Janelle’s Contribution Continues

We were all saddened to hear of the sudden death of Janelle Louise Payne on Friday 5th January this year.  Janelle was an active Wildcare member.  She enjoyed her two stints at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station and life itself to the fullest. Janelle did so much with the life she was given, and gave so […]

Finer Than Expected

Thark Ridge Uncertainty about the weather made the decision to go ahead with the work difficult. If made according to the forecast then it would have been cancelled, especially given that the work was in an alpine environment. However, there have been several occasions where the day turned out nicer than expected, so a decision was left until […]


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Reduced Scrub

Tom Thumb Track The track to Tom Thumb has been subject to a few comments about it being scrubby and there has been confusion as to where it starts for some people.   On this opportune day we set off with Peter from PWS down the rough Big Bend Fire Trail in a tough 4WD to add a sign to […]

New Tasmanians Learn Skills to Enjoy the Bush

On December 12th, Get Outside with Community hosted a training day, Exploring Tasmania Safely. Our audience were students from the Young Migrant English Programme at TAFE, who were finishing up their study responsibilities for the year and looking forward to summer holidays. These students come from diverse cultural backgrounds, with most newly arrived in Tasmania […]

Schouten Shenanigans

GOR BLIMEY! It’s the Schouten Island Barra Boy! His chair fell apart, but he made do with a one size fits all PWS wheelbarrow. You see, we badly needed a rest from our labours as for 7 days we gnashed 12,010 gorse plants (yes, we counted), thumped lots of thistles, and polished off (I hope) […]


Friends of Tasman Island

Crowd-funding as a means of raising funds for work on Tasman Island has been a new venture for Wildcare and Friends of Tasman Island. The project for 2017 was to restore the sunroom and verandah of Lightkeeper’s Quarters 2 (Q2). The crowd-funding was a huge success thanks to FoTI’s president, Carol Jackson and her team […]

Adding Softness

Friends of Mt Field

A grant from NRM South allowed the Friends of Mount Field to buy plants, stakes and tree guards to rehabilitate an area beside a new path to Russell Falls. We selected musk (Olearia argophylla), dogwood (Pomaderris apetala) and myrtle (Nothofagus cunninghamii) which grow naturally in the area and they will make the site more attractive. Meg and Greg planting […]

Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Caretaker Program 2018

The 400 hectare Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary features grassy woodlands, sandstone escarpments, caves, rich native bird diversity, and unique cultural heritage. At just 40 km from Hobart the reserve is accessible and frequented by bushwalkers, field naturalists, bird watchers, historians and family groups. This program is about establishing a roster of volunteers for periods of […]

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