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8pm, Wednesday 20 April 2022: APS Sutherland monthly meeting.
Fossicking in North Queensland.
Join us at our monthly meeting where we will have a fascinating talk about fossicking in North Queensland.
Allan and Merilyn House first went to far North-west Queensland in 2017. Their primary reason was to prospect for gemstones at Agate Creek about 7 hours drive inland from Cairns. Their first year included a visit to Undarra Lava Tubes and then up to Cape York. Flora and fauna of the region were sought after and photographed.
They went back to Agate Creek in 2018 and 2019. Allan went back in 2020 and 2021. Their talk will consist of a short intro on the gemstones found in the region and on tourist attractions such as Cobbold Gorge and Undarra Lava Tubes. The remainder of the talk will centre on the flora west of the Divide and north to Cape York. The talk will be complemented by their photography and a display of some of their gemstones from the region
We will also have our plant table, where you can bring cuttings for identification and see cuttings from other member's gardens. Phill Keane (AusPlants) and Dan Clarke, our conservation officer will talk about the plants, including helpful information on propagation and how to care for them in the garden.
Following the talks, we will have a raffle and supper.
Join us at 7:45pm for an 8pm start.
Free – Visitors welcome. Gymea Community Hall, 39 Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea.
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