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Type Date Description Person/Presenter Information
Camp 18/4/2014 Easter Camp - Apsey near Inglewood Harry Hines & Peter Haselgrove Apsey is a proposed national park. Aim is to collate information on conservation values.
See http://www.npaq.org.au/latest-news/test-news-item-1
Meeting 28/4/2014 CT White lecture Dr Robert Raven Six iconic spiders from Queensland, their biology and significance in a world arena.  NB: because of  Easter not the third Monday
Excursion 18/5/2014 Half day at Gold Creek Resevoir Dr Peter Woodall See April News
Meeting 19/5/2014 Native Bees Tim Heard Dr Tim Heard is a CSIRO entomologist and also a long term stingless bee keeper and promoter of native bees. Tim has developed new hive designs that allow for easy propagation and sustainable extraction of honey.  See: http:www.sugarbag.net
Camp 24/5/2014 Camp at Ballow View Nature Reserve. 2 nights Jesse Rowland Return trip for follow up observations. See May News. More information at:http://www.wildlifelandtrust.org.au/index.php/sanctuaries/queensland/330-ballow-view
Camp 7/6/2014 Bellthorpe - Queen's Birthday 7 to 9 June Mike Anderson see news
Meeting 16/6/2014 Ants and Altitude Dr Chris Burwell Summarising work on Australian east coast and China
Camp 5/7/2014 Mount Greville. Camping on adjacent property an option. Barney Hines see News
Meeting 21/7/2014 Lichens Jutta Godwin .
Excursion 24/7/2014 Joint outing to Botanic Gardens with SGAP Dr Dick Date and Barry Janhke Thursday see News for details
Excursion 13/8/2014 Clivden Ave Oxley. Carol Bristow Brisbane Showday. See News
Meeting 18/8/2014 Monsters,dung beetles .... Geoff Montief A string of little seperate stories about interesting insects - tales of the bizare.
Camp 1/9/2014 Annual long excursion. Part at Naree then Kilcowera Murray Watson 1st to 5th September at Bush Heritage's  Naree property then at a nearby property Kilcowera for 6th to 14th September. Attendance at Naree will be limited to 15 members.  See below for more information.
Meeting 15/9/2014 Members Night Various .
Meeting 20/10/2014 Madagascar Dr Peter & Mrs Leith Woodall .
Meeting 17/11/2014 Long Excursion Reports Club members Detailed reports from excursion to Naree

Long excursion: Planned for 1st to 5th September at Bush Heritage's  Naree property then at a nearby property Kilcowera for 6th to 14th September. Naree is about 130 km NW of Bourke. Attendance at Naree will be limited to 15 members.  Kilcowera is a commercial property with bunkhouse and camping accomodation  Click Here for details and prices.There have been good rains and it seems that drought will not be a problem.

Lord Howe Island: The club is considering a trip to Lord Howe in October/November 2015 or March. Members can express interest by emailing to Michael Ryan at: michael@straypatterns.net

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

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 Tat heological College. Convenient parking is available in adjacent streets. Milton railway station is directly opposite the building. There is a pedestrian underpass from the station.

 Excursions

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.