May 192017

Walk and Talk with the Truffle Master Dr Jim Trappe

This event is part of the Woodfordia Treehuggers Weekend (24th-25th June) held in the Festival Hall Woodfordia, 87 Woodrow Rd.  We are honoured to have Dr. Jim (James) Trappe, a world-renowned truffle expert, drop in from the US.

You are invited to join Jim on a Woodfordia truffle hunt at 2 pm on Sunday 25th June. Bring a small hand-cultivator rake if you want to scratch for truffles. Jim has also offered to give us a presentation on truffles and their role in ecosystems, if you’d like to stay.

 If you would like to attend this event you will need to obtain a boom-gate code for entry, so please RSVP to: sandra[at]



May 192017
IndigiScapes:Indigi Day Out

Come along to our biggest event of the year to celebrate World Environment Day!
Enjoy native animal displays, market and environmental stalls, native plant sales, arts and craft, fun for the kids, live music including our headline act “The Troy Brady Band” in acknowledgment of National Reconciliation Week.

For more information go to the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre Website

May 192017
Open Day at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens.

This is part of a nation-wide event highlighting the work and value of botanic gardens communities – displaying, educating, protecting and researching – connecting plants and people in all possible ways. This year the Friends of MRBBG are sharing the event with community partners interested in native plants, wildlife, art and mycology (mushrooms and fungi).

Sunday with Friends – in the Botanic Gardens, Arts & Ecology Centre
Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha

Sunday 28 May, 8.30am to Lunch.

Organised by the Friends of the Gardens, the morning will include koala-spotting as well as guided walks, displays and free information on local plants and wildlife.

Learn fascinating facts about fungi, and find out why our Gardens are so special. There will be refreshments and light lunches available or bring a picnic and finish the day soaking in the tranquil diversity of our bushland gardens and walking trails.

For more information contact friendsofMRBBG[at]

May 192017

Foray Report: Cunningham’s Gap (27th May)

Members are asked to bring something of interest, for example specimens, a book, or to speak briefly about such things as an interesting web site or a favourite species, etc..