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
Excursion 17/10/2020 Scotts Point
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 18th October preferably via email to meetings@qnc.org.au, or message to Treasurer Mike Anderson mobile 0434148170.
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. 
Meeting 16/11/2020 General
Doug Smith Plant Collecting in China - Description of talk to be updated
Excursion 22/11/2020 Moggill Conservation
Helen Schwenke Details to be updated
Excursion 5/12/2020 Christmas
Peter Woodall College's Crossing. Early morning walk (7am) followed by breakfast and/or morning tea.  A Council meeting will also be held.
Excursion December
Bull Ant
Spur, Lamington Nat. Park
Greg Neill Details and date to be advised
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.