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 …

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 …

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 …

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