Books for Sale at the Nursery

Please support the work of Coolum and North Shore Coast Care by purchasing one or more 2018 calendars which are now available for $10.00 at the nursery. The calendar raises funds for Coast Care and their practical activities to protect and conserve coastal fauna and flora.








This edition updates and extends the previous “revised edition” which was originally published in 2008. It is completely revised with updated plant names, over 250 additional species, and rewritten and expanded plant descriptions incorporating more detail in many cases.

“Mangroves To Mountains” is a 576 page full colour field guide, ideal for identifying the native plants of south-east Queensland and northern NSW and is the most comprehensive for the region. But the area of coverage extends further north and south because many of the plant species covered are not just limited to south-east Queensland.








Rainforest rainforest-trees-shrubsTrees and Shrubs A field guide to their identification” An enlarged and revised Field Guide/key to the identification of rainforest trees and shrubs, from Rockhampton Qld and down through the States of NSW and Victoria. “Rainforest Trees and Shrubs” includes descriptions of 850 species (an increase of 309 from the earlier ‘Red Book’), each with leaf and fruit drawings.









A fieldrainforest-climbing-plants guide to the rainforest climbers of Victoria, NSW and sub-tropical Queensland using vegetative characters.

Updated Edition now enlarged to also include:-

Rainforests of mainland eastern Australia south of the tropics.
Now covers Rockhampton in Qld to NSW and Victoria.
Species in vine thickets, the drier inland extensions of rainforests.
More marginal, early pioneer and ‘gap’ species.
This latest edition runs to 192 A4 size pages. view book statistics
Botanical names of previously unnamed species (now formally named).
New species “with “phrase names” awaiting scientific description.






grassesnoosabiospherereserve“Grasses” is an A4 soft cover book with 140 pages featuring 63 native and 45 introduced grass species. Each species has an attractive glossy photograph, making identification easier. Due to the authors and publishers practical experiences, they have included other topics, eg. ‘The Healers’ (plants used for land rehabilitation), ‘The Invaders’, ‘Pasture Grasses’ and ‘Landscaping’.









Weeds242 full size images of weeds and 20 of the most invasive weed grasses of the Sunshine Coast. Many are also common to Cooloola, Fraser Island and South-East Qld. Methods of weed control and disposal are described. Written by Joan Heavey and Sonia MacDonald.











This book is intended as a starting point in the study of sedges, rushes and restiads, and is a sister book to Grasses, above.











NNPThis is an informative and well produced book describing native plants endemic to Noosa Shire, but it is also relevant to the broader south-east Queensland region.

The Noosa area is home to many different plant communities. This book is divided into ten broad vegetation categories and includes about 500 of the better-known plants.

Each chapter begins with a short description of a plant community and where to find examples of this community within the Noosa Area.

Where species occur in more than one vegetation type, this is noted. Plants are arranged alphabetically within the chapters using botanical names, but with the common names included, where known.





Aus Stingless BeesThis detailed, easy-to-read book guides you through all aspects of the hobby — from understanding the inner workings of your nest to caring for your own stingless bee or ‘sugarbag’ colony.

It covers the basic beekeeping techniques used in Australia today, but also features John Klumpp’s own unique designs for hives and hive accessories.







Create more butterfliesThis book contains over 250 full colour photos of butterfly lifecycles and caterpillar food plants for 48 different species of butterflies that occur in the south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Thirty-one of the 48 species covered were raised from butterfly eggs laid on host plants grown in a 16 perch (405 sq m) inner suburban garden in Brisbane. All photos are of living animals. Much other information is also covered.








Nest Boxes for WildlifeMuch of Australia’s wildlife will not survive without hollows for nesting. With some basic carpentry skills you can build a nest box, and be rewarded by the pleasure of watching the activities of the wildlife that take up residence. Nest boxes attract wildlife back into gardens thereby introducing breeding and other enriching activities into our daily lives, and may assist populations of endangered species. Stacey and Alan Franks have spent years researching the needs and habits of hollow-dependent fauna.








Whether biting awildlife-of-greater-brisbanents, brilliantly coloured birds, or tiny marsupial mice, this guide contains many creatures you’re likely to find while living in Brisbane. This new edition of one of Australia’s most successful wildlife guides features 100 extra pages of easy-to-read information and hundreds of brilliant, new full colour photographs. It describes the animals most likely to be encountered by residents and naturalists alike, and is a must-have book for anyone who cares about our wildlife.








Published by the Queensland Mycological Society, these two glossy reference charts are invaluable aids in identifying the beautiful fungi hiding in our natural lands.


$10 each









A field guide to some of the interesting and unusual fungi of the Australian subtropics. The guide covers 115 species, with illustrations and descriptions of each. Many of the species covered appear for the first time in a field guide.

This book is aimed at field naturalists wanting to develop an interest in the fungi of the Australian subtropics. It contains a simple morphological key to the main groups of fungi. The fungi of the Australian subtropics are a very diverse and little studied group of organisms, many of which appear to be unique to the region.






Not a book as such, but an interactive key which includes 1,139 species of rainforest trees, shrubs and climbing plants, from Rockhampton to southern Victoria. Each species has a fact sheet that describes the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers and fruit. The distribution and rainforest type is outlined, and as to whether the species is native or introduced and whether it is listed as rare or threatened in any of the states. Each fact sheet includes line drawings and images of general and detailed features used in the identification process.

The features and states used in the key are described with attached diagrams and with hotlinks to species that show that particular detail.







Descriptions and photographs of 235 native plants of Bribie Island and coastal areas of Moreton Bay Region, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast in South-east Queensland, AUSTRALIA.