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, 10th December, 2020 at 7.00pm

Speaker: No speaker tonight - this will be a Planning Meeting for the Committee and interested members to map out the programme for 2021 .

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, 13th December, 5.00 - 7.00 pm

Come for a relaxed get together with members of ECCO.

At the Environmental Learning Centre (ELF)

Orange Showground, Leeds Parade

BYO everything - food, drink, utensils and chairs



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

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Prasophyllum sp

Prasophyllum sp. endemic to the Canobolas volcanic complex