Natural History Sketch Journey

Natural History Sketch Journey

Keeping a Natural History Sketch Journey to carry in the field – Workshop.
Saturday 18th of March, from 1pm till 3pm.

Reconnect with nature through sketching and writing with these simple methods for capturing the living beauty of each season. Be guided by local artist Robyn Graham to create a practical record of your nature travels and local area. Beginners to drawing welcome.

Presenter :Robyn Graham

Venue: Forest Heart Nursery, 20 Coral Street, Maleny

Cost: $30/person  – includes afternoon tea

Participants need to bring: A5 spiral bound sketch journal, graphite pencils (2H, HB, 2B), soft white eraser

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Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden

Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden

Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden – Workshop.
Saturday 4th of March, from 10am till 12pm.

Discover ways to increase the backyard biodiversity of your property with local native plant specialist Spencer Shaw. Explore the benefits of sharing space with wildlife.

Presenter :Spencer Shaw

Venue: Forest Heart Nursery, 20 Coral Street, Maleny

Cost: $15/person  – includes afternoon tea

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Life in a Pouch Presentation

Life in a Pouch Presentation

Life in a Pouch Presentation.
Saturday 25th of February, from 10am.

Early life of Australian Marsupials and Echidna.

This unusual little creature on the left is a newborn Tasmanian Devil. Like all marsupials the newborn young has only sufficient development of the body and internal organs to allow crawling to the mother’s pouch, attaching to a teat and to suckle milk. All subsequent life in a pouch ensures warmth, protection, transport and nourishment. The Echidna is an extraordinary animal and the journey from egg to pouch is fascinating.Join us as Les shares his amazing knowledge of these unique animals

Presenter : Dr. Les Hall

Venue: Forest Heart Nursery, 20 Coral Street, Maleny

Cost: $15/person  – includes morning tea

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Discover Eumundi

Discover Eumundi

Discover Eumundi – Heritage & Visitor Centre : Corner of Memorial Drive & Gridley Street (near the Post Office).

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm;  Saturday 10 am to 2 pm; and Sunday 10 am to 1 pm.

Free Entry – Displays of Eumundi History – History of the Eumundi Markets – Tourist Information

Wan’din’in – arts space – Old Police Cells and more …

The Eumundi and District Historical Association:

• comprises a management committee and members

• owns a not-for-profit company – Original Eumundi Markets Ltd

• is one of three member associations forming ECCO – Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd

• Has three main physical assets:

• Discover Eumundi – Heritage and Visitor Centre CLICK HERE

• The Eumundi School of Arts Hall (trustees of the hall) CLICK HERE

• Canecutters Building and market site in Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Local Geology Workshop

Local Geology Workshop

Venue: Forest Heart Nursery, 20 Coral Street, Maleny.

Date & Time: Friday 30th of September, from 12pm till 3pm.

Cost: $25/person  – includes morning tea.

Presenter : Warwick Willmott.

Contact Karen at education@brushturkey.com.au  for more information or for booking.

The Sunshine Coast has had a complex and often violet geological history, spanning more than 300 million years.  “Even in the last 800, 000 years, sea levels have fluctuated dramatically, resulting in major changes to the shoreline and coastal scenery. Those ancient events have determined the present rock formations, minerals, soils, topography, vegetation, and even our present use of land in the district”. (Rocks and Landscapes of the Sunshine Coast, Warwick Willmott).

Join us as Warwick shares his extensive geological knowledge of this amazing region and what lies under our feet.

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Warwick’s books will be available to purchase on the day.

About the presenter:  Warwick  is a geologist who worked with the Geological Survey of Queensland in a variety of fields. He likes to being geology to the public, and has written Rocks and Landscapes guidebooks, given talks and guided public excursions.

 

Discover Eumundi – Heritage & Visitor Centre

Discover Eumundi – Heritage & Visitor Centre

Discover Eumundi – Heritage & Visitor Centre : Corner of Memorial Drive & Gridley Street (near the Post Office).

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm;  Saturday 10 am to 2 pm; and Sunday 10 am to 1 pm.

Free Entry – Displays of Eumundi History – History of the Eumundi Markets – Tourist Information

Wan’din’in – arts space – Old Police Cells and more …

For more information check out the attached brochure (click to enlarge)

Discover Eumundi Brochure

 

Discover Eumundi – Heritage and Visitor Centre

Houses a significant collection of photographs, documents and artifacts from Eumundi and the surrounding District.

The Centre provides assistance with family history research as well as information to visitors to Eumundi

  • Built in 1911
  • Originally the town’s Methodist Church
  • Bought by EHA in the 1990s
  • Became the Eumundi Museum in 1996
  • Combined with the Eumundi Information Office to form Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre

Our new building – Wan’din’in

Wan’din’in – a Kabi Kabi name meaning gathering of people – is now open to community use via Expression of Interest Forms available on this website and from Discover Eumundi.

Formed in 1976 by a group of dedicated individuals interested in the Eumundi community and its history, the Eumundi and District Historical Association:

• Is active in matters relating to Eumundi’s history

• Supports a wide range of community initiatives through direct funding and other initiatives

• Plays a vital role in shaping the future of the Eumundi Township

• Is committed to working with the Eumundi and district community through the objects of its constitution

The Eumundi and District Historical Association:

• comprises a management committee and members

• owns a not-for-profit company – Original Eumundi Markets Ltd

• is one of three member associations forming ECCO – Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd

• Has three main physical assets:

• Discover Eumundi – Heritage and Visitor Centre CLICK HERE

• The Eumundi School of Arts Hall (trustees of the hall) CLICK HERE

• Canecutters Building and market site in Memorial Drive, Eumundi

For more information about Eumundi, go to the Discover Eumundi website HERE.

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Maleny Garden Club

Maleny Garden Club

Maleny Garden Club Inc :  Furthering the knowledge and enjoyment of gardening.

Club Goals : To foster and promote an active interest in all matters relating to gardening on the Range. To raise awareness in the Club and the Community of the local environment. To stage events that promote the beauty and diversity of the region.

Benefits of Club Membership

  • Friendship– social time before and after each meeting
  • Informative Meetings – held last Tuesday of each month
  • Guest Speakers – a different speaker at each meeting
  • Bus Trips – always enjoyable – usually a day trip
  • Library – a selection of useful books to borrow
  • Sip & Snip – an informative walk around a member’s garden
  • Show & Tell – a short talk by a member at each meeting
  • Social Events – relaxed way to mix with fellow gardeners
  • Fundraising – monies raised donated to local charities
  • Gardening on the Edge – our primary fund raising event with open gardens on the Queen’s Birthday weekend

 Click here to find out more about our Annual Event ie Gardening on the Edge

Meetings:  General Meetings are held monthly at 9.30 am on the last Tuesday of each month. Meetings usually include a guest presenter talking about all aspects of developing and enhancing a garden. The meeting venue is either in a member’s garden or at the Old Witta School Hall.  All members are welcome to attend and contribute to the development of the Club.

Sip & Snip:  Sip & Snip is held monthly at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. It is an opportunity to see other member’s gardens and to obtain cuttings for your own garden.

Garden Tours:  Escorted tours to gardens and garden related events are regularly organised where club members and friends can get together to enjoy the trip and meet others with similar interests.  See Diary Dates for details.

2016 Gardening on the Edge brochure:  (Click on image to increase size).

Maleny Garden Club Brochure re Gardening on the Edge

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Barung Landcare Association

Barung Landcare Association

Barung Landcare Association:  Barung Landcare is an established part of the social fabric of the vibrant Maleny community – working tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of the natural resources of the region for the future.

The dedication of Barung’s staff and volunteer Management Committees has led the group to:

  • Achieve extensive on-ground works on both public and private lands resulting in greater awareness of local flora and fauna, improved water quality and better environmental practices.
  • Establish a competitive, self-sustaining and educational local native plant nursery providing over 1.5 million local provenance native trees for the local area.
  • Instigate one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier tourism events – the Maleny Wood Expo, From Chainsaw to Fine Furniture™ running for the 16th year in 2012.
  • Achieve a high standard of environmental extension for local landholders gain community and regional volunteer support valued at well over
    $250 000 per year.

Join Barung:

BARUNG LANDCARE MEMBERSHIP BRINGS YOU

–  a range of discounts from our local business supporters
–  bi-monthly Barung Newsletters
–  plant discounts in the nursery
–  2 free trees annually
–  access to many local specialists
–  weed, plant identification & specialist advice
–  access to our information resources
–  links to a friendly & caring community
–  the opportunity to make a difference

– See more at: http://www.barunglandcare.org.au

Barung Landcare is working to develop ethical solutions for a sustainable future. We support regional and local community empowerment to conserve and enhance the rich diversity of natural resources of the Blackall Range and environs.

LAND FOR WILDLIFE

Land for Wildlife is a free, voluntary conservation program that supports participants in protecting, enhancing and rehabilitating native flora and fauna on their property.The Land for Wildlife program offers free land management advice, workshops, field days, regular newsletters and opportunities to meet other like-minded landholders.Benefits and assistance to Land for Wildlife participants include: free onsite land management advice tailored to your property property revisits and ongoing property-specific advice free workshops and field days access to technical advice and resources, including environment grants and other incentives opportunities to network with like-minded landholders free Land for Wildlife sign for registered properties acknowledging the commitment made to nature conservation. If you require more help, please contact your local Conservation Partnerships Officer on (07) 5475 7272.

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