Threatened plants are heading back into the wild

We are really excited this week at Natura as we move ahead to plant 225 young trees in the regenerating bushland at a new development in Upper Coomera! These little beauties are not just any old trees, but are 2 threatened tree species that are sadly now very rare in the wild – and there …

Exciting News – Natura Pacific on Gardening Australia

The team at Natura Pacific were very proud to see our Director Kieran Richardt appear on ABC’s Gardening Australia last week (Friday, March 23rd at 7.30pm), delivering what we saw as an Oscar-worthy performance. The ever-charming Jerry Coleby-Williams and his fabulous team spent the day filming at our Burleigh premises and we were thrilled to see the segment …

The rare and beautiful Coxen’s fig-parrot – How you can help!

Is this South East Queensland’s rarest bird? The Coxen’s fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diopthalma subsp. coxeni) is arguably South East Queensland’s rarest bird, with only a handful of sightings having been made (in secret) in the past decade to reporting authorities such as BirdLife and the Queensland Government. This species is apparently only just hanging on in …

VIDEO: Kids learning from close encounters

Here at Natura we are big believers in the incredible learning value of experiences that children get from venturing outside. In this video we get to share in some of the wonder that little Jackson experiences during some close encounters with some of our wonderful Aussie wildlife… By simply getting young children outside to explore …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 8: The Red and Yellow Mountain Frog

This is the first professionally produced episode of our pilot series ‘Back from the Brink’, all about the beautiful and elusive Red and Yellow Mountain Frog. We are very proud to be sharing it with you. Take a look… The ‘Back from the Brink’ series is the first of its kind to exhibit a series …

VIDEO: Homes among the gum trees – Nestbox installation

Join one of our Field Ecologists, Bastian, as he undertakes the huge task of nestbox installation at a site in south east Queensland. Nestboxes can provide a helping hand to fauna species that may have been displaced through the loss of their habitat. Take a look at the video to find out more… If you …

VIDEO: Australia’s beautiful spring wildflowers

Take a look at some of the exquisite Australian wildflowers that Natura’s ecologists have photographed on their travels this Spring. These little treasures can be found hidden away in so many places at the right time of year, all you need to do is take a bit of a closer look… Do you need some …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 7: The Coxen’s Fig-parrot

As a follow on from our recent blog story on this rare and elusive bird, take a look at this short video with Dr Rochelle Steven who tells us a bit about the Coxen’s Fig-parrot. More importantly, find out what you can do to help secure the future for this tiny but spectacular Australian bird. If …

Meditation and Mindfulness – Helping to deal with stress

Does life stress you out at times? Well you are certainly not alone! In fact nearly one in four Australians reported moderate to severe stress levels according to The Australian Psychological Society’s 2014 National Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey[1]. While we cannot eliminate every source of stress, thankfully we can increase our capacity to …

VIDEO: Native stingless bees – Adding brood to a budding box

Once again we join Natura’s Director, and resident native bee expert, Kieran to learn more about keeping and caring for native stingless bees. In this video Kieran, with some help from his young son, shows you how to extract brood from an established hive to transfer into a budding box to create a whole new …

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