QNC Events


Type Date Description Person/Presenter Information
Excursion 12/11/2017 Hillview Drive Reserve, Muirlea Helen Schwencke The Hillview Drive Reserve is a 37.2 hectares reserve situated 4.7kms north of the Ipswich CBD in the
suburb of Muirlea. It adjoins the Kholo Botanic Gardens along the Brisbane River and helps to conserve
native vegetation in the area. Previous uses of the reserve include limited grazing and timber extraction.
The Reserve was purchased in 1999 to form part a major bioregional corridor which connects across the
Brisbane River with linkages to Brisbane Forest Park.
Excursion 15/11/2017 Sherwood Arboretum Dick Date The efforts of the Friends of Sherwood Arboretum recently have received a boost from Brisbane City
Council by incorporating the Arboretum as part of Brisbane's Living Plant Collection under the care of the
Curator of Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Recent plantings of important tree species have broadened the range
of Queensland tree species represented.
Meet at the Jolimont Street car park for the walk around the Arboretum finishing up at the picnic table area
for a quiet lunch. Good spot for 'birdos' as well as timber and ornamental tree addicts.
Excursion 19/11/2017 Morelia track to the summit of Mount Nebo Rob Reeves The excursion will be a walk along the Morelia track to the summit of Mount Nebo, 6km return. The walk begins in Rainforest, and follows a gentle grade through wet Eucalypt forest, and a palm thicket before reaching the summit in dry Eucalypt woodland. There is a rock shelf at the summit where people can have morning tea and enjoy the outlook over to Moreton Bay.
Meeting 20/11/2017 Long excursion to Noonbah reports Various This year’s long excursion was to Noonbah, a cattle property 160km south-west of Longreach.Participants will report on activities.
Excursion 2/12/2017 Kholo Botanic Gardens Christmas breakfast David Bouchard Bird walk along the track past Coal Ck meet - 7.00 am.  Breakfast start 8.30am  - barbeques and picnic shelters available. Canoe launching available in the Brisbane River.
Camp 25/1/2018 Bindarrabi  Australia Day Long Weekend - Thursday to Monday Doone Wyborn and John Moss We are returning to Bindarrabi after a highly successful visit in May 2016. The organisers are hoping that
a summer camp will enable more interaction with invertebrates, frogs and reptiles. Bindarrabi is an excellent
site, surrounded on three sides by the Koreelah National Park (NSW)
Camp facilities are excellent. Onsite tents can be hired.
Excursion 11/2/2018 Pine Mountain Bush Reserve Helen Schwencke This is a small patch of remnant dry vine scrub vegetation which doesn't have a Regional Ecosystem type
designation. There are some mowed tracks, though some of the more interesting vegetation, including a
variety of butterfly host plants, is off track. Time permitting, we will also look at the nearby "The Cricket Pitch", 857-863 Pine Mountain Rd.
It is listed on a number of bird observer websites and makes for an interesting walk


QNC General Meetings

Learn about natural history at our meetings with talks presented by specialists from the club or from various scientific institutions, and from members exhibits. Visitors are welcome

When: 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, February to November inclusive

Note that each meeting will commence with the presentation by the guest speaker

Where: The Lecture Hall of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, 237 Milton Road, Milton

This is near the corner with Baroona Road and close to the Castlemaine Perkins (XXXX) Brewery. The main entrance is on Milton Road, at the end of the ramp adjacent to the Theological College. Convenient parking is available in adjacent streets. Parking is available in the college grounds a contribution of $3 is expected.

 Milton railway station is directly opposite the building. There is a pedestrian underpass from the station.


The Club arranges at about ten field excursions each year to locations of natural history interest and tours of specialist institutions such as the Queensland Herbarium or museums. They range in duration from short, half-day, local trips through week-end camps to longer excursions lasting from one to two weeks in more remote locations. Visitors are welcome on short excursions. 

Excursion leaders click here for attendance form