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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 March 10:  9.00 am  Maroochy Botanic Gardens, Tanawha.  What’s new from the scientists and citizen scientists, with Ian McMaster, Hilary Pearl, Ryan Nevis and Garry Thomas.   March 10 program
Sunday April 14:  a walk in Triunia National Park led by Jacqueline Nolen, Sunshine Coast Council. 
Sunday May 12: Kenneth McClymont, Sunshine Coast Council will lead a walk at Ewen Maddock dam.
Sunday June 9:  A walk on the wild side with John Birbeck.
Details will be posted on this website closer to each of these events.
Friday – Sunday July 12 – 14: Come and visit us in the Living Backyard area at the Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour.