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formerly Bush Volunteers

2008 - TBV Celebrating 20 Years

TBV celebrates 20 years - Len and JohnThe Tamborine Bush Volunteers (TBV) have been caring for Tamborine National Park since May 1988.  To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the group, an informal afternoon tea was held recently at the picnic grounds at The Knoll Section of Tamborine National Park.  This event brought together some past and present members and local supporters.

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2008 Feb - TNP Pirralilla and Palm Grove

2008 Feb - TNP Palm Grove Easement  - BowerbirdOur recent working bee on Saturday 2nd February was the first for 2008.  The group welcomed a new member, David who put in a huge effort.  We were fortunate that the predicted rain held off until the evening so we managed a considerable amount of work in the top section of Pirralilla (near the fig tree roundabout.)  One group cleared ragweed and numerous asparagus fern, cassia and ochna seedlings while the other group planted understory plants mainly ginger and walking stick palms.  As shown in the photo, a male bower bird has taken advantage of our revegetation work.

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2007 Nov - TNP Pirralilla Section

2007 Nov - Pirralilla Section - HarryTamborine Bush Volunteer, Harry Briggs at work in Pirralilla Section of Tamborine National Park.

The November working bee of the Tamborine Bush Volunteers (TBV) was spent working in Pirralilla Section of Tamborine National Park.  Members removed weed seedlings, mainly asparagus fern, ochna, privet and lantana.  Some time was also devoted to planting walking stick palms, native ginger and vines to attract the endangered Richmond Birdwing butterfly.

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TBV Work Sites

TBV affiliated with National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. in 2002 and has continued this affiliation.

All projects undertaken by TBV are approved by QPWS (Gold Coast Management Unit) and the TBV has a close working relationship with these rangers and staff. The TBV has been self-managed since April 2006.

The TBV has been represented at all National Park Days since 1989 and has hosted some of these functions with the Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc.

The TBV and Tamborine Mountain Landcare have worked cooperatively on two projects at Main Street, North Tamborine and Macdonnell Road, Eagle Heights.

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Book - Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

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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 - Flora and Fauna of Tamborine Mountain

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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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