Welcome we are a group of like minded people you enjoy exploring nature and the natural world. We have regular outings and meetings where new people are welcome to attend, to find out more click here.


Please note:

We are starting to resume normal activities but due to COVID-19 restrictions to inhibit any community spread of the virus, we have to do things differently including:

  • Restricting numbers at any one event by booking in to attend through event leaders
  • Observing social distancing within activities, and registering attendance, even in field settings
  • Following hygiene measures including using own hand sanitiser, not coughing near others etc
  • Being prepared to stay at home if we have any symptoms that could be Covid virus
  • Keeping ourselves updated through website/emails in case we have to cancel our Events



  • Please bring and wear a mask in the building during the meeting unless you have a reason you can’t wear a mask.
  • Maximum number of people attending the meeting will be 40.
  • Please register your intended attendance by sending a text message to Janet Pedler on 0438 884 384 by Wednesday morning to ensure we do not go over limit and have to turn members away.

GENERAL MEETING: Wednesday 8th September 2021, 7.45 pm

Speaker: Dragos Moise, Para Woodlands Restoration Ecologist, Department for Environment and Water

Topic: Restoring Para Woodlands

Para Woodlands Restoration is a long-term partnership project on land now owned by Nature Foundation and the Department for Environment and Water.  Almost 20 years ago former land owner Elizabeth Law-Smith generously provided the land to restore this property to a natural state, to create habitat for local wildlife, with an emphasis on declining woodland birds.  Dragos will present a summary of the project’s progress so far, highlighting the achievements and challenges along the journey.

Dragos has a Romanian background, and prior to arriving in Australia has worked as a senior researcher in the field of zooarchaeology at the National History Museum of Romania.  Once in Australia, the fascinating Australian wildlife and environments determined him to pursue a career in ecology.  Dragos completed a PhD in avian ecology at the University of Adelaide, and in the last eighteen years has been involved in various environmental projects within South Australia.  He has been working with the Para Woodlands Restoration Project since 2011, seeing degraded farmland gradually being turned into valuable habitat for declining woodland birds.


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FNSSA Annual General Meeting: Wednesday 13th October, 2021

Our FNSSA AGM Will be held on the evening of Wednesday  13th October in the Royal Society Room, SA Museum

Speaker will be the recipient of the FNSSA Nature Conservation Award (to be announced).

Lirabenda Endowment Fund Research Grants

Do you have a great research project on the South Australian Environment but need funding?

The Field Naturalists Society of South Australia has made the difficult decision not to run the 2021 LEF Grant round. PDF announcement

Click here for more information and to download the application form