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, 12th November, 2020 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Nigel Hobden, Border Sands to Grampian Granites
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.
Sunday, 15th November - Burrendong Arboretum.
Leader Beau Palmer. Limited to 20 people. Register by Friday night at:
Meet at Orange High bus bay and travel in your own car. Social distancing applies during the excursion. See Newsletter for details.
Mount Canobolas recovery after the February, 2018 bushfire
Planned Meetings, Speakers and Excursions for 2020
All OFNCS talks and excursions have been cancelled indefinitely, 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 - Excursion cancelled
14 May Alison Downing - Mosses and Liverworts Meeting cancelled 17 May Bryophytes of Mt Canobolas cancelled
11 June Nigel Hobden - The Grampians Meeting cancelled 13/14 June NCC Regional Conference
9 July Jordan Bailey - Art of Scientific Illustration Meeting cancelled 12 July Visit NSW Biosecurity Collection cancelled
13 Aug. Alyssa Trotter , threats of new feral animals Meeting cancelled 16 Aug. Details will be emailed to members
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. Nigel Hobden - Border Sands to Grampian Granites 15 Nov. Burrendong Arboretum
10 Dec. Planning Meeting 13 Dec. Christmas Party with ECCO