QNC Events

Please note that QNC excursions and meetings will be subject to special rules during the Covid19 pandemic click here and attendees must register by email (see below)

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

Type Date Description Leader/Presenter Information



General Meeting

Doug Smith

Plant Hunters of Yunnan, China. Club member, Doug Smith, will introduce QNC members to the Chinese province of Yunnan and its rich biodiversity, focussing on the Three Parallel Rivers region and two plant hunters who collected there in the early 20th century.



Moggill Regional Park - Insect outing

Helen Schwencke

Meet 2.45pm in parking area near end of Wirrabara Rd, Mt Crosby (-27.529183, 152.849798).  Moggill Regional Park information, including Wirrabara Loop, https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/moggill/about.html. . Diverse ground cover and different ecosystems give potential for much insect-host plant action. The area  we’ll be exploring drains into Kholo Creek, near the Brisbane River. There are no facilities in the area of this walk. The well established track may be hilly in some places. Sturdy shoes are recommended.



Christmas break-up outing at Colleges Crossing, Churwar

Peter and Leith Woodall

An early morning walk (7.30am) along the Brisbane River, or a later Breakfast (9am) over-looking the river and lagoon. Look for the QNC signs near the western end of Bobby Auld Drive for the picnic shelter where we will gather. There are BBQs and toilets, and a cafe should be open. A good variety of water and woodland birds, insects and plants should be seen. Directions: Turn off Mt Crosby Road, Chuwah at #408-492, just south of the bridge over the Brisbane River (UBD 194:F10, -27.5574, 152.8023). Bring breakfast, sunscreen and insect repellant. At 10am there will be the final QNC Council meeting for the year.



Day Walk - Lamington NP - O'Reillys Green Mtns

Greg Neill

Subject to weather and track conditions we will walk off-track down the footpad along Bullant Spur ridge to Blue Pool (about 1.8km length and descent of 400 m) and return uphill along the formed track to O'Reilly's (400 m over 5km). Meet 8am at the O'Reilly's carpark and load into a minimum number of cars. After the walk we will drive back to where we left the cars. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen and insect repellant; wear sturdy shoes. Please leave your email address and mobile number when you register so you can be advised of any changes due to inclement weather. An alternate walk may occur if the above track is slippery.

Meeting 15/02/2021 Annual General Meeting and
Sally Johnsen AGM and election of officers for 2021.
Presidential Address - details to be advised
Excursion February
Chris Burwell Details and date to be advised

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


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.