Ablaze in August

Freycinet National Park  7-11 August 2017 What’s in a name?  Well, we had 8 eager participants all fired up and ready to go, we had the Hazards ablaze in the sun all week, and at the end of the day we had a cosy wood fire and a fiery red or two. We had two […]

Planting on Bare Ground

Friends of Mt Field

Marriotts Falls Track After preparing holes for plants at the open area on the track to Marriotts Falls two weeks prior we again went to help the children from Westerway Primary School put them in. It was for National Tree Day and is a Wilds’Cool project Happily, the weather was pleasant and the kids enjoyed […]

Cockle Creek Volunteer Caretaker Program Summer

WANTED – PEOPLE PERSONS –  HAPPY TO LIVE AT THE END OF THE ROAD AND BE WELCOMING TO OUR VISITORS   Please find a link to an Application and Information Document for the Cockle Creek Volunteer Caretaker Program for 2017 18 Cockle Creek Volunteer Caretaker are based at the Parks and Wildlife Service Quarters at […]

Close to the end

Inglewood   What a delightful sunny winter day for being outdoors. Even though the work was under trees it was still pleasant. Waiting for the call to return to work.  Greg K, Greg B, Nick, Gill, Michelle, Brian, Margaret (part hidden)  and Hillary   Site after work, note all the cut Gorse on the ground […]

Sponsorship for the Habitat Restoration and Shearwater Monitoring program

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island Wildcare (FOMI) acknowledge and extend a special thanks to the Pennicott Foundation for the recently received $5,000 donation toward the Habitat Restoration and Shearwater Monitoring Program on Maatsuyker Island (Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area). The Pennicott Foundation donation will greatly assist the works by FOMI to protect the island’s significant […]

Inspired Solitude – FOMI Exhibition at Rosny

  Exhibition Inspired Solitude: artistic interpretations of Maatsuyker Island Jutting out of the windswept ocean 13km off the coast in Tasmania’s South West Wilderness and home to Australia’s most southerly lighthouse, Maatsuyker Island ignites creativity in those fortunate to experience its raw beauty and wildness. Featuring new and experimental work from past volunteer caretakers Kate […]

FOM Minutes of Meeting June 2017

Minutes Friends of Melaleuca June 2017 General Meeting Date: Wed 14 June 2017 at DSS Dinner 6pm 7pm GENERAL MEETING Janet opened the meeting at 7.20pm. Present Rob Banfield, Andrew Boon, Imogen Burley, Jeanette Collin, Marg Cranney, Chris Creese, Janet, Geoff and Tony Fenton, Marianne Gee, Pip Gowen, Reg Grundy, Greg Hodge, Melissa Jack, Mary […]

Delightful Country

Friends of Mt Field

Seagers Lookout Country along the way to Seagers Lookout   It was 11 years ago when we last worked on the upper section of the Seagers Lookout track and in that time the bush had grown onto the track somewhat, without impacting walking there greatly.  But it was time to cut it back and with the use of […]

Rare as an OBP – monitoring volunteers wanted

Friends of the Orange-bellied Parrot (Wildcare Inc.) is calling for expressions of interest from pairs of volunteers to monitor the wild population of this critically endangered parrot over the coming breeding season. Each pair of volunteers will be transported to and from Melaleuca and provided with field accommodation to observe Orange-bellied Parrots between September 26, […]

Friends of the Margaret Mitchell Garden plant-out

Wildcare Friends of the Margaret Mitchell Garden celebrated their first year of caring for the native plant garden in Richmond by planting eighty new plants, donated by Les Payne (well known to many from his native plant nursery days at Pulchella). The small and enthusiastic group included Reuban who is pursuing his Landcare badge in […]

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