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2008 Feb - TNP Pirralilla and Palm Grove

2008 Feb - TNP Palm Grove Easement  - BowerbirdOur recent working bee on Saturday 2nd February was the first for 2008.  The group welcomed a new member, David who put in a huge effort.  We were fortunate that the predicted rain held off until the evening so we managed a considerable amount of work in the top section of Pirralilla (near the fig tree roundabout.)  One group cleared ragweed and numerous asparagus fern, cassia and ochna seedlings while the other group planted understory plants mainly ginger and walking stick palms.  As shown in the photo, a male bower bird has taken advantage of our revegetation work.

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2007 Nov - TNP Pirralilla Section

2007 Nov - Pirralilla Section - HarryTamborine Bush Volunteer, Harry Briggs at work in Pirralilla Section of Tamborine National Park.

The November working bee of the Tamborine Bush Volunteers (TBV) was spent working in Pirralilla Section of Tamborine National Park.  Members removed weed seedlings, mainly asparagus fern, ochna, privet and lantana.  Some time was also devoted to planting walking stick palms, native ginger and vines to attract the endangered Richmond Birdwing butterfly.

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Working in the National Parks

1991 TNP Palm Grove SectionThe role of groups such as the Tamborine Bush Volunteers is becoming more and more important as funding for national parks continues to decline in relation to area managed and the responsibilities of rangers.  Tamborine National Park is increasing in size (there have been several additions over the last five years), visitor numbers are increasing and the small, separate sections of the Park require constant work on weeds, tracks, etc.

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"Kath Dobbie's" and Tamborine Bush Volunteers

1996 - TNP Pirralilla Section  - Kath DobbieThe Kath Dobbie section of Tamborine National Park was gifted to the National Park by the late Miss Kath Dobbie on October 7, 1978.  This section, on the corner of Long and Macdonnell Roads, is 3.763ha in area and at that time consisted of mainly relatively pristine rainforest except on the southern side where there was a border of lantana and approximately .5ha of mown kikuyu where Kath Dobbie and her sister once grew cut flowers for commercial production.

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Would you like to give a hand?

1990 TNP McDonald - Track and BridgesThe Tamborine Mt. Volunteers are on the job again helping out John Johnstone’s overstretched National Park staff.  Of course all of us may not be up to carrying big logs, but there are lots of other ways of helping.  Someone has to rake out drains, knock down grass overhanging the tracks, pot new plants for areas where lantana has been cut out.  Yes even picking up beer bottles in Cedar Creek N.P.

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Book - The Mistletoes

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Copies of the excellent & definitive “ The Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria” by local authors John Moss & Ross Kendall now on sale at $27.50 from Mike Russell (5545 3601).

Book - TM Flora & Fauna

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FLORA & FAUNA by Russell, Leiper, White, Francis, Hauser, McDonald & Sims is now on sale at local outlets for $15.


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Random Images - Friends of TNP Bush Volunteers

  • 2010 - TNP Pirralilla Section - Planting in Rain
  • 2008 June - TNP Joalah Section
  • 1996 - TNP Pirralilla Section - Kath Dobbie
  • 2011 March - TNP Main Street Blitz

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)