© 2019 Orange Field Naturalist and Conservation Society Inc.



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, 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.


Upcoming Excursion: 

 (....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

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Prasophyllum sp

Prasophyllum sp. endemic to the Canobolas volcanic complex