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Great reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
Our little shop is bursting at the seams with a range of good
books, and there is always new stock to choose from. The
funds generated by this shop
are crucial in supporting our
work financially. Our volunteer staff are very friendly: do drop
in to say hello and buy a book
or two.
Shop 15 / 10 Main St Nth Tamborine (behind the shops
and down the laneway)

News Flash 

Sunday 30th April 2017 

Learning about our Rainforests
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Two Year 4 Tamborine Mountain College classes spent a fascinating morning at Esme Lahey Environmental Park on 26th April. Students walked the trail and explored the subtropical rainforest with the help of worksheets from the TM Landcare booklet. They studied the water bugs in the seasonal creek and were fascinated to discover that the health of our waterways can be assessed by the presence of the various insects and bugs in our creeks.

Note that copies of the booklet are available for sale at the Piccabeen Bookshop; it's a great resource for grandparents and parents.

The Legacy of Ex-cyclone Debbie  
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The heavy rain fortunately did not inflict severe damage on our Landcare regeneration sites, although a number of trees fell across paths and some steeper slopes suffered mild erosion.

The walking tracks in Ohio Court Reserve did suffer some damage, but they have since been repaired by one of our hard-working contractors, Damien Draper.

This reserve has always been a favourite with local residents; do wander through and see what can be achieved by volunteers, working with Council, to restore our natural spaces.

Another Successful Book Sale 
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Mountain residents and tourists have come to expect great bargains at our twice yearly book sales at the Landcare Centre shed. They weren't disappointed on 9th April, coming away laden with bags of great books donated to our Piccabeen Bookshop. The bookshop volunteers did a wonderful job of sorting and arranging the books so that buyers could browse in their favourite categories as well as chancing on a great, unexpected find.

These sales are a very popular way of generating funds for our regeneration projects.
Plant of the Month:
Pandorea jasminoides (bower vine)  
This vigorous native vine, with beautiful large pink flowers, can be used to cover fences and perg olas or as a ground cover spilling down over banks. It is now in flower and can be seen at the Landcare Centre on Hartley Road, in the Native Garden next to the shed.
Local Poet's New Book at Piccabeen
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Raymond Curtis' lovely book of poems featuring our mountain, The View Westward, is now on sale at the Piccabeen Bookshop for $19.95. It's great to dip into, to relax with - and it would make a fine gift for visitors or for a mother this Mother's Day.

We are very grateful that Raymond is generously donating the profits from the sale of his book to Tamborine Mountain Landcare and to the Tamborine Mountain Orchestra.

New volunteers always welcome! 
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.. whether you would like to be part of our friendly regeneration teams or would like to lend a hand at the bookshop. No experience is necessary.

Contact our president,
Judith Roland, on 5545 2052 / 0429 808 206 /

And if you have questions or suggestions, Judith is always keen to listen and talk about Landcare matters. 





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