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Type Date Description Person/Presenter Information
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

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 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.

 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.