steve Woodhall - Mt Canobolas SCA Infrastucture Upgrades. 11 Mt Canobolas with NPWS
13 May Isobel Colson - A Year in Kew Gardens 15-16 Mt Canobolas Fungi Survey
10 June 13 Visit Biosecurity Collection - Dr Jordan Bailey
8 July 11
12 Aug. Jake Hansen - Snakes 15
9 Sept. Jess Peterie - Purple-Copper Butterfly. 12
7 Oct. Alison Dowling - Bryophytes 17 Mt Canobolas with Alison Dowling
11 Nov. Cilla Kinross - CSU Peregrines - Study Outcomes. 14
9 Dec. Planning Meeting 12 Dec. Christmas Party with ECCO