Threatened Plants Tasmania Surrey Hills Surveys

Threatened Plants Tasmania

We would like to invite expressions of interest in these day trips to monitor the progress of the ‘crowded leek orchid’ population at Westwing Plain. Tentative dates are 19 November, 12 December, 5 January 2015, 24 February 2015 Please respond to Alison van den Berg at indicating the dates on which you would be […]

Lighthouse Keeper Interview

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Have a listen to John Cook, the second longest serving keeper in Australia. A fascinating interview with the ABC.  John worked on Maatsuyker Island, Tasman Island, Eddystone Point and Bruny Island. Click here for the ABC Interview

History book released

A new book on the history of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station has been released by local Author Kathy Duncombe. This book documents the history of the Quarantine Station site at Barnes Bay. Beginning with the early Aboriginal occupation; European settlement in 1856; establishment of a State maritime quarantine station in 1884; acquisition by the […]

Free Community Event


A free presentation on Short-tailed Shearwaters – their migration, life histories and threats – will be held at the Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club on Wednesday 25 February 2015. Dr. Eric Woehler is on the Executive of the Australian Coastal Society and Convenor of BirdLife Tasmania. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the […]

Funding for rookery protection


Wildcare Deslacs has been successful in gaining funding from the Australian Government’s Naturally Inspired Grant program to control Spanish heath at the short-tailed shearwater rookery at Cape Deslacs. Funding has also been received from our whole-of-state Wildcare Incorporated group. Thank you also to Dick and Marian Jex for your donation to Wildcare Deslacs!

Recognition for Wildcare Group


We all know that groups work really hard on their projects and its gratifying to see that they are recognised for their efforts. Check out this list of awards for the Wildcare Deslacs group: A national finalist at the 2014 Australian Landcare Coastcare awards. Awarded the 2013 Tasmanian Landcare Coastcare award. Received a High Commendation […]

Heritage walk completed

The new Heritage Interpretive Walk at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station enhances any visit to this beautiful peninsula with the varied history of the site well explained and directional signs in place. The full walk will take you from the Nuenonne people’s sign to the site of the first European settlers cottage and the Shelter […]