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One of the most important activities of the Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc (TMNHA) is to discover, collect and communicate knowledge about the natural history of Tamborine Mountain.

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Species Identification

{autotoc enabled=no}Our Association has members with extensive experience in Species identification.

It takes specialized skills and scientific expertise to correctly identify species. There are millions of species on Earth—between 5 and 30 million —and just 2 million species have been identified and named. That means there are more species that are unknown than known. In addition, some species are so similar that differences are visible only through DNA analysis. National Geographic.com

One of the challenges of getting close to nature is working out how to identify species of plants, animals, insects, reptiles .........  This may help to clarify that whilst we all try to be exact about it, there is sometimes room for some discussion on its accuracy. Check out lifeonterra.com for a video about The Species Problem.

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Peter Kuttner's Biodiversity Videos Story

In 1998 I began to createa video artwork of the Mountain’s biodiversity in the only way I could, as a visual artist.  I did not want to run the risk of it succumbing without trace to the threat posed by development and population increase in Australia’s fastest growing region. The Mountain’s biodiversity now faces the further threat posed by global warming.

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  • 2014-01-11 Daves Creek & Upper Ballunjui Falls
  • Description: Bushwalking in SE Qld
  • 2013-03-23 Venman Bushland
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  • 2017-05-13 Larapinta Trail
  • Description: Larapinta Trail
  • 2014-10-03 CedarCk Regen TMSHS
  • Description: Restricted Access
  • 2020-06-20 Mt Joyce
  • Description: Bushwalking in SE Qld
  • 2016-02-27 Box Log & Morans Falls_29
  • Description: Bushwalking in SE Qld

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)