The Peninsula Field Naturalists Club is for anyone who is interested in the natural environment around them. Our members are interested in birds, plants, insects, fungi, snakes, geology, animals and many other subjects.

We share our enjoyment of the natural world and learn from each other and our many and varied guest speakers.

The Club was established in 1952 and has built up a considerable knowledge base of the natural history of the Mornington Peninsula, extending to locations all around Melbourne. For Club history see our 60th anniversary commematorive edition of the Club newsletter (Opens in new Window)

The Club meets each month February to December, with a field excursion on the following Saturday. Click on the Schedule button for the current schedule of meetings and excursions.

We meet in the Uniting Church meeting room, 16 High St. Frankston. (Melway 102 C3) on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:00pm. At each meeting a guest speaker gives a presentation on some aspect of natural history; speakers are drawn from government agencies, interest groups, researchers, environmental professionals, and club members.

Our emblem is the Rabbit's Ears orchid, Thelymitra antennifera which was once common in the Frankston area but is now rare.

Excursions are held to interesting locations around the Peninsula and beyond, aimed at observing some aspect of the natural environment including birds, orchids, fungi and geology.

The Club also has a birdwatching group on the first Monday of each month which travels to a range of locations around the Peninsula, Port Phillip and Westernport Bays. See the Observations page for some members observations.

We produce a quarterly newsletter detailing our field excursions and speaker topics - see the Newsletters page

Peninsula Field Naturalists club is associated with many like-minded groups - see the Links page for details.

Find out more about us on the following pages.


Direct all enquiries to The Secretary
Judy Smart
Phone 0400910941
Email mandjsmart@gmail.com

Or simply drop in at our meeting - Visitors and new members always very welcome!

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Annual subscription due July
Adult $30
Concession $25
Family $40

You can download a membership form Here


We have a new Schedule for the rest of 2020. We will not be able to have meetings in our usual location but we are planning a December picnic meeting at Beauty Park - details in the schedule.



now available on
the Newsletters page


Birding December 2020

Monday 7th December
Langwarrin Flora & Fauna Reserve
Warrandyte Rd entrance
Melway 103 H10



We will be having an outdoor meeting to wrap up the year
Wednesday 9th December
Venue: Beauty Park, Frankston, Melway 100A C9
6.30pm till dark
BYO Picnic dinner & Something for show and tell.


December Excursion: Cranbourne Botanic Gardens

Saturday 12th December
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens
Meet 10:00 am Stringybark Picnic Area
Melway 133 K12

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Contact Secretary for further details

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