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

FNSSA General Meeting – 7:45pm May 11th 2022

Location: Royal Society Rooms, South Australian Museum, Located behind the State Library of South Australian. Click here for a map

Speaker: Jenny Guerin, Seed Research Officer, SA Seed Conservation Centre

Topic: Conservation of South Australia’s Threatened Plant Species at the Seed Centre.

For more than a decade the Centre has been helping to conserve South Australia’s threatened plant species and support on ground restoration.

Jenny will speak on the broader functions of the Seed Centre and highlight some of the laboratory based work including germination and orchid propagation.

FNSSA General Meeting – 7:45pm June 8th 2022

Location: Royal Society Rooms, South Australian Museum, Located behind the State Library of South Australian. Click here for a map

Speaker: Bec Duffield, Project Officer for the Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group

Topic: The Bandicoot Super Highway Project.

With funding from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, the Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group starting in the Belair to Sir Mark Oliphant CP corridor, is working in collaboration with the Hills & Fleurieu Landscapes Board, and DEW to secure, link and rehabilitate Southern Brown Bandicoot habitat in the Mt Lofty Ranges.

FNSSA Adelaide Fungal Studies Group – Fungal Foray Program 2022

14th May Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens – Leader Teresa Lebel

5th June Ironbank – Leader Jasmin Packer

19th June Deep Creek Conservation Park – Leaders Anita/Sophie

26th June Junior Field Naturalists Belair National Park – Leader Julia Haska

3rd July Belair National Park – Leader Peter Bos

10th July Horsnell Gully – Leader Dan Popping

31st July Morialta Conservation Park  – Leaders Rose Dow/Shanelle Palmer

7th August Kuitpo Forest – Leader Pam Catcheside

Invitation to register for forays will be emailed 7-10 prior to date

Lirabenda Endowment Fund Research Grants

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

Applications for the 2022 LEF Grant round are closed. Details for the 2023 LEF Grant round to be updated late 2022.

The guidelines and application form can be downloaded from our Awards and Grants page by following the link below.

Click here for more information and to download the application form



  • 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.