Field Naturalists Society of South Australia

Got a passion for nature?

We were South Australia’s first conservation group, founded in 1883 and our members were conducting citizen science before it became fashionable!
Our membership consist of people interested in working towards the conservation of our environment and its unique natural features such as flora and fauna. Or anyone who has a curiosity and passion for the natural world and its history
The aims of our society are to :
  • promote the study of Natural History by means of public lectures, field excursions, club activities and publication of its half-yearly journal, The South Australian Naturalist
  • to manage the Society’s nature reserves, which have acquired through generous gifts and bequests
  • to promote conservation of the environment by actively encouraging the preservation of important landscape features and suitable habitat for the protection of indigenous flora and fauna
As well as encouraging people to investigate nature, we also provide support for research in south Australia with our yearly Lirabenda Endowment Fund Grant.
Our associated groups are:
  • Botany Club
  • Mammal Club
  • Fungal Studies Group
  • Junior Field Naturalists SA Inc

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