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Type Date Description Person/Presenter Information
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
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Many members and Councillors will be on the long excursion and unavailable on this date.
Meeting 15/10/2018 QNC CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION Neil Fordyce The QNC runs a wide range of day outings and camps during the year. We would like to capture some of these
moments in our annual calendar. To this end, we are asking members to submit photos from QNC outings to
the QNC Calendar Photo Competition..
Entries will be accepted based on the following categories:
• Marine
• Birds
• Plants
• Fungi
• Mammals, reptile, frogs and freshwater fish
• Insects and other invertebrates
• Geology, landscapes and club activities.
Participants are invited to submit up to four photos, with a maximum of two per category. All images need to
be taken on a Club outing.  See Sept-Oct News for details.
Camp 20/10/2018 Girraween National Park Peter & Lynette Haselgrove Girraween National Park is an outstanding place to view wildflowers in spring.
Currently GNP is closed to camping due to a shortage of water. This camp may have to be cancelled if conditions do not improve.
However, keeping an optimistic view on things, we have planned an afternoon walk on the first day, a full day
outing on the second day and a morning walk on the third day.
On Saturday afternoon we will walk along one of the best tracks in Girraween for wildflowers. We will meet at
the Picnic Area at 1 PM, stopping along the way for afternoon tea for those who wish to carry it.
Sunday’s walk will be a full day in Girraween but in a much less frequently used area.
On Monday we will have a half-day morning walk in the Amiens State Forest area. This area is to the north of
Stanthorpe.

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

 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