TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FLORA & FAUNA by Russell, Leiper, White, Francis, Hauser, McDonald & Sims is now on sale at local outlets for $15.
It is an excellent introduction to the natural history of this very biodiverse place – Tamborine Mountain, and follows on from the booklet published in 1988 (A Natural History of Tamborine Mountain).
The ten most important communities (regional ecosystems) on Tamborine Mountain are described with photos and include photos of unusual animals found in each.
Tamborine National Park has a number of sections on the mountain and readers are introduced to these, their locations, and the regional ecosystems that they encompass.
As a scientific study the book is the definitive description of the flora and fauna of Tamborine Mountain based on observations and more than 50 surveys over the past few decades. This data is in appendices for the benefit of scientists. For the general reader they are there simply for reference.
The authors include top experts in flora and fauna identification.