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Glaciers no longer exist in Australia, although they do exist in the Australian Antarctic Territory. During the last Ice Age, glaciers were present in areas of southern Australia and Tasmania, but now the closest glaciers to Australia are those on the slopes of Puncak Jaya, a mountain with an altitude of over 5030 metres, in the central mountain range of New Guinea.

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High Fliers

Sometimes we may see birds such as Wedge tailed Eagles (up to 1,800 metres) and Pelicans (up to 3,000 metres) soaring on the thermals in the skies above Tamborine Mountain.

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Furry and Venomous

The majority of venomous creatures are reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates, however there are also a handful of venomous mammal species, one of which is found on Tamborine Mountain.

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Cockroaches – not all bad

There are over 4,000 species of cockroach worldwide. The vast majority of cockroach species avoid human habitation and live in forests, caves, grasslands, deserts and marshes; they may live high in the canopy of forests or underground. Native cockroaches perform important functions in the natural environment – they facilitate the recycling of organic matter by feeding on rotting wood, bark, leaves and also form an important food source for insects, birds, lizards, frogs and mammals.

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Depth Perception

Animals that can move need to navigate through their surroundings, a vital source of information is provided by sight. Expressed simply, a sense of sight is the ability to detect electromagnetic waves through the eyes, which are converted into electrical impulses which are then relayed to, and interpreted by, the brain.

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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)