May 302014
The Role of Fungi in Rainforest Regeneration (Working with Fungi in restoring Habitat).

When: 6 June, 2014, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Where: The Conference Room, Byron Shire Council Admin. Building, Station Street, Mullumbimby, NSW.

Powerpoint slideshow for about 45 minutes with questions.
Afternoon tea – provided
Hands-on trying to identify specimens into their morpho-groups or families, using the key to Fungi Forms in Australia Subtropical Fungi (Copies also available for purchasing).

A sample of a fungus with, if possible, a bit of its substrate (what it appears to be growing from). This will be for the second part of the workshop where we will be attempting to identify the fungi. Also bring a hand lens, if you have one. There may be some hand lenses for sale at the workshop.

The Workshop is almost full, but there may be a few places left for southern members of the QMS.

Please let Rita de Heer know by email if you would like to attend and include your phone/mobile contact number.

rdeheer1 [at]

May 142014

Foray Reports and an informal meeting where members are asked to bring something of interest, for example a book, or to speak briefly about such things as an interesting web site or a favourite species, etc..

May 132014

Sunday 1st June, from 9.30 am to 12.00 midday.

You are invited to an entertaining and informative morning in the bushland, overlooking the Brisbane River, at Westlake/Riverhills.

  • Watch the Geckoes Wildlife Presentation which features live Australian wildlife to look at, touch and learn about. Children love them. Bring your own chair or mat.
  • Enjoy a riverside Walk along the Coucal Trail, guided or on your own.
  • Fossick for Fungi with Megan on a Fungi Walk.
  • Find out about your local Bushcare and Environmental Groups.
  • Join us in a delicious morning tea.

All of this will be free, being funded by the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund.

Nature Morning beside the Brisbane River will be hosted by Centenary and District Environment Action Inc. (CDEA), Wolston and Centenary Catchments Inc. (WaCC) and Brisbane City Council’s Habitat Brisbane.

It will be held in the Bushland Reserve, next to the Big Fig on the corner of Tennent Street and Westlake Drive, off Horizon Drive, Westlake.

For more information please check the CDEA web site, WaCC web site, WaCC Facebook page or contact Shealagh Walker on 3376 1287.