Geelong Nature Information

Bioblitzes

iNaturalist provides a place to record and organize nature findings, meet other nature enthusiasts, and learn about the natural world. It encourages the participation of a wide variety of nature enthusiasts, including, but not exclusive to, hikers, hunters, birders, beach combers, mushroom foragers, park rangers, ecologists, and fishermen. Through connecting these different perceptions and expertise of the natural world, iNaturalist hopes to create extensive community awareness of local biodiversity and promote further exploration of local environments.

GFNC is a keen participant in the two annual iNaturalist BioBlitzes. See more...

Wildlife Identification Guides for the Geelong Region

Identifying living organisms can be difficult. GFNC members have prepared some pictorial guides to help you with some of the species that you might find in the Geelong region. See more....

Trip Plans

Our Trip Plans cover a selection of nature parks and reserves. They link different habitats and reserves in a particular location in the Geelong region.

Each Trip Plan includes a map providing journey details and lists species that might be found at a location. Each two-page PDF can be viewed online, downloaded, or printed. See more...

Birding Trails

A birding trail is a suggested route for bird watchers linking top birding hotspots and bird walks.

Each birding trail shows several bird walks and birding hotspots that can be reasonably visited in a day in the Geelong area. A map showing the bird walk locations is provided. Details for each bird walk and birding hotspot include parking, walking distance, facilities, and birds to expect. See more...

Birding Hotspots

Geelong is close to an array of wonderful birding sites including wet forests, coastal heathlands, dry woodlands and a number of wetlands of international significance. Here are some of the local birding spots within 10 kilometres or a drive of 30 minutes from the city centre. See more...

Plant Guides 

These guides have been prepared by the GFNC Flora group. They provide detailed botanical notes and information on how to distinguish between some of the more difficult to identify species. See more...