QNC Events

At the general meeting on 16 October the club will be auctioning unused and duplicate library material. Click here for details.

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Type Date Description Person/Presenter Information
Excursion 23/9/2017 Freshwater National Park David Hanger The National Park was established in 1973 and covers 94 ha. It consists mainly of open woodland/low heathland. Paperbark ti-tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia) and Sheoak (Allocasuarina littoralis) are the dominant trees, with an understorey of many hundreds of grass trees (Xanthorrhoea spp.), many in bud in mid-August. The herbaceous layer is predominantly sedges with a variety of yellow, blue and white wildflowers in bloom (in August).
Camp 30/9/2017 Camp at Crohamhurst Mike Anderson Camp 30 September to 2nd October. The property at Crohamhurst was purchased by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection under the Koala Habit Restoration Program. It is mainly a cleared former cattle property with some remnant patches of forest on steep sites and along gullies. Most of the cleared areas have been planted at wide spacings with koala food tree species. The proposed camping area is located adjacent to a farm house, granny flat and sheds on the property. It is suitable for both camping and caravans and can be accessed by 2WD vehicles. We will have the use of the granny flat including one toilet and separate shower. We may have to erect a pit toilet. There is plenty of water from tanks available for drinking and washing purposes. Numbers are limited to 30 people so anyone
intending to come should register early
Excursion 8/10/2017 Walking with Wildlife - Whites Reserve Holland Park Helen Schwencke Meet along the road verge at Wyncroft St, (Google Maps -27.489665, 153.062316, UBD Map 181, E12) Whites Hill is part of the Bulimba Creek Catchment. Walking with Life has previously visited some sites along this catchment in early 2015. The catchment comprises 122 square kilometres, ie. 10% Brisbane City; 20 of Brisbane’s southern and eastern suburbs; 16 bushland remnants; 7 freshwater swamplands; 10 significant riparian wetlands. We will be exploring tracks on the southern side of Whites Hill to the summit.
For more information: www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environment-waste/natural-environment/bushland-reserves/whites-hillreserve and
bulimbacreek.org.au
Excursion 11/10/2017 Conservation Way at Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens Dick Date Earlier this year Mr Dale Arvidsson talked to the Club on developments at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens especially the establishment of Conservation Way as part of the Queensland Conservation Collection. This is a living collection developed on the 4.6 hectares area previously used as the Legacy Way Tunnel construction site and although still a work in progress displays a range of rare and threatened Queensland plant species.  Meet at the (old) Information Kiosk for a 10:00 am start.
Camp 13/10/2017 AROONA, MT MORT
Queensland Trust for Nature Property - QNC Wildlife Second Survey
Harry Hines and Tanya Pritchard (QTFN The previous QNC survey in winter 2016 provided excellent information on small terrestrial mammals, birds, plants and fungi. The upcoming survey will target groups such as reptiles, amphibians and bats which are more likely to be active in mid-spring, but surveys of all taxonomic groups are welcome.
We plan to establish several pit trapping sites, hopefully dug using a tractor and post-hole borer! There will be lots of hand searching too for reptiles as well as a range of other methods targeting various other groups.An inventory of fungi and flora species will also be made, with collections of specimens for the Queensland Herbarium. The leaders will be onsite from late Fri 13 Oct 2017 and some harp traps for bats will likely be set. Saturday morning will involve setting up pit trap lines (if not already in place). Sunday will involve clearing traps
and undertaking hand searching for reptiles at a range of sites. The camp will run from 13 to 16 October. See September - October News for complete details
Meeting 16/10/2017 Member's night and book auction. David Bouchard and Book Auction David  Bouchard  will discuss some natural history observations from Mt Kinabalu and North Borneo
David’s talk will be followed by a  Book Auction: Some unused and duplicate books and videos have been removed from the QNC Library to make space for new books and they will be auctioned at this meeting. Please see pp 11- 14 of September- October news for the complete list or click  here
Excursion 22/10/2017 Eprapah Scout Environmental Education Centre John Moss Eprapah Scout Environmental Education Centre is a 39 hectares bushland property in the heart of the Brisbane Bayside suburb of Victoria Point. Due to the large area of bushland, including creek and estuarine riparian, the property is a remarkable refuge for wildlife, bird species in particular. In addition, there are many species of crustacea, reptiles and fish in both the freshwater and tidal parts of the creek. There is considerable plant diversity, and, as would be expected, a plethora of invertebrates including many species of dragon/damselflies, beetles, moths and butterflies.
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.
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.

 

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.

 Excursions

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