NPSC is starting the new year with a display at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. This is the first time we have worked with the Sunshine Coast Council at this venue.
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 Jan from 9.00 to 4.30.
Upstairs in the internal viewing area of the new Rainforest Discovery Centre.
Topic: Creating a Bird Friendly Garden to fit in with the Mary Cairncross theme of Birds of a feather. Many thanks to all the NPSC Members who have worked across the Christmas holidays producing a new brochure – Native Plants for Native Birds and to those who have volunteered to work setting up, pulling down and manning the display.
Sunday, February 11: 8.30 am at Russell Family Park, Montville.
Walk led by Eric Anderson and Diana O’Connor showcasing the revitalization of this beautiful park. Enter the car park at the Information Centre.
Saturday, March 10: 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, at Maroochy Gardens.
Native Bee Workshop presented by the Sunshine Coast Council (SCC). Cost approx. $15 pp including morning tea. Bookings via SCC website. NPSC will provide a speaker and a small display.
Sunday, March 11: 9.30 am, at 16 Cycad Place, Flaxton.
Annual General Meeting followed by morning tea and garden exploration.
Sunday, April 15: 9.30 am, at 520 Mt. Mellum Rd Mt. Mellum
Propagation session on myrtle rust threatened plants. Detailed directions will be sent closer to the event. BYO morning tea, water bottle.
10.30 am Talk by John Birbeck on the parameters of the project followed by 11.00 start on propagating. Help from expert propagators will be available.
Regional and National Events
Sunday, April 8: 9:00 am, at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, 191 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island.
NPQ gathering and AGM. Details will be in the next NPQ Journal.
Saturday, May 26: Birds, Community Conservation, Maroochy Botanic Gardens.
Conference organised by John Birbeck, Birdlife Australia, Sunshine Coast ( details to be advised).
Sunday, June 10: 8:30 am, Great Walk below Baroon Pocket.
Walk of the first section led by Marc Russell. Details to be provided.
Further Calendar items will be posted when available.
Excursions and Local Events Enjoyed in Recent Years
Eric Anderson lead a Tree ID Stroll around the streets of Flaxton (March). A Plant Listand a Bird List were provided for the area visited
Walk through the Mooloolah River National Park with Stella Wiggins (April). A BotanicalList for the area from a survey by Ann Moran is most interesting. For information about the campaign to save the old growth forest refer to – Save the Steve Irwin Way Forest http://iconicforest.wixsite.com/sunshinecoast
Walk Amongst the Banksias starting at Matthew Flinders Park lead by John Birbeck (May). A joint outing with the Wallum Study Group
Guided walk in the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli (June). The Sunshine Coast Council has produced abrochure for visitors to the Sanctuary
Walk in the Bobbie Sattler Reserve, Bell’s Creek, with Conor Jenkins from Sunshine Coast Council and members of the Wallum Study group.
Native Plants Sunshine Coast 10th anniversary celebration at The Orangery at Cairncross Cnr, Maleny.
Regional Gathering of Native Plants Queensland at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens
Walk Amongst the Foreshore Plants – Dicky Beach to Currimundi
Garden exploration and a talk on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species
Ecological walk in the Jowarra Section of Mooloolah National Park
Spot the wildflowers walk along Forestry Rd, Landsborough
Regional and National Events in Recent Years
Noosa Wallum Festival, Sunshine Beach.
Regional Gathering of Native Plants Queensland at Maroochy Regional Botanic Gardens
Native Plants Queensland’s Native Flower Show and Plants Market at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Rosewood Festival, Ipswich
Samford Valley Garden and Lifestyle Expo
Helidon Hills plant spotting
Australian Native Plant Society ( Australia ) Inc. Conference, Canberra