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Walk Groups of NHA

Walks conducted by

Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc.

(TMNHA)

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naturalhistory.org.au

TMNHA members may join one or more TMNHA walking groups:

Please find a membership form here.

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TRACKS

Bushwalkers

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Track kml files

Birdos

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Nature Walks

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Tracks Database (& kmls)

Please use any track information responsibly by using this guide:

  • Walk Softly: Please refer to QLD Government guidelines on Walking Softly to protect the environment.

  • Walk Safely: Tracks may not be well maintained so you should only walk the track with good gear (Example quick reference list) and bush-walking experienced support (Refer AAS) and not alone. Closed tracks are closed for a reason which usually is that it is considered UNSAFE for the public and would be dangerous to use.

  • Track Accuracy: Due to GPS Device data inaccuracy in forest canopy cover and other issues, the kml track files may be a rough drawn on mapping software by reference also to other public mapping data.

  • Access Rights: The track information may include locations subject to restricted access. It may not be open to the public and you would not be authorised to visit the location without approval of the landowner. Our walking groups obtain permission where required for these walks. Click here for a useful legal guide on Entry Access Privacy from legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au

  • Source & Copyright: TMNHA walk information such as track kml files are provided by members to Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc for local natural history information and displayed at their website subject to their Copyright Restrictions.

  • Walks conducted by Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc. (TMNHA)

    • All participants in activities organized by TMNHA participate at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

    • The TMNHA accepts no responsibility for any injury that participants may suffer as a result of their participation in activities organized by the TMNHA.

    • The TMNHA, it’s Management Committee, Organizers and Leaders are not liable in respect of any Injury to the person or loss or damage to property, howsoever caused as a result of participating in activities organized by the TMNHA.

TMNHA ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to another successful year for our Association.

Visitors Information Centre
We have been implementing plans to modernise our displays in the VIC include upgrading our presentation in our interactive screen which assists us educate general public about nature and our association. Thanks to everyone who assisted in this project.

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Scenic Rim Biodiversity Strategy Submissions

2015 20 25 Draft BiodiversityStrategy sThe Scenic Rim is an international biodiversity hotspot containing World Heritage Areas, National Parks and nationally, regionally and locally significant biodiversity. However there are also pressures of population growth, urban sprawl, land degradation, habitat removal and changing climatic conditions.

To manage these issues and protect biodiversity Council is developing a Biodiversity Strategy that will inform Council in its planning and operational activities, initiatives, targets and policies. Council is inviting public comment on the draft Scenic Rim Biodiversity Strategy which is a 10 year plan for the conservation of biodiversity in the region and articulates Councils vision for our region’s biodiversity. Feedback is invited during the consultation period concluding COB 30 June 2015.

You can obtain a printed copy from customer service centres or view or download from http://www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/have-your-say

Submissions can be in writing Biodiversity Strategy Submission, c/- CEO, SRRC, PO Box 25, Beaudesert, QLD 4285. Submissions can be emailed Quoting Biodiversity Strategy to mail [AT] scenicrim [DOT] qld [DOT] gov [DOT] au or via the Have Your Say portal on Council’s website.

Nature Walks on Tamborine Mountain

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The Tamborine Mountain NHA nature walks are short walks on Tamborine Mountain to discover local nature in birds, animals, insects, plants, fungi and general natural history. They are usually held once a month meeting at the Visitor Information Centre (Map) and finishing between 10 a.m and Noon. Bring binoculars, cameras, insect repellent, a drink and something for morning tea.

Our Walk Reports

The nature walk reports here may indicate Report in Progress where it may take some time to complete the report awaiting feedback to establish species names. They remain displayed for photos and other information which may be useful to some readers in the meantime.

  • Upcoming Events - notified by email if you request addition to the email group via the Contact Us Form here. 
  • In the report articles, if you click on the images you will get a larger pop-up image display. Images used in the reports are also added to the Web Gallery here

  • For older reports the "Preview" box opens a pop-up of the PDF version of the report that you can download with the menu link at its top right.  Or you can see and download all PDF files of Nature Walk PDF reports here.

  • The list of noted species is at the base of the report or its own Tab in more recent reports. Green linked words take you to Wikipedia for those words but not all species details are available there.

  • Eventually, all noted species will be added to our Observations records in our Web Database. (No link yet as currently restricted access but hopefully members can access later this year)

  • Visit our Map of our walk reports where clicking on a place marker gives a pop-up introduction and link to the report and a directions finder box.caterpillabug102

Natural History Association

The aim of the Association is, to encourage an understanding and appreciation of the environment and national park values and provide interpretative information for visitors.

The Association was formed in 1975 by concerned and far sighted locals to assist the National Parks and Wildlife Service in protecting the parks and providing interpretation and education about our environmental heritage. At the same time as our formation other Natural History groups were started in Binna Burra, Green Mountains, the Bunyas and Lake Broadwater, all with the same aim - to educate the public on our National Parks. All built and run information centres.

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Quick Info

Our list of quick general information on Tamborine Mountain Natural History matters:

(Our website contains substantially more data in articles, photos, mapping, and videos along with species and location database records. However, their quantity is best displayed on a larger screen than a mobile device and where you do not have additional data charges from your internet provider. Our longer term goal is put more of this infoprmation in a Mobile App for extended mobile access.)

 

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Injured Wildlife

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Animal Control

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Book - The Mistletoes

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Copies of the excellent & definitive “ The Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria” by local authors John Moss & Ross Kendall now on sale at $27.50 from Mike Russell (5545 3601).

Book - TM Flora & Fauna

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FLORA & FAUNA by Russell, Leiper, White, Francis, Hauser, McDonald & Sims is now on sale at local outlets for $15.

 

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Why does attentiveness to nature matter? In a very fundamental sense, we are what we pay attention to. Paying heed to beauty, grace, and everyday miracles promotes a sense of possibility and coherence that runs deeper and truer than the often illusory commercial, social "realities" advanced by mainstream contemporary culture. ... Our attention is precious, and what we choose to focus it on has enormous consequences. What we choose to look at, and to listen to--these choices change the world. As Thich Nhat Hanh has pointed out, we become the bad television programs that we watch. A society that expends its energies tracking the latest doings of the celebrity couple is fundamentally distinct from one that watches for the first arriving spring migrant birds, or takes a weekend to check out insects in a mountain stream, or looks inside flowers to admire the marvelous ingenuities involved in pollination. The former tends to drag culture down to its lowest commonalities; the latter can lift us up in a sense of unity with all life. The Way of Natural History, edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner and published by Trinity University Press (Texas)