EARTH AND SKY – JUNE MEMBERS WEEKEND

Binna Burra 18th and 19th June RSVP by the 26th May

Our June weekend is going to be hosted by our friends at Lamington Natural History at Binna Burra.

They have devised an exciting activity program with the theme of Earth and Sky.

This weekend will be an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the geology and astronomy of the area. 

Stephen Molan, the bursary recipient will provide an overview of his research, the study of Fleay’s Barred Frog Population. The main presentation and field excursion are on the topic of Volcanoes of the Border Ranges by experienced geologist Warwick Willmott. It will provide members of an understanding of the history of the Lamington landscape. Following the presentation we walk up to Mt Roberts for an overview of the region, have our BYO picnic lunch there and walk down the Caves Track for a closer look at the geology and its impact on the vegetation.

The social Saturday evening will start with drinks and nibbles at 4:00pm followed by dinner. This is a great opportunity to chat and get to know other members. Following dinner there will be an astronomy activity.  

Sunday morning starts with a free breakfast followed by a weed identification session followed by a weeding activity in the park. 

The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

DateStart TimeActivityLocation
Saturday9:30amProgram Sign In, Morning TeaPottery Shed Courtyard
 9:55amIntroduction, Welcome to Green Mountains Members & Housekeeping Pottery Shed
 10:00amBursary Winner Presentation – Stephen MolanPottery Shed
 10:30amVolcanoes of the Border Ranges – Warwick WillmottPottery Shed
 11:30amField Excursion looking at the Park’s Geology (including BYO lunch)Mt Roberts and the Caves Track
4:00pmDrinks and NibblesCoomera Terrace (weather permitting)
5:15pmDinnerPottery Shed
6:45pmThe Night SkyCoomera Terrace (or the Marque if wet weather)


							
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Welcome to the GMNHA website

The Green Mountains Section of Lamington National Park has a Queensland Parks and Wildlife Information Centre where GMNHA accredited volunteers are available to help you enjoy your visit on weekends and school holidays. Please call into the Centre the next time you are up on the mountain and chat about walks in the National Park with the volunteer on duty. We will advise you of walks to suit various interests, abilities, fitness and current conditions.

GMNHA holds members’ gatherings including Clean Up Australia Day, bush walks, lectures, working bees and social dinners throughout the year. A Newsletter is produced quarterly.

Before you come for a visit to Lamington National Park

If you are planning to bush walk privately, we strongly encourage you to avoid possible disappointment by checking the QPWS website before leaving home for Park alerts due to road hazards and track closure. Bush camping requires a permit (available online) but the camp sites are closed December to January due to fire risks.

Please contact the GMNHA if you are interested in becoming a member…

GMNHA Membership form and instructions are here.

Membership: Jennifer Parker – membershipatgmnhadotorg  (membershipatgmnhadotorg)  .au  (membershipatgmnhadotorgdotau)  

Secretary:Yvonne Parsons secretaryatgmnhadotorgdotau  (secretaryatgmnhadotorgdotau)    AH  0432 542 808

 

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