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Nature Databases

There are many Nature Databases for Australia and the World. Species records exist in a number of those databases that may relate to Tamborine Mountain. TMNHA has been working with other Species experts and community observers for many years on a Tamborine Mountain Database now accessible through this website.

Some Nature Databases that may directly or indirectly relate to Tamborine Mountain include:

This Species Identification information may also be of use.

TMNHA Database

Whilst we are interested in assisting to locate and identify rare or new species on Tamborine Mountain, we do not have the respources to be a general species identification service to the public. Our Database has approximately 1200 species identified on Tamborine Mountain.

The objectives of Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc. (TMNHA) and the website is to share natural history and biodiversity knowledge and experiences. The history on developing the TMNHA website system with a database function was to provide opportunities for TMNHA in wide ranging data collection and display.  Some knowledge may have restricted access for various reasons.

YOU CAN ACCESS THE CURRENT DATABASE at this LINK or by the above Database sub menu item "Current Database Link".

Website Administrators can access the new Database in development by the sub-menu above only appearing on their logon.

Biodiversity data has been collected over a long history of various contributors, which includes

  1. Very old records donated to TMNHA
  2. TMNHA members developing and expanding that donated data  for printed materials
  3. TMNHA members collecting observations through organised bird and nature walks (on and off the mountain) and member's personal observations
  4. Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc (TML) was later formed and had members who were also or had been TMNHA members. TML arrange scientific surveys of specific sites to identify and monitor plants and animals at those sites. Its members have also contributed some personal observations.
  5. Past and continuing data collected by persons unconnected with TMNHA or TML.

 

Getting Started with iNaturalist

Any one can participate in species data collection for Tamborine Mountain (). With Data Collection by Mobile Apps and appropriate selection of one of our TM Data Projects, we can track data based on experience and quality of data collected. The following getting started guide is for our preferred free App from iNaturalist. Like any third party system associated with our activities, please note that each user must decide for themselves if they will use such third party services and software and to use them solely at their own risk. We can not and do not accept any responsibility for any loss incurred by their usage. Please use your mobile manufacturers approved mobile app download system.

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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)