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 Person/Presenter Information
Meeting 15/2/2021 AGM and Presentation of the 2021 Queensland Natural History Award Andrew Baker Dr Andrew Baker, recipient of the 2020 QNHA, will speak about Threatened carnivorous marsupials of SE Qld.
Meeting 15/3/2021 Honey eaters in Brisbane Dr Richard Noske Dr Noske willspeak about the breeding seasons of eucalypts and honeyeaters in the Brisbane region.  
Excursion 20/3/2021 Goomburra, Main Range National Park Dr Chris Burwell and Rod Hobson Dr Chris Burwell and Rod Hobson of Toowoomba Field Naturalists Club will lead the excursion looking for Dragonflies and Damselflies.  Meet 9.30 am at Manna Gum camping area, Goomburra. Arrange your own booking permit to camp the Friday night; Chris and Rod will be camping. Bring binoculars, camera, lunch, sturdy shoes. NOTE: There may be no mobile phone reception in the NP.  When you register, put GOOMBURRA in the subject line.
Excursion 21/3/2021 Mt Mellum Ian and Chrissie McMaster This excursion will take place on the private property of Ian and Chrissie McMaster, which includes a 100ha Nature Refuge on the western side of Mt Mellum. Meet 8.30am at the house. From Brisbane CBD it will take about 1 hour 20 minutes to get ther.  Directions are in the QNC News No. 354, or will be provided upon registration. NOTE: Follow the written directions from the owners, not your GPS.  When you register, put MT MELLUM in the subject line, and include names and contact details for all people attending.  
Camp 1/4/2021 Easter long weekend camping Barney Hines Thursday to Tuesday. Location is yet to be decided; details will be added when available.  When you register, put EASTER CAMP in the subject line, and include names and contact details for all people attending.  
Excursion 21/4/2021 JC Trotter Memorial Park, Cherbon Street, Burbank TBA Drive aprox. 700m along Cherbon St to the entrance on the left, then park along the road.  Bring morning tea and lunch. When you register put JC TROTTER PARK in the subject line, and include names and contact details for all people attending.  NOTE: There are no toilets; the nearest are at the Caltex petrol station.
Camp 30/4/2021 Camp - location to be Advised Barney Hines Location is yet to be decided; details will be added when available.  When you register, put MAY LONG WEEKEND CAMP in the subject line, and include names and contact details for all people attending.  
Excursion 14/5/2021 Cooloola BioBlitz Barney Hines If you are interested in coordinating or participating in this event, please email excursion@qnc.org.au, put BIOBLITZ in the subject line, and put details of what involvement you are interested in. The blitz will be held over 3 days Friday to Sunday inclusive.

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.

 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.