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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

Recent Events we have enjoyed:

World Environment day – NPSC and Birdlife Sunshine Coast at Maroochydore Rotary Park, Cotton Tree.
  A walk on the wild side with John Birbeck, Pioneer Park, Landsborough.
  The Living Backyard area at the Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour.
  NPQ Winter Gathering at the Sherwood Arboretum.

Upcoming Events :

Sunday August 11: – 9.00am for guided walk at Currimundi Conservation Park (Kathleen McArthur) with Rowena Thomas, Conservation Officer, Q.P.W.S. 
       Meet near entrance gate, end of Coongarra Esp., Currimundi.
       Byo morning tea.  Toilet in park.
       Enquiries: or 5429 6845.
           Sunday 25 August: NPQ Spring Gathering at The Barracks, QUT
                   Samford Ecological Research Facility.
September 7-8:  Spring Flower Show and Plant Market, Mt.Coot-tha. Wildflower Spectacle & Plants Market.
Sunday 15 September: – 9.00am for propagation workshop run by Karen Shaw, Brush Turkey Enterprises, 468 Reesville Road, Maleny.
      $5.00 p.p,  plenty of parking. All welcome.
      Enquiries: or 5429 6845.
September 21: Ipswich Branch plant sale, Rosewood Showgrounds.
September 29 to Oct 3: Anpsa Conference, Albany WA
          October 20:  – 8.45a.m. car pooling for a 9.00a.m. start.
Guided walk on a property off Stanley River Road, Wootha.
The property has Voluntary Conservation status ,is Land for Wildlife with Sunshine Coast Council and is a Koala Refuge registered with the State Government.  Enquiries: or 0417 733991
 Sunday 10 November: – 10.00am, presentation by Mike Donovan, author of  Snakes of the  Sunshine Coast. Reptiles and amphibians of our native gardens and bushland reserves.
                  Brush Turkey Enterprises, 468 Reesville Road, Maleny.
 Sunday 8th December: – 7.30am meet at car park Russell Family Park, Montville. Talk and walk with Eric and Diana through this re-vegetated park just behind the main street.
                   Coffee, cake/brunch at cafe afterwards for our end of year breakup.
                 Please RSVP for Cafe by 3rd December
     – or 5429 6845.
                   Enquiries: or 5429 6845.
Further details will be posted on this website closer to each of these events.