|Meeting||19/9/2016||What will a Koala recovery look like?||Douglas Kerlin||We all know that Koalas are in trouble. A decade ago, the Koala Coast and Pine Rivers in Southeast Queensland were two of the strongholds for Koalas, but these populations have been obliterated by habitat loss. A recent Queensland Government report concluded that, since 1996, Koala numbers have declined by 80% on the Koala Coast, and 54% in Pine Rivers. Similar declines are occurring across the Country. Let’s ask the question: What will a Koala Recovery look like?|
|Camp||29/9/2016||Bolivia Hill, Tenterfield||Neil Fordyce||A farm with camping amenities near Deepwater. Early start to the weekend (from Thursday) to take advantage of school holidays.
From 29/9 until 3/10.
|Excursion||9/10/2016||Enoggera Creek, The Gap||Stella Field and Helen Schwencke||The revegetation sites along the creek below the Enogerra reservoir provide an important corridor into the
suburbs. The extensive work that has been done by SOWN groups over the last 20+ years make for a great spot
to explore with lots of lovely little places and some remnant original vegetation
|Meeting||17/10/2016||Increasing the value of privately held land under conservation||Tanya Pritchard||The mission of QTFN is to acquire and increase the value of privately held land under conservation and to protect and enhance the unique biodiversity of Queensland for future generations. The Trust does vital work in protecting Queensland’s biodiversity through the use of their revolving fund as well as their research and education activities. With only 5.23% of Queensland protected by National Parks, private conservation and ownership of land is essential to help maintain the State’s biodiversity.|
|Meeting||21/11/2016||Kroombit Report||Harry Hines and others||In December Harry lead a camp at Kroombit Tops, the last visit by the club was in 1983. The group will report on their observations.|
|Excursion||3/12/2016||Karawatha, Scribbly Creek||tba||Christmas breakup and breakfast|
|Camp||11/3/2017||Lord Howe Island||Lynette Haselgrove||Similar to 2014 trip. Fully booked|
|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.