Member Groups

Contact Details

Contact: Ruth Graney (Communication Secretary)

Phone: 55295335



Portland Field Naturalists' Club

Portland Field Naturalists’ Club (PFNC) was formed in 1945 out of concern for the future of native vegetation in  the region, in the face of post war development.


PFNC is comitted to the appreciation, protection and enhancement of our natural environment. This is achieved through advocacy, outings, surveys, gaining and sharing knowledge, participation in revegetation and pest plant control activities.

Key Achievements

The establishment of the Lower Glenelg, Mt. Richmond and Cobboboonee National Parks,

Cape Nelson State Park, Cobboboonee Forest Park, and other flora & fauna reserves in the district.

Publication of the ‘Birds of Portland District’. 


  • Wednesday morning walks (meet at the Sport Fishing Club (Angling Club) carpark Portland 9.00am, leaving at 9.15am)
  • Monthly all day excursions are held on the Sunday following the monthly meetings
  • Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday evening of each month (except Dec & Jan) at the Presbyterian Church Hall meeting rooms in Tyer St. Portland .

These meetings have a program provided by either a guest speaker or presentations from within the Club membership.

  • Monthly newsletter with the previous month’s excursion report is provided to members prior to each meeting.
  • Facebook page -Portland Field Naturalists' Club, apply to join to see what has been found in the Natural world around Portland as we find it.

Visitors and non-members are very welcome to join our activities.

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