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Great reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
Our bookshop always has a great range of quality second-hand books at low cost, and given the quick turnover you're sure to find a book you're keen to read!

Do drop in to chat with the volunteers, find information about our Landcare  work and browse the hundreds of donated books while you're there.
The Piccabeen Bookshop is maintained entirely by volunteers and all income is returned to TM Landcare's projects.
Shop 15 / 10 Main St Nth Tamborine (behind the shops and down the laneway)

News Flash 

Wednesday 1st March 2017 

Lend a Neighbourly Hand:
Beechmont Tree Planting Day
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Here's an opportunity for Tamborine Mountain Landcare members to help our Beechmont Landcarers: a combined community planting day, working with Scenic Rim Regional Council to revegetate Back Creek at Beechmont.

Please join our volunteers and members of the Beechmont community to help beautify the centre of their town. Native trees and shrubs will provide habitat for birds, insects and small animals along this important creek corridor.

When: Sunday 26 March  8am-12pm
Where: between Graceleigh Park and Beechmont State School (on Beechmont Road)
Sign-on: next to the tennis court
Please wear: hat, gloves, sturdy shoes, sunscreen  
Tools provided (bring a spade if you can)
Refreshments provided

Mark the date in your diary!
For more information contact Judith Roland on 0429 808 206  
Macdonnell Rainforest Reserve: Our New Site
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The "Tuesday Team", one of our groups of keen volunteers, is beginning the long but rewarding task of regenerating rainforest at the Macdonnell Rainforest Reserve along Macdonnell Rd, Eagle Heights. They will be eradicating problematic weeds, securing the healthy remnant population of established native species and assisting the natural regeneration by planting appropriate tubestock.

This Scenic Rim Regional Council conservation area forms part of an important corridor. It links Joalah National Park with further rainforest across the road, successfully restored by Friends of Tamborine National Park, and with the Ohia Court Reserve, also regenerated by Tamborine Mountain Landcare volunteers.

The very friendly Tuesday Team meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and always welcomes new members. Phone Judith Roland (0429 808 206) for more information.

Lisa Granzien, a young volunteer with Gold Coast Intrepid Landcare, joined the Tuesday team at a recent working bee.
Great Educational Resource for Esme Park
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A revised version of our Landcare book, Environmental Trail at the Esme Lahey Environmental Park, is now available at the Piccabeen Bookshop for $10. Its educational units are designed especially for environmental studies in a subtropical rainforest. Included are teaching notes and student worksheets.

This is a most engaging resource for home schooling activities - or just to have on hand for children, grandchildren and young visitors. It's a great guide to exploring one of our most accessible sites!
Next Monster Book Sale
Come bag a bargain (or ten) at the Landcare Centre on Hartley Rd on Sunday 9th April. 

You'll find great volumes there to sift through for Easter reading pleasure. 

Mark the date in your diary.
Plant of the Month  

Pavetta australiensis (butterfly bush)
is a beautiful shrub local to Tamborine Mountain. It grows to approximately four metres. Flowers attract many insects and butterflies, including the Richmond Birdwing. See it in flower now at the Landcare Centre Native Display Garden on Hartley Road.
Featured site: Tamborine Heights Park  
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This very early Landcare project near the corner of Long and Contour Rds showcases the success of our rainforest restoration activities. We have added to the diversity of species while conserving the original remnant forest with its many large trees and rich understory. Now that the canopy has closed over, the site needs only minimal maintenance.

Take an easy walk along the newly upgraded track through the park and enjoy the serenity! Enter near the Landcare sign on Contour Rd (turn right from Long Rd) and follow the arrows and ribbons on trees.





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