What’s On


Saturday – 3rd February 2018

Tree planting in Rankins paddock at Binna Burra section Lamington National Park.

Starting time is 0800 hrs, however Rangers will be setting up from 0700 hrs should anyone wish to get there early and assist.

Park cars at information centre carpark or on edge of Binna Burra Road and walk down to Rankins paddock. QPWS will have someone to meet and direct people from entry to Rankins paddock off Binna Burra Road.

Aim to plant 300 trees by lunch time, have a short break for lunch and then complete watering and mulching before end of day at somewhere between 2pm and 3pm at the latest.

QPWS to supply the following;

  • 4 x rangers for set up and co-ordination planting;
  • Plants, fertiliser, water crystals, mulch, tree guards & stakes;
  • Planting equipment (shovels, mattocks, crow bars, mallet hammers, mulch forks and buckets);
  • Fire Unit, 2 x 200 litre drums and dozen buckets for watering in plants; and
  • Hot water on site for morning tea and lunch time with tea/coffee supplied.

Volunteers to bring the following;

  • Protective clothing (long sleeved shirt and trousers);
  • Hat and sunscreen;
  • Insect repellent (ticks are a real issue);
  • Drinking water & cup/mug;
  • Morning tea and lunch; and
  • Plenty of enthusiasm. 

Volunteers need only come for as long as they can and there will be jobs for people of all ages and physical abilities.


Lamington Natural History Association Inc. MEMBERS’ WEEKENDS 2018 

Friday – 9th March 2018 – 8 pm

Diana Leemon speaking at Binna Burra Lodge library on ‘“Why are Fungi so Fantastic?”

Saturday – 10th March 2018 – LNHA inc. AGM – 1:30 pm in Grooms Cottage, Binna Burra

Nomination and Proxy Form are available from the LNHA newsletter.

Saturday – 10th March 2018 – 7 pm

Diana Leemon speaking at Groom’s Cottage on ‘“Fungi, the threads that help bind the Binna Burra ecosystem”

About Dr Diana Leemon

Diana is a Principal Scientist (Mycology) in Agri-Science Qld within the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Diana completed undergraduate studies at the Queensland University (UQ) majoring in botany and mycology a number of years ago when you could actually study whole units devoted to mycology/fungi at an Australian University. After graduating she ran the mycology and plant pathology teaching laboratory in the UQ Botany department before moving into fungal wood decay research. Then after a number of years spent teaching science, biology and maths and raising two small boys Diana returned to research in the Department of Primary Industries (now Agriculture and Fisheries).

She has spent the last 18 years researching the use of fungi as biocontrol agents for agricultural pests. Her doctoral studies investigated how fungi invade and kill insects. Diana has also served on the executive of the Australasian Mycological Society as both councillor, Vice–President and President. She is currently Vice-President of the Qld Mycological Society. Diana has a passion for the Kingdom of fungi and the amazing way these little understood organisms affect our lives both positively and negatively. She would like to share some of her wonder of fungi through two presentations.

First, an overview of the kingdom fungi: what they are, why they are unique, how they impact on our lives and why they are essential for healthy ecosystems and what we can do with them.

A second presentation will then focus on the roles of fungi in forest ecosystems such as Binna Burra and discuss some of the fungi that you could expect to see on a forest circuit walk.

Friday – 1st June 2018

Prof Darryl Jones speaking at Binna Burra Lodge on ‘What happens when we feed wild birds?’

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Prof Darryl Jones speaking at Groom’s Cottage on ‘An unreliable history and fanciful future of wild bird feeding’

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th September 2018

LNHA Members’ Weekend.  Guest speaker to be determined

Friday 30th November – Sunday 2nd December 2018

Suzanne Noakes speaking on ‘My friend, the last head-hunter of PNG’

PLEASE NOTE FOR MEMBERS’ WEEKENDS:  Accommodation: Bunkhouse (behind Groom’s Cottage) $8.00 per person per night. BYO sleeping bag, pillow, etc. Food: Self-catering Nominations required, for accommodation.