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The term bandicoot is actually derived from an Indian word meaning pig-rat. However bandicoots are not rodents, they are a family of marsupials found in Australia, New Guinea and some islands. There are 9 species of bandicoot in Australia, they are closely related to the bilby which is sometimes called the rabbit eared bandicoot.

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Stinging Trees

There are 6 types of stinging trees in Australia, they are found along the East Coast of the continent. Four are low woody shrubs and 2 are trees.

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Sky Colours

One of the many beautiful features of Tamborine Mountain is the sense of being surrounded by sky. We have grandstand views of spectacular sunrises over the ocean, sunsets over the mountains, ever-changing cloud formations and starry skies at night. It seems as if every sunrise and sunset is slightly different not only because of the variation in clouds, but also the range of sky colours, which can vary from pale, delicate, pastel tints to bright vivid hues.
There are three factors that create our perception of the sky colours – light, our own perception and the Earth’s atmosphere

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There are six species of gliders in Australia, and Tamborine Mountain is home to five of them. What are gliders?  They are shy, nocturnal, possum-like marsupials who live in the trees of forests and woodlands and rarely descend to the ground.

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The Giant Earthworm ( Digaster longmani)

There are approximately 1000 species of earthworms in Australia, they are great improvers of the soil, and are popular with gardeners and invertebrates fans, but are regarded as boring and unappealing by most other people. Actually they are quite complex animals and although they are very familiar to us, how they live is quite unfamiliar.

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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)