Who Are the Geelong Field Naturalists?

The GFNC is a club for anyone interested in wildlife, plants, or conservation in the Geelong region.

The club holds monthly meetings (via a mix of Zoom and face to face) and excursions.

Most meetings have presentations from specialists in aspects of natural history and conservation.

Info on how to join is here

Events Calendar

General Meeting: Murray River Turtles
Tuesday 03 October 2023, 08:00pm - 10:00pm
This repeat is an exception to the normal repeat pattern
Contact Chrissy Freestone

Optimising headstarting for freshwater turtles in the Murray River- Angela Simms

Angela will be talking about her PhD project, where sge is trying to answer some questions on the challenges that can be faced with headstarting, in particular for freshwater turtles in the Murray. Her PhD aims to provide insights into using sewage settling ponds as a source population for headstarting, how we care for and maintain the eggs in captivity, and whether new microbiomes are introduced in captivity.  

"Headstarting" is a conservation technique for endangered species, in which young animals are raised artificially and subsequently released into the wild. The technique allows a greater proportion of the young to reach independence, without predation or loss to other natural causes.

Location Geelong Botanic Gardens