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Ticks

Ticks are bloodsucking external parasites related to mites.

There are around 850 species of ticks worldwide, Australia has approximately 75 species.

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Pollination

Plants have both male and female parts in their flowers – the male part is the stamen, which produces pollen. The female part is the stigma and style (together called the pistil); ovary and ovule; seeds and fruit develop in the female part of the flower. For a seed and fruit to develop pollen has to be transferred from the stamen to the stigma, this process is called pollination.

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Common Koel

In spring, Tamborine Mountain residents may notice an extra bird voice added to the usual chorus. A monotonous koo-el, koo-el, koo-el is the call of a Common Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) also known as the Stormbird or Rainbird. The call is used to demonstrate territory and attract a mate. The name of the bird itself, koel, is derived from a Hindi word based on the sound of the bird’s call. In Brisbane the name of a suburb was derived from the Aboriginal word for Koel - Tuwong or Toowong, which was also an imitation of the call of the Koel. Although the Koel is a diurnal bird it can sometimes call at night.

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Dust Storms

Recently residents of Tamborine Mountain found themselves surrounded by a haze of dust, as winds carried huge quantities of dust from the country’s dry interior across the Eastern seaboard of Australia.

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Its in our DNA

There was a time when DNA was a term mainly used by scientists, now even politicians tell us about their DNA. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) plays a vital and complex role in living organisms.

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Injured Wildlife

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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)