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The Mapping here is currently offline or in limited development display. Google has changed its Mapping Api requirements and we are investigating on-going use of their Apis versus alternate systems. We apologise for the current limitations on use of maps here.

The Database in this website seeks to combine a wide array of field work by various individuals and organisations in observations and identifications of species found on Tamborine Mountain

A complexity of environmental factors has produced a complexity of vegetation across Tamborine Mountain. These can best be seen and understood as communities or ecosystems of plants and animals. They are a convenient way to classify the considerable biodiversity of Tamborine Mountain which is also reflected in the diversity of its animals. Our primary Species List is broken down by Vegetation Community should you wish to filter species by those communities.

Based on observation entered in this Database, we will occasionally analyse and update breakdowns of Species lists by locations.

For full observational data, please refer to the Observations menu items. However this data is as yet not ready for public release. Registered members can login to see >9,000 bird observations.

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)