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Wednesday 24th June 2020 


Thanks to Our Loyal Supporters
 
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... who have renewed their membership recently ... we can continue our vital environmental work, which depends on stable funding and volunteer support.
Piccabeen Bookshop Open Again
 
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In a steady flow, happy customers are stocking up on their winter reading. Our unique bookshop helps to finance our projects and also fills a need in the community for low-priced, quality second-hand books. The bookshop also stocks new books on local flora and fauna, which are rightly popular with residents as invaluable resources.  
Piccabeen and TM Landcare Office New Phone Number 
 
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Please record our new number:
0403 783 757  
Working Together to Create a Wildlife Corridor at the Lions Park
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TM Landcare volunteers and TM Lions Club members recently joined together (while maintaining social distancing) to begin replacing the line of privet trees that have until recently bordered one edge of this beautiful Scenic Rim Regional Council Park in Curtis Rd. Tamborine Mountain Landcare has been working with Council to cut down the very large specimens of these serious environmental weeds.  
 
Now, in the cleared space, the two groups have planted 200 trees and shrubs, to complete the first stage of this environmental project. It will create a corridor which adjoins the fine forest behind Tamborine State School car park. Local native species have been selected to encourage birds to use this corridor. For example, dense, prickly shrubs will provide safe habitat for little forest birds, and other species will attract butterflies and insects.  
 
The work of the two groups has been supported by the TM Rural Fire Brigade, whose members have filled our water tank. This is a fine example of community cooperation in the interests of our natural environment.  
 
TM Landcare Extends a Helping Hand
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At Wonglepong, near Canungra, local residents have formed a group to carry out regeneration work in the Hugh Mahony Reserve. This is a Scenic Rim Regional Council park, with a lake which supports many birds, ducks and other wildlife.  

The very enthusiastic group have asked TM Landcare for assistance in replacing weeds with local species. We are very happy to help. Recently, at a first joint working bee, stands of wild tobacco were removed, because although the fruit provides food for birds, the plan is to replant the area with natives (including those that provide seeds and fruit) and get the lake back to a more natural ecosystem. Many reeds, rushes and small shrubs were planted, and further working bees will also concentrate on planting more habitat.   
 
Revisiting the Skywalk Regeneration Project
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It is always very rewarding to revisit a site a couple of years after regeneration work has been completed. Before the project, the entrance into Skywalk was infested with lantana, which had smothered any struggling little rainforest seedlings. TM Landcare volunteers and contractors, with the assistance of a Queensland Government grant, have managed to return this area to native forest, to complement the rest of the property. Hundreds of Richmond Birdwing Butterfly vines have been planted by the owners, who also take care of this large site with its highly valuable native vegetation.
 
National Tree Day 2000: Rosser Park
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This will be held on Sunday 2nd August. Watch out for further information in the July Newsflash.

 

 

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Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc
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