Fern Study Group

Adiantum hispidulum


Information on upcoming Study Group activities will be posted here from time to time. Please check back regularly to see if any activities are planned for your area. Full details of the locations and contact details will be found in recent newsletters.

South-east Queensland:

Meetings and excursions start at 9:30 am on the first Sunday of the month unless otherwise advised.

  • Sunday 7th October 2018. Thylogale Track, Brisbane Forest Park, meeting at the car park below Jollys Lookout access road at 9:30 am. Yet to be decided whether we will travel out for a random distance and return back to starting point, or walk through to Boombana National Park car park. Latter will require a car shuffle.
  • Sunday 4th November 2018. Jowarra (Raintree) section of Glasshouse Mtns Natl Park beginning at usual time of 9:30 am. Accessed via Bruce Highway for southerners, this park sits at the junction of the Landsborough Road (Steve Irwin Way), the Bruce Highway and the Caloundra road. Go towards Landsborough, and turn right into the park at lights a few hundred metres from the Bruce Highway.
  • Sunday 2nd December 2018. Christmas party at Rod Pattison's residence, Rochedale starting at usual time of 9:30 am. We will have our usual round-robin plant raffle and reconnect with Rod's ferns.

Sydney and surrounds, NSW:

Meetings and excursions start at about 10:30 am on the third Saturday of the month unless otherwise advised.

  • Saturday 18th August 2018. Meet from about 10.30-11 am at The Cathedral of Ferns, Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains. We plan to do both an easy walk and a harder walk for those wanting to do it. Both walks are planned to start at the Happy Valley walking trail. Please register your intent for either walk with Peter Hind.
  • Saturday 15th September 2018. Meet from about 10.30-11 am at the home of Dorothy and Kyrill Taylor, Yagoona. Bring lunch etc. We plan to study Australian Marattia (in the broad sense) species.
  • Saturday 20th October 2018. Meet from about 10.30-11 am at the home of Liz and John Aitken, Bonnet Bay.
  • Saturday 17th November 2018. Meet at Margaret and Peter Olde's country residence at Oakdale at 11 am.
  • Saturday 16th February 2019. Meet from about 10.30 am for 11 am start at the home of Peter and Margaret Hind, Mt Druitt.

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