QNC Events


Type Date Description Person/Presenter Information
Excursion 12/8/2018 Moggill Regional Park Helen Schwencke Moggill Regional Park includes 491 ha of the D’Aguilar Range bushland corridor. This entrance to the park
includes diverse vine forests. We will be exploring the St Peters Downfall Break area which drains into Pullen Creek, and is along different tracks from our first visit.
The tracks are defined, and one section is steep, with some loose stones.
Excursion 15/8/2018 Ford Road Conservation Reserve, Sheldon
Ekka Wednesday
NB incorrect date on front page of News
Susan Nelles A short walk from the road to the entrance of the Reserve and a small shelter is on the left. The first 200m feature 29 grass species. We walk the wide gravel, gently undulating track on the right ridge and enjoy the pleasant open eucalypt forest, at around 105 m ASL. The plant list of 183 species will keep us busy. In early June, the understorey is very healthy after summer – autumn rains.
Those who continue will descend to Buhot Creek, so well soled shoes and a stick would be useful for the full circuit.If you wish to come, please email me  zefarella@icloud.com for a map, plant and grass lists and terms used in grass ID. These are courtesy of Lynne Roberts, Redland U3A Botany in the Bush. It is known as an excellent birding site in the Redlands, and a list may be available.
Meeting 20/8/2018 The biology and distribution of Australian lungfish in Queensland Dr Roger Guo Dr. Roger Guo was born in Northern China and studied Marine Biology at the Ocean University of Qingdao. In 1989, he went to Kiwi Land to study fish larvae in the Cook Strait at the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute. After 12 months in windy Wellington, Roger came to Queens Land to carry out further study of osmoregulation in Australian freshwater fish for his PhD.
Since graduating, Roger has spent most of his time in business and has not been involved with fish in his career until recently when he bought an Australian lungfish business in 2009. Since then, Roger has bred and exported Australian lungfish to more than 15 countries worldwide. Roger loves gardens and spends his spare time creating a Chinese garden in Bellbowrie where his fish business is also located.
Excursion 8/9/2018 Waterloo Bay Myriam Preker and Ian Lawn We will explore the intertidal habitat of Waterloo Bay south of the Manly Boat Harbour and east of Lota. The foreshore here extends out into a wide, muddy-sand flat supporting a seagrass meadow. Invertebrates, such as the Ragged Sea Hare (Bursatella leachii), the Mud Whelk (Pyrazus ebeninus) and the Vulgar Starfish (Antenea crassa) may be seen. Migrating shorebirds returning from the northern hemisphere, exhausted and low in fat reserves, should be gathering at this time of year to their foraging habitats in Moreton Bay.
What to bring: The most important item is footwear that can be used in water. An old pair of joggers with socks will do - good hiking boots will get damaged by the seawater, so are not suitable. Other items to bring should include: a lunch; sunblock; sunhat; windbreaker and a water bottle. On this trip, a reef-walking stick is not essential, but may come in handy if you get stuck in a muddy patch!
The low tide is at 14:30.
Excursion 15/9/2018 Native Plants Queensland Spring Wildflower Show & Plants Market
James Hansen The Club will have a small table at the Native Plants Queensland (NPQ) Spring Wildflower Flower Show and Plants Market at the Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. We will be selling books and cards, promoting QNC activities and encouraging new members to join, take part in our excursions and attend our meetings to listen to a wide range of excellent speakers.
The Club is seeking volunteers to work the stall for an hour or two in exchange for free entry to the exhibition. Please contact James at jameshansen853@iinet.net.au
Camp 16/9/2018 Annual long excursion. Binya National Park and Bowra Sanctuary. Neil Fordyce and Janet White The long excursion for 2018 will be to Binya National Park and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s Bowra Sanctuary near Cunnamulla. The trip will comprise a week at Binya and a week at Bowra.
Binya is a small national park situated on the Warrego and Cuttaburra Creek flood plains 110km South of Cunnamulla. It is an isolated park with few facilities so requires some level of self-sufficiency. Binya is not well surveyed so QNC can make a significant contribution to the knowledge of the park.
Bowra Sanctuary is a 140 km² nature reserve near Cunnamulla in South West Queensland, Australia. It lies in the Mulga Lands bioregion on the Warrego River plains, in the catchment of the Warrego and Paroo Rivers.
Meeting 17/9/2018 General Meeting Cancelled . Many members and Councillors will be on the long excursion and unavailable on this date.

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

Where:    We meet at the Toowong Uniting Church Hall. This is located at 82 Sherwood Road, Toowong and is less than 200 metres from Toowong Village Shopping Centre, Toowong Railway Station & bus stops.

There is parking at 76 Sherwood Road for 12 cars., Street parking is available.  Toowong Village parking is free  provided you enter after 6pm.

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


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