WA Nats turn 100

The Western Australian Naturalists’ Club, one of the oldest conservation groups in Australia, is celebrating its centenary this year. 

This lively and well-respected organisation is designed to cater for environmentally conscious members of the community, providing for a wide range of interests for amateur naturalists and professional environmental scientists.  

WA Parks Foundation Chair, the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC CVO is Co-Patron with esteemed scientist Professor Lyn Beazley AO, Honorary Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Fellow (UWA) and a member of the WA Parks Foundation’s Ambassador Advisory Committee.  

Natural history and conservation topics are discussed and explored throughout the year in a full program of meetings, excursions and workshops. Activities include bird watching, botany, spotlighting, fossicking for fossils and fungi, observing habitats from forests to reefs as well as learning more about environmental issues in WA such as soil salinity, introduced flora and fauna, land degradation and climate change. 

Members receive a monthly newsletter and a refereed scientific journal, The Western Australian Naturalist twice a year. Both publications allow members to be aware of all activities within the club and the broader happenings of the scientific world. 

More information here.