QNC Events

Please note that QNC outings will be subject to special rules during the Covid19 pandemic click here for details

Register for excursions at: excursion@qnc.org.au  so that we can manage attendance

Type Date Description Leader/Presenter Information
Meeting 21/9/2020 Member's night Annie & Greg Neill
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 Calendar Photos

The meeting presentation will be given by Greg and Annie Neill.  Greg and Annie and two friends recently returned from a 4 week road trip to north western Queensland, and  Boodjamula (Lawn Hill) National Park was the highlight of this trip.  Their presentation will show the natural history of the areas they passed through on their journey, including Charleville, Muttaburra, Porcupine Gorge National Park (north of Hughenden), Richmond, Mt Isa, Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Karumba, and Undarra National Park (lava tubes).

Photo entries for the Clubs’ calendar will be displayed, and photos for the club’s 2021 calendar will be selected by attendees votes.  
Click here for more information about the calendar photo competition.

All wishing to attend the meeting should  register by 6pm Sunday 14th September preferably via email to meetings@qnc.org.au  or message to Secretary Judy Haines mobile 0402 236 359 
Covid-19 social distancing, hygiene and other requirements will be implemented.
Due to Covid requirements, no supper will be available, and no books or library items will be on display. 
Camp 3/10/2020
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5/10/2020
Minto Craigs Barney Hines

Unfortunately, THIS CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to COVID-19 containment measures that permit a maximum gathering of 10 people in the Scenic Rim Regional Council area where the camp was to be held.

The landholder is willing for a small number of people to camp that weekend. Contact details are available via excursion@qnc.org.au. The camping would be on a private basis and not a club activity.


Minto Craigs are a prominent rocky outcrop which is actually a rhyolitic ring dike south of Boonah in the Fassifern District. The highest point is Mt. Minto, 1,082 feet high which was originally called Coweemooraburra.  The varied vegetation communities include low woodland, shrubland and small areas of microphyll vineforest  at the base with the surrounding areas dominated by eucalypt open forest. The campsite is on a private property of 60acres and includes Mt. Minto as well as being adjacent to Crown Land which is also part of the Minto Crags ring dyke. The owners have been very careful in the preservation of the natural history features on their land.

The camp area has some slopes, is grassed amongst some small eucalypts and is suitable for tents, caravans and camper trailers. Nearby is a relocated hall which will be available for evening get-togethers. If the weather is suitable frogs may be calling from a near-by dam. Campers will need to be self-sufficient, including water. Toilets are on site. Day visitors are welcome and need to be on site by 8.30am for a 9.00am start. As a guide, travelling time from central Brisbane is about 2 hours. It is expected that the second day (4th) will be spent on or about the Craigs, but for those who choose to not climb the hills, there is plenty to see in the surrounding slopes.
Excursion 17/10/2020 Scotts Point
Redcliff
Dr. Ian Lawn and Myriam Preker Scotts Point is a rocky outcrop along the south-eastern shores of the Redcliffe Peninsula. Weather permitting, we will be exploring the platforms and tidal pools uncovered by the falling tide. 
What to bring:  Water, lunch and standard beach gear such as: sunblock; sunhat; sturdy footwear that can be used in water and also protects the ankles; reef-walking stick; and windbreaker, if it is a windy day.
 
How to get there:  Scotts Point is located in the suburb of Woody Point on the Redcliffe Peninsula, just north of Brisbane.  Whether you access this from the Bruce Highway (via Anzac Avenue), or from the Southern Cross Way (via exit 120A for the Deagon Deviation route), make your way to Oxley Avenue, then turn in to Kings Street and head towards the coast until you reach 2 Margate Parade.
 Assemble at the car park adjacent to Scotts Point Progress Park Brisbane UBD Ref: Map 91, R14 (the car park entrance is opposite 2 Margate Parade: turn right after you enter the car park to access the parking spaces adjacent to Scotts Point Beach).
Meeting 19/10/2020 CT White Lecture Dr Andrew Franks The CT White Lecture for 2020 will be given by Dr Andrew Franks. Andrew is an expert on bryophytes (moss and moss-like plants). Queensland is the most biologically diverse state in Australia, reflecting the diversity of climate and vegetation types across the state. Our understanding of the bryophyte flora of Queensland has been a long and sporadic process with many contributors. In this lecture, Andrew will talk about the history of Queensland bryology, including some of the key collectors and researchers that have contributed to our understanding of this often-overlooked group of land plants.

All wishing to attend the meeting should  register by 6pm Sunday 14th September preferably via email to meetings@qnc.org.au  or message to Secretary Judy Haines mobile 0402 236 359 
Covid-19 social distancing, hygiene and other requirements will be implemented.
Due to Covid requirements, no supper will be available, and no books or library items will be on display. 

Register for excursions at: excursion@qnc.org.au

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 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