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Our Events


Members and guests are welcome to attend the Field Naturalists Society of SA (FNSSA) monthly meetings, which are generally held between February and December on the third Wednesday of the month. At each meeting we hear from a different guest speaker on a variety of topics including research projects, habitat management and evolutionary history on selected subjects including reptiles and amphibians. 

The meetings are held at The Goodman Building on Hackney Road, adjacent to the State Herbarium (Tram Barn) and Botanic Gardens, Adelaide CBD. We begin at 7:30pm, starting with our guest speaker, followed by an update on events and news from the local scientific community and a light supper. Meetings usually last 1.5 to 2 hours and provide an opportunity to share ideas or stories, learn about scientific updates and upcoming field trips. 

Location information on the Goodman Building can be found Here

Our meeting schedule can be found on the Home Page 

On occasion the Reptile and Frog Group will also host additional meetings with a focus on reptiles and frogs. These meetings will be advertised on our Home Page and FNSSA Members are also provided with details via emails.

Field Trips and Survey

The FNSSA Reptile and Frog Group is highly involved with the conservation of reptile and amphibian species. Each year in conjunction with the FNSSA Mammal Club we hold two multi-day field trips/surveys, to different areas within the South Australian region. These trips aim to assess the abundance and species diversity of reptile, amphibian and mammal species in an area as well as collect records on the occurrence of other plants and animals (including birds and insects).

We also host day/afternoon/evening day trips or overnight camping trips within 1-2 hours of Adelaide CBD. The aim of these trips is to explore local habitats, make opportunistic observations of local reptiles and amphibians and friendly exchange information between group participants. All FNSSA members and affiliate group members (e.g. Friends of Parks, Landscapes groups and local Landholders) are welcome to attend the field trips.

Please note that if you wish to attend a field trip event you will need to be a financial member of FNSSA or an affiliate group to ensure you are covered by our insurance policy. You will also need to complete a registration form for each survey and make sure you are familiar with our survey procedure.

Also note that the majority of our multi-day field trips are self sufficient (i.e. you will need to bring a tent, food and water) and that wood fires are generally not permitted due to camp sites being located on conservation reserves - gas cooking only.


Other Events

The FNSSA is part of the South Australian 'Friends of Parks' network and we regularly receive news of relevant events being held by other conservation, wildlife or keeping groups.


Information on some up-coming events can be found here.


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