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Leader  Colin: - Distance 10.7k, Walkers - Julie, Jackie, Christine, Mary, Carol, Paul, Colin, Gary & Michele, John & June, Steve & Wendy

2015-12-12 Coombabah Lakelands_135Thirteen of us today on a cool day with slight drizzle.  Perfect for walking in the Coombabah Lakelands.

We saw many, many wallabies and a Common (also known as Euro or Hill) Wallaroo.

We saw a number of water birds including the Spoonbill Heron and Blue Heron

 

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The highlight of the day was the sighting of a Koala with joey.  It was Paul again with his eagle eyes that spotted it for us.

We returned to the car park and then made our way to Colin's place where we would have a very enjoyable evening to celebrate yet another year of great bushwalking in and around South East Queensland - Colin

 

 

 

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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)