Upcoming Events

 Events and Meeting Dates – 2023


Saturday 15 April, Annual General Meeting. Mitchelton Library meeting room. Commencing at 10.00am SHARP. 

Our guest speaker will be Jessa Thurman, author of the amazing publication “Australia’s Incredible Insects”.  Jessa will be sharing with us what inspired her to write her book and some of the insects she has included.  Jessa is an inspiring speaker and has recently completed her PhD thesis.  She is willing to sign copies of her book that members have previously purchased and will have copies for sale.


Please enter via the automatic door on the right of the main entry. 

RSVP Thursday 13 April to: moc.liamg@ciobyraterces.  

Saturday 13 May, General Meeting

Time: 10.00am

Venue: THECA Hut, 47 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill

Guest Speaker: Dr Justin Cappadonna

 Justin Cappadonna, an entomologist who works in the area of understanding insect movement which can be incredibly valuable for conservation, and help reduce insecticide use.  Some examples include his PhD on plant bug movement, and his current work with armyworms, other small moths, and fruit flies.

 Morning tea will be available

 RSVP: moc.liamg@ciobyraterces, before Thursday 11 May.

Saturday 12 August, General Meeting

Saturday 11 November, General Meeting

SUMMER EXCURSIONS/SURVEYS PROGRAMME (subject to change if weather unsuitable}

  • Saturday 25 and 26 March, The World Science Festival (WSF) is being held again this year and will be located at Southbank.  We have been very lucky to have been granted an “Activity Space”.  We are partnering with the Entomological Society of Queensland and the Brisbane Branch of the Australian Native Bee Association.  The Entomological Society will be sharing with us on the Saturday and ANBA on the Sunday.
  • We need help to gather the necessary items to put together a worthy display.  We are putting together a live butterfly display, host plants in 10inch pots, glass display cases of pinned butterflies, books, pamphlets and other items of interest. On the day we will need help to get our gear into the allocated area in Southbank.  Also, we need volunteers to help assist on the display.  The hours are SATURDAY 9.30am – 5.00pm, 2 hourly shifts.  SUNDAY 8.30am – 4pm.  We really need your help with this weekend.  It is a wonderful opportunity to advertise BOIC to the Brisbane public and many overseas visitors.  I am sure those of you who helped out in 2019 would have enjoyed your time at the WSF.  ENTRY TO THE EVENT IS FREE.  Please contact, our Secretary, Dawn at moc.liamg@ciobyraterces to register your interest.  If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask.


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