|Excursion||8/4/2017||Cleveland intertidal habitats||Myriam Preker||G.J. Walter Park, Cleveland. 12:30 pm We will explore the diverse intertidal habitats of the muddy-sand flat and small mangrove area extending out from the park. The area is also an important roosting site for migratory shorebirds.|
|Meeting||10/4/2017||Cape Hillsborough Report||Myriam Preker and others||NB date change for Easter.
Members will report on the 2016 Long Excursion. The meeting will be chaired by Myriam Preker and will
consist of short presentations. A general overview of the region’s rainforest, eucalypt forest, mangrove
community, beaches and rocky headlands will be provided, as well as detailed reports on the geology, birds,
vegetation and the intertidal organisms of the beach and rocky headlands
|Camp||14/4/2017||Easter Camp at Loadstone, via Lions Road, NSW
||Barney Hines|| access to campsite requires high clearance vehicles. The outing will include walks into the National Park visiting both riparian rainforest communities and more
elevated communities of wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest.
|Camp||29/4/2017||Yandilla near Kilcoy||Barney Hines||A return to Yandilla. Facilities include flushing toilets and cold, possibly hot (under construction) showers. We will have our own dedicated area to camp. Fees $54 family $32 single per night.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org sSee: http://www.yandillacampingandfarmstay.com.au/
|Meeting||15/5/2017||CT White Lecture What do we still not know? The “marine unknowns”, and why they matter.||Dr John Hooper||Australia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, together containing 70% of the world’s species, yet only around 150 thousand species have been described so far for all Australian territories and marine Exclusive Economic Zone, with an estimated 700 thousand to 1 million species predicted to live in our forests and seas. Of these known species only 34 thousand are marine, yet we lay claim to one of the world’s largest seabed areas of 13.9 million square km, illustrating how little we still know.|
|Camp||24/6/2017||Noonbah SW Longreach and Edgbaston Reserve||Peter & Lynette Haselgrove||Five days around Noonbah see:https://www.facebook.com/Noonbah-Station-261800947197668/
At Bush Heritage's Edgbaston Reserve we will assist in monitoring and surveying. See:http://blog.bushheritage.org.au/blog/location/edgbaston
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
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
Where: The Lecture Hall of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, 237 Milton Road, Milton
This is near the corner with Baroona Road and close to the Castlemaine Perkins (XXXX) Brewery. The main entrance is on Milton Road, at the end of the ramp adjacent to the Theological College. Convenient parking is available in adjacent streets. Parking is available in the college grounds a contribution of $3 is expected.
Milton railway station is directly opposite the building. There is a pedestrian underpass from the station.
The Club arranges at 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.