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2015-10-02 NHA NW PalmGrove_105 We parked at the North Palm Grove Section car park and after a brief background from Mike Russell we walked back along Palm Grove Avenue to the almost hidden Easement entrance.  This is a narrow gap between adjoining private properties for approx 260 metres until it traverses Sout into the Palm Grove Section of the Tamborine Mountain National Park. Again we were proved wrong to assum this would be a fast part of our usual slow paced Nature Walks. It took us almost an hour here alone.

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Call of Whipbirds and Mike points out the TM Zieria Collina

Species Noted on Walk

Type Common Name Comments Species Former Specie Names Former Common Names
Birds Brown Cuckoo-Dove note a few red leaves. Macropygia amboinensis   Brown Pigeon: Pheasant Pigeon: Cuckoo-Dove
Birds Rainbow Lorikeet   Trichoglossus haematodus   Coconut Lory: Red-Collarded Lorikeet
Birds Laughing Kookaburra   Dacelo novaeguineae   Kookaburra: Laughing Jackass
Birds Eastern Whipbird   Psophodes olivaceus   Coachwhip Bird: Stockwhip Bird: Whipbird
Birds Sulphur Crested Cockatoo   Cacatua galerita   White Cockatoo
Birds Satin Bowerbird   Ptilonorhynchus violaceus   Satin Bird
Birds Lewin's Honeyeater   Meliphaga lewinii   Yellow-Eared Honeyeater
Birds Green Catbird   Ailuroedus crassirostris   Spotted Catbird: Black-Eared Catbird
Birds Wompoo Pigeon   Ptilinopus magnificus   Wompoo Pigeon
Plants Blue Quandong   Elaeocarpus grandis   Silver Quandong, Blue Plum
Plants Blue Plum kernel        
Plants Climbing Fishbone fern   Arthropteris tenella    
Plants Giant Maidenhair Fern   Adiantum formosum    
Plants Green Bollygum glaucous (silvery) underleaf Neolitsea dealbata   White Bollygum
Plants Cunjevoi Hawk Moth damage Alocasia brisbanensis 1-Alocasia macrorrhiza  
Plants Proteaceae        
Plants Cooper's Tree Fern   Cyathea cooperi   Scaly Tree Fern, Coin Spot Tree Fern
Plants Saw Sedge small orange fruit Gahnia aspera    
Plants Glossy Shield Fern perhaps? Lastreopsis marginans 1-Lutriopsis marginans  
Plants Flooded Gum   Eucalyptus grandis   Rose Gum
Plants Tamborine Mountain Zieria in flower. Small white flowers Zieria collina    
Plants Tape Vine   Stephania japonica discolor 1-Stephania japonica Creeping Japonica: Snake Vine(See Hoya Australis)
Plants Settler's Flax   Gymnostachys anceps    
Plants Red Stringybark   Eucalyptus resinifera    
Plants Rose Marara with Strangling Fig (Ficus watkinsiana) Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa    
Plants Yellow Carabeen   Sloanea woollsii 1-Sloanea woolsii  
Plants Giant Stinging Tree   Dendrocnide excelsa   Fibrewood
Weed Mickey Mouse Plant The most frequent weed Ochna serrulata    

Species Surveys

2008-05-17 Survey Tamborine Mountain Landcare 5012  
species_type name_scientific_wiki name_common
Bird Gerygone mouki Brown Warbler
Bird Ailuroedus crassirostris Green Catbird
Bird Platycercus elegans elegans Crimson Rosella
Bird Rhipidura albiscapa alisteri Pied Fantail
Bird Alectura lathami Brush Turkey
Bird Acanthiza pusilla Brown Thornbill
Bird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Satin Bowerbird
Bird Chrysococcyx lucidus Shining Bronze Cuckoo
Bird Rhipidura leucophrys Willie Wagtail
Bird Ptilinopus magnificus Wompoo Pigeon
Bird Manorina melanocephala Noisy Miner
Bird Zosterops lateralis Silvereye
Bird Dacelo novaeguineae Laughing Kookaburra
Bird Cracticus torquatus Grey Butcherbird
Bird Lopholaimus antarcticus Topknot Pigeon
Bird Meliphaga lewinii Lewin's Honeyeater
Bird Pardalotus striatus Striated Pardalote
Bird Gymnorhina tibicen tibicen Australian Magpie
Bird Calyptorhynchus funereus Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo
Bird Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris Eastern Spinebill
Bird Sericornis frontalis White-Browed Scrubwren
Bird Strepera graculina Pied Currawong
Bird Trichoglossus haematodus Rainbow Lorikeet
Bird Eopsaltria australis chrysorrhoa Eastern Yellow Robin
Bird Sericornis magnirostris Large-Billed Scrubwren
Bird Corvus orru Torresian Crow
Bird Alisterus scapularis King Parrot
Bird Psophodes olivaceus Eastern Whipbird
Ferns & Allies Blechnum cartilagineum Gristle Fern
Ferns & Allies Platycerium bifurcatum Elkhorn Fern
Ferns & Allies Platycerium superbum Staghorn Fern
Ferns & Allies Arthropteris tenella Climbing Fishbone Fern
Herb Alpinia caerulea Blue Native Ginger
Herb Aneilema acuminatum Aneilema
Herb Pseuderanthemum variabile Pastel Flower/Love Flower
Herb Tripladenia cunninghamii Bush Lily
Herb Pollia crispata White Pollia
Herb Dianella caerulea Blueberry Lily
Herb Alocasia brisbanensis Cunjevoi
Orchid Thelychiton gracilicaule Orange And Brown Orchid
Orchid Dendrobium speciosum King Orchid
Shrub Linospadix monostachya Walking Stick Palm
Shrub Sambucus australasica Native Elderberry
Shrub Breynia oblongifolia Coffee Bush/Breynia
Shrub Atractocarpus chartaceus Narrow-Leaved Gardenia
Shrub Eupomatia laurina Bolwarra
Shrub Wilkiea huegeliana Veiny Wilkiea
Shrub Meiogyne stenopetala Fruit Orange
Shrub Cordyline petiolaris Broad-Leaved Palm Lily
Shrub Pittosporum multiflorum Orange Thorn
Shrub Rubus rosifolius Rose-Leaved Bramble
Tree Daphnandra apetala Socketwood
Tree Neolitsea dealbata White Bollygum
Tree Dysoxylum fraserianum Rosewood
Tree Planchonella australis Wild Plum/Black Plum
Tree Syzygium crebrinerve Black Watergum
Tree Arytera distylis Twin-Leaved Coogera
Tree Olea paniculata Native Olive
Tree Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa Rose Marara
Tree Litsea reticulata Bolly Gum
Tree Brachychiton acerifolius Flame Tree
Tree Acacia melanoxylon Blackwood
Tree Sloanea australis australis Maiden's Blush
Tree Geissois benthamii Red Carabeen
Tree Argyrodendron trifoliolatum White Booyong
Tree Citronella moorei Churnwood
Tree Eucalyptus grandis Flooded Gum
Tree Aphananthe philippinensis Native Elm
Tree Dendrocnide photinophylla Shining-Leaved Stinging Tree
Tree Syzygium ingens Red Apple
Tree Gmelina leichhardtii White Beech
Tree Pennantia cunninghamii Brown Beech
Tree Araucaria cunninghamii Hoop Pine
Tree Polyscias elegans Celerywood
Tree Akania bidwillii Turnipwood
Tree Sloanea woollsii Yellow Carabeen
Tree Homalanthus nutans Bleeding Heart
Tree Auranticarpa rhombifolia Diamond-Leaf Pittosporum
Tree Ficus fraseri Sandpaper Fig
Tree Archontophoenix cunninghamiana Piccabeen Palm
Tree Melicope micrococca White Euodia
Tree Flindersia australis Crows Ash
Tree Polyscias murrayi Pencil Cedar
Tree Jagera pseudorhus Foambark
Tree Baloghia inophylla Scrub Bloodwood
Tree Cryptocarya obovata Pepperberry
Tree Ficus macrophylla Moreton Bay Fig
Tree Archidendron grandiflorum Pink Laceflower
Tree Flindersia xanthoxyla Long Jack
Tree Neolitsea australiensis Grey Bollygum
Tree Castanospermum australe Blackbean
Tree Alphitonia excelsa Red Ash/Soap Tree
Tree Diploglottis australis Native Tamarind
Tree Baloghia marmorata Jointed Baloghia
Tree Pittosporum revolutum Hairy Pittosporum
Tree Dendrocnide excelsa Giant Stinging Tree
Tree Ficus watkinsiana Strangler Fig
Tree-Shrub Lantana camara camara Lantana
Vine Cayratia clematidea Slender Grape
Vine Flagellaria indica Supplejack
Vine Cissus antarctica Kangaroo Vine
Vine Embelia australiana Embelia
Vine Trichosanthes subvelutina Silky Cucumber
Vine Pandorea jasminoides Bower Vine
Vine Maclura cochinchinensis Cockspur Thorn
Vine Parsonsia fulva Furry Silky Pod
Vine Clematis glycinoides submutica Headache Vine
Vine Ripogonum album White Supplejack
Vine Calamus muelleri Lawyer Vine
Vine Piper hederaceum Pepper-Vine
Vine Ripogonum elseyanum Hairy Supplejack
Vine Callerya megasperma Native Wistaria
Vine Dioscorea transversa Native Yam
Vine Smilax australis Barbwire Vine
Vine Rubus moluccanus moluccanus Molucca Raspberry
Vine Pothos longipes Pothos
Vine Stephania japonica discolor Tape Vine
     
2003-06-27 Other Survey 6002  
species_type name_scientific_wiki name_common
Ferns & Allies Asplenium polyodon 0
Ferns & Allies Platycerium superbum Staghorn Fern
Ferns & Allies Doodia aspera Rasp Fern
Ferns & Allies Microsorum scandens Fragrant Fern
Ferns & Allies Adiantum formosum Giant Maidenhair Fern
Ferns & Allies Arthropteris tenella Climbing Fishbone Fern
Ferns & Allies Platycerium bifurcatum Elkhorn Fern
Ferns & Allies Lastreopsis munita Dwarf Shield Fern
Ferns & Allies Asplenium australasicum 0
Herb Alpinia caerulea Blue Native Ginger
Herb Lomandra spicata Rain Forest Mat-Rush
Herb Alocasia brisbanensis Cunjevoi
Mistletoe Notothixos cornifolius Kurrajong Mistletoe
Orchid Dendrobium speciosum King Orchid
Shrub Wilkiea austroqueenslandica Smooth Wilkiea
Shrub Wilkiea huegeliana Veiny Wilkiea
Shrub Linospadix monostachya Walking Stick Palm
Shrub Solanum corifolium Straggling Nightshade
Shrub Meiogyne stenopetala Fruit Orange
Shrub Cordyline petiolaris Broad-Leaved Palm Lily
Shrub Pittosporum multiflorum Orange Thorn
Shrub Carissa ovata Currant Bush
Tree Sloanea woollsii Yellow Carabeen
Tree Ficus macrophylla Moreton Bay Fig
Tree Cryptocarya sclerophylla Hard Cryptocarya
Tree Cupaniopsis newmanii Long-Leaved Tuckeroo
Tree Baloghia inophylla Scrub Bloodwood
Tree Polyscias elegans Celerywood
Tree Dysoxylum mollissimum molle Red Bean
Tree Aphananthe philippinensis Native Elm
Tree Ficus watkinsiana Strangler Fig
Tree Geissois benthamii Red Carabeen
Tree Daphnandra apetala Socketwood
Tree Beilschmiedia elliptica Grey Walnut
Tree Planchonella australis Wild Plum/Black Plum
Tree Litsea reticulata Bolly Gum
Tree Dysoxylum rufum Hairy Rosewood
Tree Araucaria cunninghamii Hoop Pine
Tree Stenocarpus sinuatus Wheel Of Fire Tree
Tree Neolitsea dealbata White Bollygum
Tree Gossia bidwillii Python Tree
Tree Beilschmiedia obtusifolia Blush Walnut
Tree Syzygium ingens Red Apple
Tree Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa Rose Marara
Tree Elattostachys nervosa Green Tamarind
Tree Citronella moorei Churnwood
Tree Archontophoenix cunninghamiana Piccabeen Palm
Tree Streblus brunonianus Whale-Bone Tree
Tree Syzygium crebrinerve Black Watergum
Tree Pennantia cunninghamii Brown Beech
Tree Hedraianthera porphyropetala Hedraianthera
Tree Dendrocnide excelsa Giant Stinging Tree
Tree Brachychiton acerifolius Flame Tree
Tree Mallotus discolor White Kamala
Tree Cleistanthus cunninghamii Cleistanthus
Tree Archidendron grandiflorum Pink Laceflower
Tree Ixora beckleri Native Ixora
Tree Diospyros pentamera Myrtle Ebony
Tree Akania bidwillii Turnipwood
Tree Endiandra discolor Rose Walnut
Tree Argyrodendron trifoliolatum White Booyong
Tree Jagera pseudorhus Foambark
Tree Sarcomelicope simplicifolia simplicifolia Bauerella - Yellow Aspen
Tree Endiandra muelleri bracteata Northern Rose Walnut
Tree Croton acronychioides Thick-Leaved Croton
Tree Vitex lignum-vitae Tree Of Life/Lignum-Vitae
Tree Diploglottis australis Native Tamarind
Tree Castanospermum australe Blackbean
Tree Alphitonia excelsa Red Ash/Soap Tree
Tree Sloanea australis australis Maiden's Blush
Tree Endiandra pubens Hairy Walnut
Tree Cryptocarya obovata Pepperberry
Vine Legnephora moorei Big-Leaf Vine
Vine Celastrus subspicata Large-Leaved Staff Vine
Vine Melodorum leichhardtii Zigzag Vine
Vine Cissus antarctica Kangaroo Vine
Vine Cissus sterculiifolia Long-Leaved Water Vine
Vine Ripogonum album White Supplejack
Vine Embelia australiana Embelia
Vine Trophis scandens scandens Burny Vine
Vine Piper hederaceum Pepper-Vine
Vine Calamus muelleri Lawyer Vine
Vine Sarcopetalum harveyanum Pearl Vine
Vine Tylophora paniculata Thin-Leaved Tylophora
Vine Dioscorea transversa Native Yam
Vine Melodinus acutiflorus Hairy Melodinus
Vine Melodinus australis Southern Melodinus

The Walk Map

 

Starting from Palm Grove Pde back to the Northern corner and down to the Easement access and then the upper circuit to return to the car park.

Palm Grove NP Section Track Map Record

Walking track that may be used by NHA members for bushwalking, birding and nature walks. TMNHA members may see additional limited access track information when they are logged into the website. NHA members please contact your NHA group leader if you can help complete or correct any of this track data.

Please note that as our NHA is based on Tamborine Mountain, we have broken down what might otherwise have been a region in itself to instead be a number of regions named with "TM -". This helps us with our greater focus on our local locations and tracks. A sketch of the Tamborine Mountain Regions and Locations

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Ref - Locations Tracks

On or Off TM
  • On TM
Track Name
Palm Grove TNP - Palm Grove Circuit
Location
Track Direction
Circuit
Primary Habitat
Region
TM - PALM GROVE
Track Map (kml track)
Map Also see National Parks link further below
Google Map (Track Approx Midway)
GPS of Start
-27.927, 153.2067
GPS of Finish Point
Track Length (est. metres & return)
2,600
Difficulty Level
Grade 3 - <20km, short steep hills, some obstacles, signs, many steps
Description

Foolwing details from National Parks website: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/tamborine/about.html#palm_grove_circuit

Palm Grove is named after the piccabeen palm Archontophoenix cunninghamiana that grows abundantly in this section. The main access point to this section is from Palm Grove Avenue. Parking for buses and caravans is not available. A picnic table is available at this site.

Distance: 2.6 km circuit
Time: Allow about 1 hr walking time
Details: Explore the lush and diverse subtropical rainforest on this relatively easy walk.
Discover peaceful piccabeen palm groves, rainforest with emergent strangler figs, distinctively-buttressed yellow carabeens and fascinating fungi along the way.

Reports

Birdos

2008 11 15 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Palm Grove Julie Lake led a small team of Stephen Sims, Gail Molson , Susan Cantrell, David Sykes and Nadia O’Carroll into the wilds of Palm Grove for the November bird walk. We looked at the importance of rainforest trees and shrubs to our local birds, and the difference in habitat between rainforest and wet sclerophyll. Little shrike thrushes and catbirds called regularly throughout the walk, a wompoo pigeon was heard feeding in a strangler fig towering above the canopy, striated thornbills (not common in Palm Grove) were seen on the eastern... [More]

2008 04 19 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Palm Grove TMNHA Bird Walk 19/04/08 Palm Grove National Park While waiting for the rest of the group to arrive at the Info Centre I was entertained by Blue-faced Honeyeaters, Lewin’s Honeyeater and Little Wattlebird feeding on the flowers of the Camelia in the car park. The Noisy Miner, Rainbow Lorikeet, Torresian Crow, Australian Magpie and Laughing Kookaburra are also busy getting ready for the day. As I looked up to check the darkening clouds which were starting to roll in a Grey Goshawk took advantage of the wind and glided effortlessly... [More]

Nature Walks

2015-10-02_TMNHA Nature Walk Palm Grove TNP Section We parked at the North Palm Grove Section car park and after a brief background from Mike Russell we walked back along Palm Grove Avenue to the almost hidden Easement entrance.  This is a...

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