01/03/2009: Palm Grove National Park


Date: Sunday, 1st March 2009
Location: Palm Grove National Park, Palm Grove Avenue, Eagle Heights, Mt. Tamborine.
Leader: Ruth Thomson

Focus: A general survey of the area.
Mt Tamborine NP is the most northerly remnant of the Mt Warning volcanic lava flow. Palm Grove NP is one of its 13 sections and contains both a rainforest area with many piccabeen palms as well as a dry sclerophyll area with a grassy understory. Hopefully, this will provide a range of fungi.
It is proposed to walk straight to the dry sclerophyll area (about 2km) and work back from there through the rainforest area.

Number Limit: No limit
Access Road: Sealed
Meeting Place: Palm Grove Avenue picnic area car park.
Meeting Time: 8.30 am
Drive Time from central Brisbane: 1 hour 30 min
Time in Field: 4 hours
Land Classification: National Park
Track standard: Class 3 and Class 4 (steps) (see over)
Additional safety issues: If there has been much rain, parts of the track might be muddy and slippery.
Bring: Drink & refreshment to have along the track. Lunch on return an option.

Other notes: There are no toilet facilities, water or rubbish bins at the park entrance, though there are a couple of tables. The nearest toilets are 1 km away in Staffsmith Park, cnr Central & Stradbroke Avenues.
QMS Executive comment & approval date: 10th February, 2009
Debriefing date, time & place: To be advised.

Nominating and attending indicates acknowledgement of safety briefing (see above ‘Track standard’ & ‘Additional Safety Issues’ and overleaf ‘Safety in Parks and Forests’) and agreement to allow QMS to use your images and collected data for non-profit purposes.
If you nominate then are unable to attend please notify the Leader ASAP.