TPT trip to Lauderdale Saltmarsh – 15 October

Threatened Plants Tasmania

This trip aims to survey saltmarsh areas near Lauderdale for a number of threatened species.  Target species include the rarely seen aquatic herb Ruppia tuberosa (tuberous sea-tassel). The Ruppia is known from only three sites in Tasmania, and was last recorded in the Lauderdale area by Winifred Curtis in October 1977. Other species that may […]

TPT trip to Badger Head – 15 October

Threatened Plants Tasmania

This trip involves surveying a covenanted property adjacent to Narawntapu National Park for a range of wetland ephemeral threatened plants, including Stylidium spp (triggerplants). If time permits, a second nearby covenanted property will be surveyed for the EPBC-listed Xanthorrhoea bracteata (shiny grasstree). Please visit http://tpt.org.au/tpt_project/fieldtrip.php and read the trip flier for full details. If you […]

Penguin Cradle Trail Flood issues

This information is correct at Sept 2016. We hope to have an update available early December 2016. North West Tasmania suffered a rain event in June 2016 that caused major flooding in many areas. The Penguin Cradle Trail has also suffered damage. The Leven River catchment has been hard hit and in places the water […]

Invitation to attend Presidents’ Forums

Branch Presidents or their nominees are invited to register for the next round of Presidents’ Forums, to be held in Hobart on Saturday, 12 November 2016 (10.00 am to 4.00 pm) and at Deloraine on Sunday, 20 November, also 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Themes to be covered at each Forum are the same and […]

Sea Spurging on hold!

Sea spurge is still a pest at Narawantapu. It is on hold because Wildcare, Friends of Narawantapu have some funding to allow spraying on November 15th (King tide) to help knock this beasty over. This does not mean we have been resting on our shovels instead once a month we have been the labourers for […]

Wildcare BOM meeting summary

WILDCARE Inc Office

Another successful BOM meeting was held last week. Some of the exciting actions include appointing a new treasurer and a new secretary – Well Done Wildcare. Please check the minutes here for more details.

Swayed by Strong Winds

Wellington Park Bushcare

Inglewood Gorse   Morning break at Inglewood     It was a mild day but the wind did get strong enough to blow off hats and tip over our packets of biscuits during our morning coffee break.  It used to be morning tea, but now that the City of Hobart bushcare office supplies a fresh […]

Deal Island Working Bee

Friends of Deal Island

Expressions of interest are invited for a Deal Island working bee. Thanks to Landcare Tasmania we have a grant to install erosion control on a steep sandy bank, continue the weeding effort on sea spurge, ragwort, mullein, horehound and a few others, plus some general maintenance. Places are limited to 8 people. Dates are flexible […]

Freycinet Centenary

Friends of Freycinet

The Freycinet Centenary Festival was held from the 27th to the 29th of August and was very successful and well organized. Although we did not get huge numbers due mainly to the fact that it was a 3 hour (or more) trip from the major population centres, those who made the trip and the locals […]