Friends of Tamborine National Park (formerly Tamborine Bush Volunteers) are a group of volunteers for Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Whilst not a member group within Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc, it is proud to support their work for our local native biodiversity.
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.
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)