Glenn Leiper

Day 1: Saturday 6 November 2010 - 10-10.30am Synopsis The drier rainforests of the region, in society's perception, have long been the poor cousin of the subtropical rainforests, being decimated by clearing for agriculture, knocked about recklessly for timber-getting,...

Kelvin Davies

Day 1: Saturday 6 November 2010 - 10.30-10.45am Synopsis Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998 by providing opportunities for individuals and businesses to...

Bill McDonald

Day 1: Saturday 6 November 2010 - 11.15am-12.30pm Synopsis - Fragments of Green - an introduction to Brisbane rainforests At the time of European settlement, rainforests occupied an estimated 390,000 hectares within the Greater Brisbane Region. Less than half now...

Peter D. Bostock

Day 1: Saturday 6 November 2010 | Workshop 1 - 1.30-5.00pm Synopsis The session will be in three parts:1. Brief introduction to the orchids of Brisbane Forest Park, including digital images. Peter will provide a list of species (for both the ferns and orchids) that...

Dawn Muir, past president, Birds Queensland

Day 1: Saturday 6 November 2010 | Workshop 2 - 1.30-5.00pm Synopsis Birds of the Rainforest - Presentation and forest ramble with Dawn Muir.Bio Dawn Muir is past president of Birds Queensland.

Shealagh Walker

Shealagh WalkerDay 2: Sunday 7 November 2010 | Workshop 3 - 9.00-10.00am Synopsis Find out the basics of transforming a patch of bare ground into a beautiful, low maintenance and sustainable 'Dry' Rainforest garden with little to no watering and no pesticides. There...

Robert Whyte

Day 2: Sunday 7 November 2010 | Workshop 4 - 9.00-10.00am Synopsis With the rise of powerful, high quality digital cameras and snap on magnifying lenses, superb quality macro photography can be achieved by enthusiasts on a small budget. Robert Whyte charts his...

John Lahey

Day 2: Sunday 7 November 2010 | Workshop 5 - 9.00-10.00am Synopsis John will detail his experiences and achievements in the first four years of the restoration of a dry rainforest site that was totally overwhelmed by a combination of Macfadyena unguis-cati (cat's claw...

Geckoes Wildlife

Day 1: Saturday 6 November 2010 7.00-9.00pm Synopsis Geckoes Wildlife presents "Animals of the Rainforest" followed by night forest ramble. Bio Geckoes Wildlife Presentations has been in operation for more than 10 years. During this time they have acquired an amazing...