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Type Date Description Person/Presenter Information
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.
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.

 

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