Meetings are held in the Brunswick Room, Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm on the first Thursday of each month except January unless otherwise specified. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the meetings start at 7:30 pm with any notices or other business. A short talk is followed by the main address. Questions are invited following both talks. Supper is provided after the meeting and a $2 donation is requested to assist with the cost of refreshments and hire of the venue.

How to get to the Brunswick Room:

  • By road / parking - The Brunswick Room is accessed using the Amity Street entrance to the complex via the walk-way from Merthyr Road. There are signs directing members to the entrance. Only limited parking is available on site but street parking is available in Merthyr Road and nearby streets including Bowen Tce and Watson Street. There aren't any Parking Control Areas but near the intersection of Merthyr Road with Brunswick Street, there are specified parking requirements.
  • Train / bus - Travel to Fortitude Valley station then walk 305m to Brunswick Street Stop 207 near McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley and take a Route 196 bus. There is a stop directly outside 52 Merthyr Road. After 6 p.m., buses come every 15 minutes. Please check the Translink journey planner for other options and timetables.
  • City Cat - There is a City Cat terminal at Sydney Street. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to 52 Merthyr Road from the terminal.

Meetings for 2019

6 June 2019

Short talk - Stacey McLean: How do birds use native vegetation re-plantings?. A frequent goal of native vegetation restoration is to create new habitat for native wildlife. However, few revegetation initiatives have post-planting monitoring. Such monitoring could provide valuable information, helping to make these revegetation efforts as successful as they can be. Monitoring is rare as it is often seen as being expensive and technically difficult. Stacey will talk about a bird survey of habitat replantings underway in Brisbane, sharing initial bird observations and dispelling some myths.

Long talk - Nikolas Haass: Real birds eat squid. In our main talk, Nikolas will introduce us to the pelagic specialties of the Australian East Coast. He will focus on the biology, occurrence and identification of tubenoses - the albatrosses, shearwaters, petrels and storm-petrels.

4 July 2019

1 August 2019

5 September 2019

3 October 2019

7 November 2019

5 December 2019 (AGM)

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