Gatherings & Events

These are a few highlights of upcoming events, for a complete list of all meetings and activities, please check our calendar.

Sunday 25 August 2019

Spring Gathering at QUT Samford Ecological Research Facility

All Native Plants Queensland members and friends are invited to our Spring Gathering at The Barracks, QUT Samford Ecological Research Facility, which will be hosted by Samford Branch on Sunday 25 August from 9.00am.

This gathering is a little earlier in the year than usual because there are so many events in September!

Venue
The Barracks, QUT Samford Ecological Research Facility, 148 Camp Mountain Road, Camp Mountain QLD 4520 (UBD p. 106, L18).

Website
http://www.serf.qut.edu.au

Directions From Brisbane
Follow Samford Road from Ferny Grove station for 7 km almost to Samford village, but about 100 metres before the roundabout turn left into Camp Mountain Road (ignore the much earlier turn at the top of the range). Drive 1.4 km then turn right in to the QUT-signed property (just before the junction with Upper Camp Mountain Road). Follow the signs to the carpark and the Barracks. After the first 50 metres of bitumen, the road becomes unsealed, but is suitable for cars. Please drive slowly once you enter the property.

From Samford (if you are approaching from Mount Glorious or Mount Samson Roads)
Take the Samford Road exit from the roundabout (towards Brisbane), turn right in about 100 metres onto Camp Mountain Road and follow the directions above.

Warning: if using a GPS, you may be directed to the ‘old’ entrance to the property, which is located on Upper Camp Mountain Road. Ignore this: you are looking for the driveway entrance that is on Camp Mountain Road.

Program


9.00am: BYO morning tea (tea and coffee supplied)

9.30am: Welcome (Samford Branch and Region)

9.40am: Talks and presentations about the research and vegetation on QUT SERF in Camp Mountain by Marcus Yates, Site Technician and Dr David Tucker, Forest Ecologist from the Institute for Future Environments and the QUT Ecoacoustics Research Group

11.00am: Guided bushwalk around tracks with QUT staff. There is a small amount of gallery rainforest accessible, but most of the tracks are in open eucalypt forest. The gradients are flat to moderate (no steep hills)

12.30pm: Lunch—please bring food to share

1.30pm to 2.30pm: Visit to Samford Eco-Corridor (the rainforest plantings are now five years old, with the new eucalypt woodland just 15 months). This site is on Mount Samson Road 1 km north of Samford village behind the Tennis and Bowls Clubs. Look for the green Samford Parklands signs. BYO afternoon tea if required (no facilities on site, but we do have access to toilets).

29 September to 4 October 2019

Australain Native Plants Society Biennial Conference
Blooming Diversity in Albany, Western Australia

Join us in the historic City of Albany, Western Australia, to celebrate and explore the unique flora of the South West region. The 2019 ANPSA Conference, Blooming Biodiversity, is hosted by the Wildflower Society of Western Australia.

Blooming Biodiversity features tours to and from the City of Albany, presentations and discussions by botanical experts, full-day wildflower and nature excursions, a conference dinner and the opportunity to meet and connect with fellow wildflower experts and enthusiasts from all around Australia.

Check out the website for more information and registration: https://www.bloomingbiodiversity.com.au/

Native Plants Queensland arranges a wide variety of events, outings and activities throughout the year.


Quarterly gatherings, hosted on a rotating basis by various branches, are intended to bring together members from multiple areas to share news, native plant information and social time. We also hold a biennial conference, known as our Yabba, in different parts of the state. The emphasis of this conference is learning about the flora and habitats of the host region.

Each of our 20 local branches generally holds a monthly meeting in addition to other excursions and activities.
Don't miss our Native Plant Markets and for a complete list of all meetings and events, please check our Calendar.
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