Geology of the Bally Mt Conservation Reserve

16 Apr 2012 2:07 PMSusan GuthrieGeology of the Bally Mt Conservation Reserve

Whilst wandering out in the Tallebudgera Valley last September, one of the landowners mentioned the new Bally MT Conservation Reserve (see earlier blog for more info) that was being amalgamated by the GCCC at the time. After gaining permission to walk through his property, I followed a steep 4wd track up to a small plateau below the main peak and took a few photos of the interesting and unusual geology I saw.

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David Fleay Wildlife Park 60th anniversary

4 Apr 2012 12:19 PMSusan GuthrieDavid Fleay Wildlife Park 60th anniversary

In late 1951, after investigating around Brisbane and South East Queensland, David Fleay selected the Tallebudgera estuary as a suitable site for a fauna reserve. The attraction of the site was, according to Fleay, the flood-free forested slopes and gullies, a splendid run off, koala fodder gums with koalas in residence, and the presence of fish, mammals and birds.

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Brahminy Kites at Tallebudgera

4 Mar 2012 4:57 PMSusan GuthrieBrahminy Kites at Tallebudgera

I first encountered the beautiful brahminy while walking around the ocean view track at Burleigh National Park around five years ago. One glimpse of their striking chestnut body, white head and chest with black wing tips had me wanting more.

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Minjungbal Cultural Centre

13 Feb 2012 7:24 AMSusan GuthrieMinjungbal Cultural Centre

Ian Black of Geo-Nature Walks and Tours describes life in the 1900s of the indigenous people of Tweed Heads.

Towards the end of Kirkwood Rd, South Tweed Heads, you will find the Minjungbal Museum and Culture Centre and the Ukerebagh Nature Reserve (photo 1).

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Springbrook, the early days

18 Jan 2012 9:46 AMSusan GuthrieSpringbrook, the early days

Experience the history and natural beauty of Springbrook with Ian Black of Geo-Nature Walks and Tours on his wonderful Experience Springbrook guided walking tour.

To whet your appetite, read on for a fascinating account of Springbrook and the early settlers.

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