Dec 132019

Speaker: Tony Young – The Michael Howie Slides

Due to unforseen technical difficulties, Tony was unable to give this presentation at the December 2019 meeting. He will be back in February, even more eager to talk about and show us the works of this remarkable artist.

PLEASE NOTE the NEW TIME: 4.00-6.00 pm
Location: FM Bailey room, Queensland Herbarium, Mt Coot-tha.

Queensland Herbarium
Dec 132019

Applications have closed. All workshop positions have been filled.

Participants: All who wish to do collecting under the QMS Permit in 2020.
This includes current ‘Assistant Researchers’ (not compulsory, but useful revision), and any new members who want to join the team.

Date: 27th January, 2020
Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Venue: Albion Peace and Community Centre, 102 McDonald Road Windsor, Brisbane, QLD 4030.

The Centre is close to a railway station and also has plenty of parking on site.

Programme Outline:
9.30 – 9.45am Welcome, Housekeeping & Why collect (Fran)
9.45 – 10am What makes a good collection (including number of fruit bodies, photos, condition, variation etc.)
10 – 10.15am Equipment Check list
10.15 – 10.30am Morning tea (provided)
10.30 – 11.00am How to collect individual morphogroups.
11 – 11.15am What to note when collecting e.g.unique number, substrate, habitat, associated vegetation, type of rot, weather (Post-fire etc), odour.
11.15 – 12.30pm Describing the collection
12.30 – 12.45pm Lunch (bring your own)
12.45 – 1.00pm Making a spore print
1.00 – 1.20pm Drying and storing collections
1.20 – 2.50pm Different morphogroups – special interest / Adopt a species or group.
2.50 – 3.00pm Wrap up and clean up.

For information about this event please email: memsec[at]

Sep 132019

Still Going Strong!
Saturday, 9th November, 2019
11:30am – 7:30pm
Kandanga Community Reserve
(behind the Kandanga Hall)

Representatives of the QMS will once again be manning our stall at this exciting festival.

For more information, go to the Mary River Festival website at

Sep 132019

Once again, the QMS is proud to be a participant of the Rosewood Native Plant and Environment Day.

The fun starts at 9am on Saturday, 12 October at the Rosewood Showground – 1 Railway Street, Rosewood, Queensland.

Click HERE for more information. See you there!

Jul 142019

Date: Saturday 5th October, 2019

Place: The Studio, Dilkusha, Maleny.

Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

Theme: Up-skilling QMS members for speaking to Community groups about Fungi. A practical “Hands-on” Day of learning and practising communication skills, the information QMS wants shared, and the sort of information different groups want to learn; also resources and how to find them.

Rationale: QMS is receiving more and more requests for speakers for groups such as Land for Wildlife, Field Naturalists, Landcare, Organic Growers, Garden Clubs, Native Plants Queensland(SGAP), and Arborists Associations etc. There are currently only three or four people who regularly do these engagements. However, the opportunity is there for more Members to be involved in this important educational role of the Society. Many members have skills in teaching, science and communication, but just need confidence-building in Fungal knowledge.

Registration is essential as numbers are limited to 10 only due to the practical nature of the workshop.

To register for this event please contact Fran Guard: franguard[@]