TASMAN ISLAND NEWS

Here’s the latest newsletter from Friends of Tasman Island at http://wildcaretas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Newsletter-16-Xmas-2016.pdf .  Interested?   Contact http://friendsoftasmanisland@gmail.com to find out more.

Christmas Locations

It’s that time of the year again – Christmas, and I hope that some of you are heading off to some of Tasmania’s Christmas locations like… Christmas Beach Christmas Cove Christmas Creek Christmas Hills or even Christmas Marsh, rock, track, village, bay or island! If you don’t know where any of these places are, then […]

Delightful on the roof of Tasmania

Friends of Mt Field

K Col December 2016 Over the Rodway Range to K Col It was delightful on the roof of Tasmania with great views from the Rodway Range. That is we were early on this sunny morning on the way to K Col to complete the timber lining of the F.A. Bobs Peterson Memorial Hut. The upper two strips […]

First on ground effort – Billy Brown Falls

On Sunday, November 6th a successful working bee was held at Billy Browns Falls walking track near Judbury in the Huon Valley. It was the first on-ground effort of the Wildcare Friends of Billy Browns Falls, a group with a mission to promote and improve the visitor experience of this beautiful short walk and surrounding […]

Santa goes WILD

Santa joined WILDCARE Cradle Mountain Volunteers for their Christmas barbecue held on Mieke and Brad’s beautiful farm. Following a pleasant lunch in the gardens, members were taken on an interesting tour of the old homestead and shown the horse drawn farm implements which are still used today. Much fun was had by all when Santa harnessed up […]

Intruding on a Reptile – Goat Hills

Whilst working on a patch I noticed the end of a tail poking out from under some litter and realised it was a Bluetongue lizard.  It remained motionless for about 15 minutes or so while I worked nearby and eventually decided it was safe to emerge after I got a bit further away. Bluetongue is […]

No Highwaymen on Hounslow Heath

In the 17th and 18th centuries the area of Greater London known as Hounslow Heath was famous as a tract of land crossed by major roads and horse-drawn carriages that were often the subject of attention of highwaymen brandishing pistols. This is in stark contrast to Cradle Valley’s Hounslow Heath Circuit that, as a Grade […]

Discovery at Cheltenham Bush

Friends of Trevallyn Reserve

We had a lot of fun last working bee, starting with a journey of discovery at Cheltenham Bush in Prospect Vale. What an amazing array of wildflowers we found! After a pleasant lunch together, back at Anna’s house, we potted up and sowed seeds for 250 plants we intend to grow for revegetating a badly […]

50 young people leave no trace

The Get Outside with Community Program ran a training day for 50 young migrants at Chauncey Vale recently. The students were divided into five different teams and rotated around five different stations throughout the day covering topics as diverse as choosing safe tent sites and setting up tents, how to go the toilet in the […]


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