2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - CreekFor an annual change of scene, we left Tamborine Mountain for Beechmont, Queensland with the assistance of local Susan Cully to view a relatively hidden gem of a conservation area. Eight Nature Walk members of Tamborine NHA and some Beechmont members of Caring for Plateaus who were also in Beechmont District Landcare Association (BDLA) and Lamington NHA met in Akoonah Drive off Binna Burra Road. Here we entered the Back Creek Regeneration project for an easy walk on a simple track north along the creek through a Beechmont District Landcare Association Reserve project. Some very few bits of beautiful remnant vegetation still remain. Re-vegetation is ongoing.

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From the Ethos Foundation 2006 Annual Report, this regeneration area was begun with;

  • "Creation of a partnership of Ethos Foundation with Beechmont Landcare’s sub branch Timbarra Landcare in order to begin restoration of  Back Creek and surrounding forest areas which bordered the Ethos site." 
  • "National Tree Day tree planting event"
  • "Grant application to Beaudesert Shire Council to secure  funding for weed eradication and regeneration at the Akoonah  Drive end of Back Creek."
  • There was also a "Collaboration with the Ridge on Binna Burra for the declaration of  a Nature Conservation Refuge over 200 acres of rain forest at the  Ethos site."

This work continues by locals such as in August 2013, inclement weather did not deter a group of Summit Estate residents getting together to plant 100 rainforest tube stock into an area newly cleared of lantana and other weeds, in the Akoonah Drive, Beechmont reserve. The plants were sourced locally and were grown from seeds from the area. The Gold Coast Hinterlander

Back Creek is a primary waterway for the Beechmont Plateau and feeds down through Denham Reserve to the South West side and down to the Coomera River below the Southern edge of Tamborine Mountain. (Map)  You can see some Back Creek flow monitoring statistics here most probably from further down stream automatic sensors. For lower Back Creek some further information contacts might include the Back Creek Gorge Conservation Assoc Inc. The headwaters of Back Creek are adjacent to the Binna Burra section of the Lamington National Park.

 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Getting started at entrance track2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - mixed fern and tree habitatWe started our walk where Back creek flows under Akoonah Drive on a simple track on the west side of the creek. This track travels through regeneration of the Riparian zone of the creek and is well established. The track commences in medium density mixture of established trees and shrubs and gradually opens out further up to mixtures of density, new plantings and grass and other ground cover patches.

 

 

 

 

 

2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa (Rose Marara) < The Rose Marara was in flower in many places and fruit showing on several species.

2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Pittosporum undulatum (Sweet Pittosporum) insect eaten leaves
We were very lucky that some new Beechmont residents joined us after a very long drive. The young man had an extraordinary knowledge of the plant life and helped identify many species. Unfortunately, so many s fast that we did not capture all of them in this report. This was the final impetus for us to invest in a voice recorder for future Nature Walks. You can scan the Gallery Tab here and the Species List Tab for some of the Species identified. Unfortunately they had to leave us when we reached the creeks headwaters. >

 We were advised there are over 1400 identified native species of plants at Binna Burra end of Beechmont. This is twice as many as at Tamborine Mountain.

 

2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Exposed Rhyolite< Much of the ground here was Rhyolite with Eco-systems dependent on that structure.

Annotated extracts based on QLD Government NPRSR - Lamington National Park Nature, Culture & History.

The Tweed shield volcano erupted numerous times, spewing masses of molten lava onto the surrounding landscape from what is now Lismore in the south, to Tamborine in the north. Most lavas were basalt, which gives deep fertile soils. There were also some flows of rhyolite with layers of ash and boulders, particularly around Binna Burra, which give poorer soils.

The silica-rich rhyolite units may be over 100m thick and commonly form layers that are resistant to erosion, resulting in cliffs and waterfalls that are common in the Lamington National Park.

The different soils derived from basalt and rhyolite lavas have determined how plant communities are distributed. Rainforest commonly occurs on soils derived from basalt, while rhyolitic soils, which are lower in available plant nutrients, support the open forest, simpler rainforests and heath. Many rare and endangered plant species are found in these ecosystems. 

 

 

Turning a leaf or looking close at a branch found some insect specimens. >2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Assassin Bug on Pimelia neo-anglica (Poison Pimelia)

2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Insect eaten unidentified leaves < Several tree species showed extensive insect damage to leaves.

 

 

 

 

Came across a grassy slope down between ferns to a corner of Back creek near its headwaters. (Check the Video Tab) >2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Creek mini falls

The creek twists here against a steep forested slope on the west bank and a grassy area to east with Fern and other trees and small rainforest plants. A twisted log stretches over the creek and above a miniature waterfall set. You can look down to examine for insect or other creek inhabitants. It look very Eco-healthy with some natural debris to promote the Eco-system health.

 

 

 

2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Eucalypt, Brushbox and Tallowood with plantings in foreground < Leaving the headwaters of the creek we headed west through changing forest from Back Creek up against open forest and grassy slopes. This included some new plantings in the foreground of this photo.

Bird life was active and good record made of 20 birds listed for the walk (see Species Tab).  Here is a Black Faced Cuckoo-shrike in the middle of the photo. > 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Cuckoo-shrike, Black-faced

 

 

 

 

2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - old logging Winch wheel and cable at lookout < At the top of the hill we came upon a small cleared area next to an old logging winch (relocated to this position) and looking out over Illinbah valley and the range at its southern head. This provides big views across Lamington Plateau (towards Green Mountains).

Extract from Scenic Rim Regional Council on Beechmont Logging: In the 1870s timber getters and selectors began working their way up the Nerang River to the base of Beech Mountain. This was in response to the increased demand for timber and agricultural produce which accompanied the establishment of Southport as a seaside resort from the mid 1870s. Small-scale saw-milling at Beechmont developed in the 20th Century.

 

Then we headed North through similar surroundings and up another steep slope with a large patch of tall grasses up to the upper end of Akoonah Dr. >  2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Tall Blady Grass now naturalised

 

 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - looking down Akoonah Dr

 

< We descended this road with partial views North. There were a number of Red Cedar small trees along the roadside which is good to see after past logging specie reductions.

 

 

 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Remnant Plant Community Sign by roadOn the downhill run of Akoonah Drive we stopped at the regeneration project on the western edge, where several species were noted to include Banksia integrifolia, Banksia unidentified, either Phebalium or Epacrid, Hakea salicifolia (Willow-leaved hakea), a Leptospermum otherwise Baeckea (undetermined sub-species), either Phebalium or Epacrid (not Leptospermum), Kangaroo grass, and a likely Leptospermum variabile. To the right is the likely Leptospermum variabile. >2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Either Phebalium or Epacrid (not Leptospermum)

 

Back at our parked cars we sat on some logs and had morning tea. The Ellers were fixated most of this time on incessant chatter of several sets of Spangled Drongos. See the Videos Tab.. They had never heard such a long drongo conversation.

 

 

2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Community Garden at School near main Beechmont Roundabout

< We split up for our respective home paths and several of the TMNHA group stopped at the School Community Centre at the Beechmont roundabout. The view down the Numinbah valley here is spectacular but unfortunately too cloudy for a good photo today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

Back creek near its headwaters

Spangled Drongos

Sitting down to Morning Tea after a walk in the Reserve we were astounded to hear and watch more than 4 Spangled Drongos having an incessant chatter in the trees near us for the whole time there. Hear is a short clip of two of them.

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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Getting started at entrance track
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Dioscorea transversa (Native Yam)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Dioscorea transversa (Native Yam)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Dioscorea transversa (Native Yam)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - mixed fern and tree habitat
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  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Geitonoplesium cymosum (Scrambling Lily)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Geitonoplesium cymosum (Scrambling Lily)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Calochlaena dubia (Soft Bracken)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Unidentified Fern
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Psychotria loniceroides (Hairy Psychotria)
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa (Rose Marara)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa (Rose Marara)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Unidentified
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  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Unidentified
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Shining Grape Vine
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Insect eaten unidentified leaves
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Group in front of young White Beech
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Crossing Bridge
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - new plantings
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Staghorn
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Cyathea australis (Rough Tree Fern)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Cyathea australis (Rough Tree Fern)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Notelaea ovata (Mock Olive)
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - - Notelaea ovata (Mock Olive)
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Pittosporum undulatum (Sweet Pittosporum) insect eaten leaves
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Eupomatia bennettii
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Unidentified
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Unidentified
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - main leaf structure in back is Acmena smithii (Narrow leaved Lillypilli)
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Fungus
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Lysimachia japonica (Creeping Johnny) usual in high altitude swamp in PNG and Japan
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Creek
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Lysimachia japonica in flower (Creeping Johnny) usual in high altitude swamp in PNG and Japan
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Creek
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Assassin Bug on Pimelia neo-anglica (Poison Pimelia)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Assassin Bug on Pimelia neo-anglica (Poison Pimelia)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Pimelia neo-anglica (Poison Pimelia)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Pimelia neo-anglica (Poison Pimelia)
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - in fruit Pimelia neo-anglica (Poison Pimelia)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - in fruit Pimelia neo-anglica (Poison Pimelia)
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Cordyline in flower
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Cordyline in flower behind unidentified tall grass
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Alocasia brisbensis (Cunjevoi) with flower bud
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - mixed forest starting hill climb
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  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - moving out of rainforest to Eucalypts above creek
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Eucalypts with understory of tree ferns
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Tall Forest with Rose Marara to right in flower
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Exposed Rhyolite
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Rhyolite
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Looking down a clearing to section of Back Creek
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa (Rose Leaf Marara) growing on Tree Fern
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - headwater of creek on Rhyolite
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Elkhorn
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Creek mini falls
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Cordylines on Creek
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - bunch of Walking Stick Palms (Linospadix monostachya)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Lobelia trigonocaulis (Forest Lobelia)
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Native Cassia
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Native Cassia
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  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Blossom Beetle and small Mealy Bug
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Blossom Beetle and small Mealy Bug
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Lobelia trigonocaulis (Forest Lobelia) now disappearing from botanical gardens
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Eucalypt, Brushbox and Tallowood with plantings in foreground
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Unidentified
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Cuckoo-shrike, Black-faced
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Walking west up grassy hill between tall forest
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCkTurned south on lesser incline to lookout
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - old logging Winch wheel and cable at lookout
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Daviesia arborea (Tree Daviesia) in flower
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Sneeze Bush
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Sneeze Bush
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Lookout over Illinbah valley
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Farm on ridge to the west
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Kookaburra feather
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  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Kookaburra feather
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Cupaniopsis newmanii (Long-Leaved Tuckeroo)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Cupaniopsis newmanii (Long-Leaved Tuckeroo)
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Mistletoe
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  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - going north on grassy open way between forests with Brushbox and Tallowood
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - looking South down grassy hill near end of Akoonah Drive
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Tall Blady Grass now naturalised
  • Author: DS
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - The Summit House
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - The Summit sign
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - looking down Akoonah Dr
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Red Cedar
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  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Banksia integrifolia
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Banksia integrifolia
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Banksia
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Hakea salicifolia (Willow-leaved hakea)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Hakea salicifolia (Willow-leaved hakea)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Remnant Plant Community Sign by road
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Either Phebalium or Epacrid (not Leptospermum)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Either Phebalium or Epacrid (not Leptospermum)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Likely Leptospermum otherwise Baeckea (undetermined sub-species)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Likely Leptospermum otherwise Baeckea (undetermined sub-species)
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - mixed habitat
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - unidentified
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Likely Leptospermum variabile
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - advised as largest patch kangaroo grass on Beechmont
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Likely Leptospermum variabile
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Likely Leptospermum variabile & fruit
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area
  • 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk - Community Garden at School near main Beechmont Roundabout
  • Author: DS
  • Description: 2015-11-27 TMNHA NatureWalk Beechmont BackCk Conservation Area

Species Noted on Walk

Identifications from one or more of Beechmont Expert and Mike Russell. Green links are automatic for a Wikipedia search. They may not always get the best result.

PLANTS  
Creek Line  
Dioscorea transversa Native Yam
Hymenosporum flavum Native Frangipanni
Geitonoplesium cymosum Scrambling Lily
Psychotria loniceroides Hairy Psychotria
Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa Rose Leaf Marara
Trochocarpa laurina Tree Heath
Gmelina leichhardtii White Beech
Cyathea australis Rough Tree Fern
Notelaea ovata Mock Olive
Rhodomyrtus psidioides Native Guava
Pilidiostigma glabrum Plum Myrtle
Acmena smithii Narrow-Leaved Lilly-Pilly
Pittosporum undulatum Sweet Pittosporum
Pimelia neo-anglica Poison Pimelia
Geranium solanderi Native Geranium
Lobelia trigonocaulis Forest Lobelia
Daviesia arborea Tree Daviesia
Cupaniopsis newmanii Long-Leaved Tuckeroo
Calochlaena dubia Soft Bracken
Tetrastigma nitens Shining Grape or Three-Leaf Water Vine
Pittosporum glabrum can be affected by Myrtle Rust
Lysimachia japonica (Creeping Johnny) usual in high altitude swamp in PNG and Japan
Cordyline Cordyline
Alocasia brisbensis Cunjevoi
Gmelina leichhardtii White Beech
Platycerium superbum Staghorn
Platycerium bifurcatum Elkhorn
Cyathea australis Rough Tree Fern
Notelaea ovata Mock Olive
Eupomatia bennettii Small Bolwarra
Linospadix monostachya Walking Stick Palms
Cassia sp. Native Cassia
Eucalyptus sp. Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus microcorys Tallow-Wood
Lophostemon confertus Brush Box
Lobelia trigonocaulis Forest Lobelia
Toona ciliata Red Cedar
Banksia integrifolia Coastal Banksia
Hakea salicifolia Willow-leaved hakea
Themeda triandra Kangaroo Grass
  Mistletoe
  Sneeze Bush
INSECTS  
Reduviidae Assassin Bug
Meligethes spp. Blossom Beetle
   
BIRDS  
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Bowerbird, Satin
Coracina tenuirostris Cicadabird
Cacomantis flabelliformis Cuckoo, Fan-tailed
Macropygia amboinensis Cuckoo-Dove, Brown
Coracina novaehollandiae Cuckoo-shrike, Black-faced
Strepera graculina Currawong, Pied
Dicrurus bracteatus Drongo, Spangled
Sphecotheres viridis Figbird, Australasian
Meliphaga lewinii Honeyeater, Lewin’s
Lichenostomus chrysops Honeyeater, Yellow-faced
Todiramphus sanctus Kingfisher, Sacred
Dacelo novaeguineae Kookaburra, Laughing
Orthonyx temminckii Logrunner, Australian
Manorina melanocephala Miner, Noisy
Oriolus sagittatus Oriole, Olive-backed
Leucosarcia melanoleuca Pigeon, Wonga
Platycercus elegans elegans Rosella, Crimson
Platycercus adscitus Rosella, Pale-headed
Colluricincla harmonica Shrike-thrush, Grey
Acanthiza pusilla Thornbill, Brown
Psophodes olivaceus Whipbird, Eastern
Pachycephala pectoralis Whistler, Golden

Species Reserve

Species advised in Reserve area. Green links are automatic for a Wikipedia search. They may not always get the best result.

DRAFT list Akoonah Timbarra Landcare Reserve
 
Acacia aulacocarpa
Acacia longissima
Acacia maidenii
Acacia melanoxylon
Acacia myrtifolia
Acmena smithii
Acronychia laevis
Acronychia oblongifolia
Acronychia suberosa
Adianthum hispidulum
Alchornea ilicifolia
Allocasuarina rigida
Allocasuarina torulosa
Alocasia brisbanensis
Alphitonia excelsa
Alphitonia petriei
Alpinia arundelliana
Alpinia caerulea
Alyxia ruscifolia
Amylotheca dictyphleba
Aneilema biflorum
Anopterus macleayanus
Aphanopetalum resinosm
Araucaria bidwillii
Archidendron grandiflorum
Archidendron hendersonii
Archirhodomyrtus beckleri
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
Argophyllum nullumense
Argyrodendron actinophyllum
Argyrodendron trifoliolatum
Asplenium australasicum
Atractocarpus chartaceus
Auranticarpa rhombifolia
Austromyrtus bidwillii
Backhousia myrtifolia
Banksia conferta subsp. conferta
Banksia spinulosa
Billardiera scandens
Blechnum cartilagineum
Bosistoa pentacocca
Brachychiton acerfolius'
Brachychiton discolor
Breynia oblongifolia
Brunoniella australis
Bursaria spinosa
Caesalpinia subtropica
Calamus muelleri
Calanthe triplicata
Caldcluvia paniculosa
Callerya austmlis
Callistemon comboynensis
Callistemon montanus
Callistemon pallidus
Callitris manticola
Canthium lamprophyllum
Capparis arborea
Carex brunnea
Carissa ovata
Carronia multisepalea
Cassia brewsteri var. marksiana
Cassinia subtropica
Cayratia clematidea
Choricarpia leptopetala
Cissus antarctica
Cissus hypoglauca
Cissus opaca
Citrus australasica
Clematis fawcettii
Comesperma esulifolium
Cordyline congesta
Cordyline petiolaris
Cordyline rubra
Corymbia intermedia
Cryptocarya triplinervis var pubens
Cupaniopsis newmanii
Cuttsia viburnea
Cyathea australis
Cyathea cooperi
Cyathea leichhardtiana
Cymbopogon refractus
Daphnandra tenuipes
Daviesia arborea
Daviesia ulicifolia
Decaspermum humile
Denhamia celastroides
Denhamia pittosporoides
Dianella brevipedunculata
Dianella caerulea var. assera
Dianella caerulea var. producta
Dichondra repens
Dioscorca transversa
Diospyros pentamera
Diploglottis australis
Dodonaea triquetra
Doodia aspera
Doodia caudata
Dysoxylum rufum
Ehretia acuminata
Elaeocarpus grandis
Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Elatostema stipitatum
Elattostachys nervosa
Endiandra pubens
Eucalyptus acmenoides
Eucalyptus andrewsii subs. Campanulata
Eucalyptus grandis
Eucalyptus melliodora
Eucalyptus microccorys
Eucalyptus notabilis
Eucalyptus siderophloia
Eupomatia laurina
Euroschinus falcatus
Eustrephus latifolius
Ficus coronata
Ficus fraseri
Ficus obliqua
Ficus watkinsiana
Fimbristylis ferruginea
Gahnia aspenra
Gahnia insignis
Geissois benthamii
Geitonoplesium cymosum
Geranium homeanum
Glochidion ferdinandii
Glochidion sumatranum
Glycine tomentella
Gompholobium latifolium
Goodenia rotundifolia
Gossia acmenoides
Gossia bidwillii
Guioa semiglauca
Halfordia kendack
Hardenbergia violacea
Harpullia alata
Harpullia pendula
Helmholtzia glaberrima
Hibbertia dentata
Hibiscus heterophylus
Homalanthus nutans
Hovea acutifolia
Hydrocotyle acutiloba
Hymenosporum flavum
Indigofera australis
Jagera pseudorhus
Juncus usitatus
Lepidosperma clipeicola
Lepidosperma laterale
Lepidozamia peroffieskyana
Leptospermum variabile
Leucopogon juniperinus
Leucopogon melaleucoides
Linospadix monostachya
Lobelia trigonocaulis
Logania albiflora
Lomandra hystrix
Lomandra laxa
Lomandra longifolia
Lomandra multiflora
Lomandra spicata
Lomatia arborescens
Lomatia silaifolia
Lophostemon confertus
Macadamia integrifolia
Maclura cochinchinensis
Maytenus bilocularis
Maytenus silvestris
Melaleuca bracteata
Melia azedarach
Melicope hayesii
Microsorum scandens
Mischocarpus lachnocarpus
Morinda jasminoides
Myoporum montanum
Neolitsea australiensis
Neolitsea dealbata
Olea paniculata
Oplismenus aemulus
Ottochloa gracillima
Ozothamnus diosmifolius
Palmeria scandens
Pandorea jasminoides
Parsonsia rotata
Persoonia media
Persoonia stradbrokensis
Pilidiostigma glabrum
Pimelea latifolia
Piper novae-hollandiae
Pittosporum multiflorum
Pittosporum undulatum
Platycerium bifircatum
Platycerium superbum
Platysace lanceolata
Plectranthus alloplectus
Plectranthus parviflorus
Plectranthus suaveolens
Pollia crispata
Polyscias elegans
Polyscias murrayi
Polyscias sambucifolia
Powteria australis
Pouteria myrsinifolia
Prostanthera ovalifolia
Psychotria daphnoides
Psychotria loniceroides
Psychotria simmondsiana
Quintinia sieberi
Rapanea variabilis
Rhodamnia rubescens
Rhodosphaera rhodanthema
Rubus moorei
Rubus nebulosus
Sambucus australasica
Scolopia braunii
Sloanea australis
Smilax australis
Smilax glyciphylla
Stenocarpus salignus
Stenocarpus sinuatus
Stephania japonica
Synoum glandulosum
Syzygium australe
Syzygium crebrinerve
Syzygium francisii
Syzygium luehmannii
Syzygium oleosum
Tabernaemontana pandacaqui
Tasmannia insipida
Themada triandra
Toechima tanax
Toona ciliata
Tragia novae-hollandiae
Trema tomentosa
Trichosanthes subvelutma
Tristaniopsis collina
Triunia youngiana
Trochocarpa laurina
Trophis scandens
Urtica incisa
Viola hederacea
Wilkiea austroqueenslandica
Wilkiea huegeliana
Xanthorrhoea johnsonii
Xanthorrhoea macronema
Zehneria cunninghamii
Zieria odenodonta
Zieria arborescens
Zieria smithii
 
Monbresia lilly
Stinging Tree
Native Geranium
Arecestrum rhomonzoffeanum

 

Track Map

Identifications from one or more of Beechmont Expert and Mike Russell

 

Leptospermum variabile

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