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Native Plants Sunshine Coast Meetings, Excursions and Local Events

What we did last year:

We started our 2018 NPSC year with a display for three days at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, in the new Rainforest Discovery Centre. This was the first time we have worked with the Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) at this venue. Our topic was – Creating a Bird Friendly Garden – to fit in with the Mary Cairncross theme of Birds of a feather.  Many NPSC members worked through the Christmas holidays producing a new brochure – Native Plants for Native Birds – as a focus for the display. 

Other notable events we presented or participated in during the year were:

A propagation session at Mt. Mellum for myrtle rust threatened plants and other rare species, including a talk on the parameters of the myrtle rust project.
Native Bee Workshop by Native Bee Rescue Group at the Maroochy Botanic Gardens.
Creating habitat morning at Mary Cairncross.Refer to brochure.
Tree ID Stroll around the streets of Flaxton (March). A Plant List and a Bird List were  provided for the area visited.
Walk through the Mooloolah River National Park (April) -see  Botanical List for the area.  For information about the campaign to save the old growth forest refer to – Save the Steve Irwin Way Forest
Guided walk in the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli (June).  The Sunshine Coast Council has produced a brochure for visitors to the Sanctuary

And——- Our 10th anniversary celebrations, Maleny.

What is happening in 2019:

The first event of our 2019 year was the Annual General Meeting. This was held at the property of Kerrie and Richard Lonn at Bald Knob which has  a magnificent view of the Glasshouse Mountains. An inspection of their recent plantings was undertaken before the meeting. Office Bearers elected for the year are:

President:      Spencer Shaw

Secretary:     Anne Windsor

Treasurer:     Joan Abercrombie

together with those continuing in their present roles:

Events Manager:          Marie Livingstone

Newsletter Editor:      Wendy Johnston

Webmaster:                  John Dillon

Upcoming Events :

Sunday June 2:  World Environment day – NPSC and Birdlife Sunshine Coast at Maroochydore Rotary Park, Cotton Tree.
See us in tent 4. Full details on
  Sunday June 9:  A walk on the wild side with John Birbeck.
9.30 am at Pioneer Park, Landsborough to car pool to the Forestry Rd area.
Friday – Sunday July 12 – 14: Come and visit us in the Living Backyard area at the Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour.
Saturday June 29: NPQ Winter Gathering at the Sherwood Arboretum, Jolimont St, Sherwood. 9.30 start until after lunch.
Sunday August 11: Rowena Thomas will lead a walk looking at sedges and associated plants. Toilets in park. BYO morning tea.

Saturday August 17:  Natives Naturally at the Maroochy Botanic Gardens.

September 7-8:  Spring Flower Show and Plant Market, Mt.Coot-tha. Wildflower Spectacle & Plants Market.
Sunday 15 September: Propagation workshop by Karen Shaw at Brush Turkey.
September 21: Ipswich Branch plant sale, Rosewood Showgrounds.
September 29 to Oct 3: Anpsa Conference, Albany WA
Sunday 25 August: NPQ Spring Gathering at The Barracks, QUT Samford Ecological Research Facility.
148 Camp Mountain Road, Camp Mountain. 9:00am  start until 2:30pm.
Further details will be posted on this website closer to each of these events.