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Whatever the weather, a good book is great to have on hand
Our Piccabeen Bookshop is well stocked to tempt all readers with books that are just right for every season of the year.

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 10/15 Main St Nth Tamborine (behind the shops
and down the laneway)

News Flash 

Wednesday 1st May 2019 

Have you renewed your membership?
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... If so: a big thank you! We greatly appreciate your support. Your fees enable us to purchase plants for our rainforest regeneration activities. The more little tubestock that go in, the richer our forests as habitats for the myriad of life forms they support.

And if you've overlooked renewing your membership, here's how you can become one of our supporters again:
  • by Direct Deposit: BSB 084 852 Account 896195989 (Bank: NAB; Account Name: Tamborine Mountain Landcare). Important! Please use your surname & initials as the Reference  
  • at the Piccabeen Bookshop 10/15 Main St (behind Joseph the Greengrocer: go down the lane beside the health shop)
  • by cheque, made out to Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc. and posted to The Membership Secretary, 10/15 Main St, Tamborine Mountain, QLD, 4272
Please note that given the increase in postage rates, receipts for posted fees will now be held at the bookshop, for collection at your convenience. This system will enable us to devote our membership fees towards our regeneration activities.   
Changing your contact details
If you have any changes to your contact details (particularly postal or email address), please let us know by filling in a Change Details form. This form is available online via our Landcare web page ( From the home page, choose Forms and Documents from the menu on the left, and click on the Membership Member Change Details form under the heading Administration. Print out and fill in the form, leaving it at the bookshop, posting it to the Membership Secretary or emailing it to  

We welcome our members' prompt payments, since these help us continue our vital work of restoring the mountain's forests, enhancing our waterways and providing habitat for the forest dwellers.    
Tamborine Mountain State School Rainforest
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Located behind the carpark opposite the school, this beautiful remnant rainforest was left by the Curtis family for future generations to enjoy. It is home to some giant, very old trees as well as many other trees, shrubs, vines and ground cover plants. A recent flora survey by expert botanists identified 100 plant species in this little patch!

TM Landcare has assisted with weed control and organised the erection of benches to enable students to have outdoor classes in their own rainforest. The Men's Shed provided the free labour to build these benches and two large Richmond birdwing butterfly vine trellises. We are grateful to the men and to the Natural History Association, which provided funds for the materials.  Richard Bull from the Birdwing Butterfly Conservation Network has donated 10 vines which have already been planted, and educational signage will be erected shortly.

This project demonstrates how community groups can work together in practical ways to support young students in their environmental studies. School principal Mr Jason Smith has been very supportive and appreciative of Landcare's involvement in this special patch of forest. It is a precious heritage for both students and residents to honour and appreciate for its diversity.

The new Richmond birdwing butterfly trellis
At the Landcare Centre
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The native gardens are now maturing and are a good indication of species suitable for local gardens. Further educational signage is being prepared to promote the use of our local flora.

This diverse range of trees and shrubs has attracted a very pleasing range of birds, insects and other native inhabitants. The waterhole is always alive with many tadpoles, water dragons and the like. Recently a bird enthusiast, a Land for Wildlife Officer, identified 26 species of birds at the centre in just half an hour!

The Centre is very well used by locals and visitors. It is the home of Birdwings Bush Kindy, whose little members visit every Monday morning for outdoor fun and learning. During the recent school holidays Scenic Rim Regional Council organised a Bug Hunt for children, which was very well attended. The spot is also ideal for local wildlife photographers to capture a range of species.

It is very gratifying for us Landcare members, who have put a huge amount of effort into this space, to see how this simple natural area brings pleasure to visitors. Like them, we encourage you to explore and enjoy all that the site has to offer.  
Funding for our Projects
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It is time once again for TM Landcare to apply for Scenic Rim Regional Council's annual environmental grants. The funding we receive allows us to maintain our regeneration sites by hiring contractors to carry out the broad-scale clearing and weeding which is beyond the capacity of our willing volunteers. Over time, as the trees grow to maturity and the canopy closes over, less maintenance will be needed. Our major project, the Corridors Regeneration Project, is well on track to completion. The range of species in the sites along this corridor has already been greatly enhanced.

Our Piccabeen Bookshop provides a good portion of the funding needed for our work and we thank all who support it by buying great bargains from the excellent stock on offer. We are especially grateful to the volunteers who staff the shop so cheerfully and competently.

The latest Mega Book Sale at the Landcare Shed was a huge success, with more than $1000 taken in sales of books and plants. Thanks to all who donated books and to those who organised the massive effort involved in setting up this sale. All money raised goes back into our projects. 
Who Cares for our Sites?
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Sites currently maintained by contractors:
Ohia Court Reserve
Contour Rd - three sites
Youngman Family Park
Millet Park
Landcare Centre

Sites managed by working bee volunteers:
John Dickson Conservation Park and Arboretum
Rosser Park
Guanaba Park

The Tuesday Team volunteers spend a morning twice a month where their efforts are most needed - most recently, at our Landcare Centre.

Please contact Judith Roland on 0429 808 206 if you would like to join one of the groups. The work is not too hard and you will be made to feel very welcome amongst volunteers who enjoy restoring our local natural environments. 
National Tree Day: 28 July
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Do join others - locals, visitors, families, fellow Landcarers - on Sunday 28th July for a morning's planting of trees at Guanaba Park. Watch this space for more information closer to the day.

Last year's National Tree Day plantings are growing well. 
For More Information about our Activities
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Our Facebook page has current information about working bees, site photos, stories about our projects and the like.

Our website ( has a map of our regeneration sites on the home page: click on the icon button for details of each site.

For enquiries please call our president, Judith Roland - 0429 808 206 





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