QNC Events


Type Date Description Leader/Presenter Information
Sale 7 & 8 September Mt Coot -tha Botanic Gardens QNC volunteers Plant sale by Native Plants Qld. Popular to rare plants for sale.
Meeting 16/9/2019 Members Night Peter & Leith Woodall Members will vote on the photos submitted for the club's 2020 calendar.  Peter & Leith will talk about the birds and bugs they encountered during their recent trip to China
Excursion 22/9/2019 Tinchi Tamba Peter & Leith Woodall Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve is on the southern edge of the North Pine River just before it flows into Moreton Bay. The picnic area at the start has toilets and shelters with tables and benches. Two graded tracks lead from this: the Island Circuit track is 1,850 m long; and branching off this is a track to a small bird hide (500 m). Depending on how fast we go, we will try to do both of these tracks.
There is a mixture of habitats from fringing mangroves, a small area of saltmarsh, and inland areas of eucalypt forest. This diversity of habitat leads to a good range of birds and insects.
If you want to have a preview of some of the plants, animals and fungi that have been found at Tinchi Tamba click here  Click on both the “Species” and “Observations” tabs.
 For a bird list, click here  there are 1,320 checklists recording 238 species.
Camp 5/10/2019 Queen's Birthday long weekend camp, Mount Clunie Cabins Greg & Annie Neill The property is on the southern slopes of Mt Clunie and borders the southern boundary of Mt Clunie National Park. There is a possibility of a full day’s walk on Sunday, mostly along an unused road reserve, and on Monday a half day walk along a rainforest track to the shoulder of Mt Clunie.
There is a very large grassed area that will be available for camping, vans and tents. Camp fees will apply (to be advised).
Phone 07 4666 5118 or email bookings@mountcluniecabins.net to make a booking
Meeting 21/10/2019 Roma St Parkland Lawrie Smith AM Do you remember the Roma Street Railway Goods Yards? Have you been to the Roma Street Parklands?  
If you have answered yes to both of these questions then you have probably wondered how such a transformation of this site could have taken place. Lawrie Smith was one of the people behind this huge project and he will be our presenter at this October meeting.
Lawrie is a well-known landscape architect who has designed many garden projects around Australia and overseas. A few examples are regional botanic gardens in Gladstone, Mackay and the Gold Coast, part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the recently opened Terra Australis Garden in the Canberra Arboretum.
In this presentation Lawrie will give us an overview of the planning involved for the development of this delightful Brisbane feature.
Excursion 26/10/2019 Roma St Parkland Lawrie Smith This excursion is to supplement the presentation by Lawrie Smith at the October General Meeting.
This will be a guided walk around parts of the Parklands by Lawrie and other guides of the Roma Street Parklands
Excursion 23/11/2019 Samford QUT
was Dr Pat Marks
Matt Phillips  and Barney Hines
This excursion was initially planned for February this year but was cancelled due to a gale warning. Hopefully we will have better luck this time around.
The Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF) is situated on a property that was bequeathed by Elizabeth 'Pat' Marks estate. Pat was a past president of the QNC and very active member. Long standing members may recall visiting Pat’s property in the early 1980’s for QNC breakups.
The outing will involve a walk around the property. This will be followed by a supper and hopefully some moth trapping and looking for other nocturnals.
Bring: A picnic meal, a BBQ may be available, subject to confirmation closer to the date. Please bring a torch
for the evening activities.
Lots of information is found on the SERF website, including articles from the QNC: http://www.serf.qut.edu.au/
The club’s last outing to the site occurred in 1993 and is described :here

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.


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