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20
Oct

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 6: Richmond Birdwing Butterfly

Join us as we visit the amazing rainforest of Tamborine Mountain to learn all about the beautiful Richmond Birdwing Butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia). Nick Moore, manager of the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, shares with us his knowledge of this vulnerable species as well as what efforts are being made to help its population recover… If you are interested …

27
Sep

Our incredible habitats: Queensland’s perched lakes

Have you ever heard of a perched lake? Perhaps you have been lucky enough to visit one but didn’t realise just how special it really is? For me, a recent visit to one of these amazing lakes, Lake Poona near Rainbow Beach, has inspired me to want to learn more! Perched lakes are also known …

5
Sep

Planting a native tropical garden is easier than you think

The tropical or Balinese garden style is a very popular one in Australia. In fact many urban gardens lend themselves to this garden style with lots of shaded areas to be found close to buildings. And of course with many of us wanting to recreate our ideal holiday setting at home, it is no wonder …

24
Aug

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 5: The Albert’s Lyrebird

In this latest instalment of ‘Back from the Brink’ we meet Naturalist Jeff Eller who tells us all about the Near Threatened Albert’s Lyrebird (Menura alberti) living in the beautiful forests of Tamborine Mountain. Jeff shares his passion for this spectacular bird and what work is being done to help it survive into the future. …

15
Aug

Money grows on trees – Measuring the $$ value of vegetation

Okay, I know money doesn’t actually grow on trees. But it might as well. In fact, the dollar value of trees is scientifically measurable. Research actually shows that trees are providing genuine economic benefits to people that are truly worth protecting. Just one example is one that we tend to think of first: trees improve …

7
Aug

Connecting people to nature – A challenge of the modern world

Humans have co-existed with other beings in the natural world for ages, but how would you define your connection with nature? Humans are born as a part of nature, and it explains why many of us tend to both crave and seek out ways of connecting with it. However, chances are for most of us, …

25
Jul

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 4 (Cont.): The Phrygian Bee Orchid in Turkey

Welcome back for the second part of our story about the Phyrgian Bee Orchid, filmed in the beautiful mountains of Turkey. Join Yasemin Konuralp, botanist and tour guide, to find out her ideas of how this tiny orchid can be better protected into the future. Also find out what she has decided to do to help …

17
Jul

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 4: The Phrygian Bee Orchid in Turkey

After a short break we return to our ‘Back from the Brink’ video series with Part 4, which was filmed far away in the mountains of Turkey. Meet Yasemin Konuralp who is a botanist and tour guide, and who has a true passion for teaching others about the endangered Phyrigian Bee Orchid. This tiny orchid …

30
Jun

World Environment Day – What is it all about?

Just a week or two ago, we celebrated World Environment Day. Now, you’ve probably heard about “Earth Day”, but not as many of us have heard of “World Environment Day”. Why is that so? While both days have a similar objective, to help raise awareness for us all to help protect the environment, The are …

21
Jun

Lots of eco-friendly fun at LEAF 2017!

The Natura team had lots of fun joining in with all the activities at the 2017 LEAF (Logan Eco Action Festival) recently. This was such an incredibly busy event and it was so great to see so many people supporting and enjoying a festival that was focused on all of us becoming more environmentally-minded. The …

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