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Type Date Description Leader/Presenter Information
Meeting 17/02/2020 AGM
Presidents talk "Wildlife of East Diamond Island"
Sally Johnsen East Diamond Island, a coral cay south of Willis Island in the Coral Sea, does not get many visitors due to its isolation. When a group of us visited the island in November 2012, we were enthralled by the wildlife on this tiny cay in the middle of a vast ocean. This presentation will share the challenges faced when travelling to such a remote location and give a photographic overview of some of the wildlife that we saw.
Excursion 23/02/2020 Python Rock and Moran’s Falls, Green Mountains Section, Lamington National Park Barney Hines In the height of summer, it is always wise to head to the mountains for one’s natural history adventures.  This outing will involve a series of short walks that together make about a 10 km walk.
  Please meet at the main car park at Green Mountains.  From there we will walk the Centenary Trail which heads back parallel to the road to the head of both the Python Rock and Moran’s Falls track.  We will head to Python Rock first where we will enjoy morning tea, with the ambition of making it to Moran’s Falls for lunch
Meeting 16/03/2020 Biocrusts Wendy Williams Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) form a “living skin” at the soil surface in many low-productivity ecosystems around the world including water- and cold-limited environments, and early-successional seres . They may be composed of any configuration of soil surface-dwelling cyanobacteria, eukaryotic algae, lichens, mosses or liverworts, and support assemblages of decomposers and a faunal food web. These soil surface communities have global relevance, as it has been recently estimated that they cover about 12% of the terrestrial surface currently.
Excursion 20/3/2020
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22/3/2020
Cooloola BioBlitz Greg & Annie Neill

0437 144 736

We will be joining the Cooloola BioBlitz.
The BioBlitz is 48-hour period of biological surveying to expand upon existing records of plant and animal species within the Cooloola Coast region. Expert scientists and naturalists will lead groups into a diversity of habitats, including beach, bush, lake, estuary, sand blow, perched lake and fen, in the Great Sandy Biosphereand National Parks where all living things will be located and identified. No experience is required, we encourage all ages to attend.
Further information can be obtained from the website: Click Here
Camp 5/4/2020 QNC 2020 Long Excursion Barney Hines 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 How about Collecting in the clouds: Plant Hunters in Yunnan, China
Excursion 26/04/2020
Sandy Camp Wetlands, Wynnum  West  
Kathy Clark 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 tba
Meeting 18/05/2020 CT White Lecture
Bryophytes
Andrew Franks 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