Friends of Tasman Island

CALL FOR IMAGES LIGHTHOUSES OF TASMANIA CALENDAR 2016 The Lighthouses of Tasmania Calendar is a major fund-raiser for Friends of Tasman Island Wildcare Inc. The 2016 calendar will focus on formerly manned lighthouses  – Tasman, Maatsuyker and Deal Islands, Cape Bruny, Low Head, Eddystone Point, Table Cape, Cape Sorell, Cape Wickham and Swan & Goose Islands. Besides […]

Treasurer vacancy- is this you?

  Wildcare is seeking to fill the important position of Treasurer on its Board of Management. The following advertisement seeking applications will be featured in The Mercury on 25 April 2015 with a closing date of 22 May 2015. An information pack is available upon request from the CEO, Malcolm MacDonald, providing all relevant background information. Malcolm […]

Accessing a Little Known Gem

Friends of Mt Field

In the high country at Mount Field National Park is the delightful but little-known Kangaroo Valley.   It just has such a nice feel about it and during the late spring and early summer months reaches the peak with a range of colourful wildflowers. The Friends of Mount Field have been maintaining the access track from […]

Protecting a rare community

Below the foothills of Wellington Park in the Tolosa area there is a community of Epacris virgata, a rare plant threatened by the invasive Spanish Heath (Erica lusitanica scourge. The Wellington Park Bushcare Group has been removing the weed for 10 years. Two areas were targeted on this latest event, which for one spot was […]


Friends of Tasman Island

Volunteers of the Wildcare group Friends of Tasman Island & Wildcare Board member, Shane Pinner, attended the unveiling of a plaque on Tasman Island recently. In conjunction with a visit to the island by Rotary visitors, the  plaque, dedicated to lighthouse keepers and their families was  installed at the   Tasman Island lighthouse. There were over 80 visitors to […]