QNC Events

Please note that QNC outings and general meetings will be cancelled until government policy permits normal activity

Type Date Description Leader/Presenter Information
Camp 5/4/2020 QNC 2020 Long Excursion Barney Hines Excursion cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic
Lonesome section of Expedition National Park
We will explore the sandstone country and Dawson River in the Acadia Valley via Injune, including Lonesome Holdings and Lonesome National Park, Bielba National Park (4WD access only), and Lake Nuga Nuga
For details click here
Meeting 20/4/2020 Plants of China Doug Smith Meeting postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic
How about Collecting in the clouds: Plant Hunters in Yunnan, China
Excursion 26/04/2020
Sandy Camp Wetlands, Wynnum  West  
Kathy Clark Excursion postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic
Meet at the car park on Sandy Camp Rd (opposite Iona College sports field). No facilities here so  we will drive to Wynnum foreshore for morning tea.  UBD 142 Q16
This is a 3 hour circuit so please carry water and a snack as well as insect repellent.
Camp 2/5/2020 Duraki State Forest Harry Hines Excursion postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic
This year’s May Day weekend camp will be to Durikai State Forest, about 40km west of Warwick (~2.5-3hrs drive from Brisbane).
The vegetation communities include box-ironbark woodlands that support several rare or threatened species such as squatter pigeon, turquoise parrot, black-chinned and regent honeyeaters, diamond firetail, border thick-tail gecko, little pied bat,
Macrozamia conferta and the endemic eucalypt Durikai mallee Eucalyptus infera.
The state forest is rich in nectivorous birds (24 species of Meliphagidae, 4 species of lorikeets, swift parrot). The club held a long excursion to the area in Aug 2007. Recently, the area has been subjected to extreme drought with considerable tree and shrub death. However, good rains have fallen there in early 2020. The excursion provides an opportunity to examine the effects of the drought and the post-rains
recovery.
Meeting 18/05/2020 CT White Lecture
Bryophytes
Andrew Franks Meeting postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic
Bryophytes
are small, non-vascular plants, such as mosses, liverworts and hornworts. They play a vital role in regulating ecosystems because they provide an important buffer system for other plants, which live alongside and benefit from the water and nutrients that bryophytes collect.

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