Are you into natural history? This is the group for you! This Meetup is run in conjunction to the Western Australian Naturalists’ Club, one of the longest established  conservation and natural history groups in Australia. As such the events are attended by many club members who are not in the Meetup, so don't worry if event numbers look low.

The club is a lively organisation that caters for all environmentally conscious members of the community. It's a well respected group catering to a wide range of interests, from amateur to professional. All branches of natural history and conservation are covered in a full program of meetings, excursions, workshops and occasional social events. These include bird watching, botany, spotlighting, fossicking for fossils and fungi, observing habitats from forests to reefs, some geology as well as learning more about environmental issues in Western Australia such as soil salinity, introduced flora and fauna and land degradation.

In addition to the main/central club, there are three branches in the eastern, northern and southern suburbs. Also, there are some special interest groups: eg bushwalking, fungi. Activities are held for under-18s, too.

New members to the Meetup group are encouraged to come to some events, then join the Club if it offers what you're after. Attend as many talks as you like and sample a few excursions, but if you want to come on regular excursions you'll need to join. Annual fees for the Club are very reasonable, see our website:

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Recent Meetups

  • 5 days ago · 7:30 PM

    Talk: Journey to remote Papua New Guinea

    5 Natural history lovers | 5.00

    Experienced naturalist Norm Pinsky will talk about remote PNG. Dr Lyn Beazley, our new co-Patron, will be welcomed by the Club.Door fee $3 includes raffle ticket, tea/... Learn more
  • April 26 · 9:30 AM

    Bushwalk: Yangebup Lake

    2 Natural history lovers

    Circuit around Yangebup Lake - 6 km loop walk through the park surrounding Yangebup and the two adjacent lakes; will be led by Sue Gardner. Meet: 9.30 for 10.00 am start... Learn more
  • April 12 · 9:30 AM

    Walk: Abyssinia Rock

    5 Natural history lovers | 5.00

    Brookton Highway to Abyssinia Rock, loop walk led by Jack Moore; easy walk, about 10-12 km on good paths, mostly in open woodland. Lunch on Abyssinia Rock, return on... Learn more
  • April 10 · 7:30 PM

    Talk: The Secret Life of Marine Turtles

    6 Natural history lovers

    Dr Kellie Pendoley tells us everything we ever wanted to know (but were afraid to ask!) about the secret life of WA's marine turtles.Kellie has >30 years’ experience as... Learn more
  • March 29 · 9:30 AM

    Walk: Swan River circuit with bushwalking group

    4 Natural history lovers

    Join us on an easy walk from the Causeway to Windan Bridge (city-side) and return via Burswood foreshore and Heirisson Island.Details: Flat, easy 5 km walk to start the... Learn more
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