Biosecurity Visits Historic Site

Biosecurity – Steps into the Past Biosecurity Tasmania is the division of DPIPWE responsible for leading the biosecurity effort in Tasmania in partnership with the community and industry.  On Sunday 20th September Sabatino Cesile  Senior Biosecurity Officer took time out to visit the quarantine station on Bruny Island and to assist the ‘Friends of Bruny Island […]

Ambition Fulfilled

Friends of Mt Field

For several years the Friends of Mount Field have harboured the ambition of reopening access to Beatties Tarn. The original track was very badly located and simply went the shortest route, including a substantial portion through a very wet sphagnum flat through which the tarn outflow spread. The park management plan suggests a re-route of […]

Bruny Quarantine Station Treasures

Hobnailed Boots at  the Bruny  Island Quarantine Station. Winter caretakers, Sandra and Rob James (pictured), have been busy at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station on Killora Road. Sandra discovered three small sized hobnailed leather boot heels as she was energetically chipping weeds during the working bee on Tuesday September 1st. We wonder who wore the original […]

A spectacular Endemic Epacris

Good fortune was with us today, with pleasant, sunny and warm conditions together with the Epacris acuminate being in full flower. The Chapel access track for the drive to the Epacris site was dry which meant a quicker trip than if Montrose had to be used. The Epacris acuminate or Clasping-leaf heath as the common […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Island Art Auction

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Tuesday 13th October, 2015 Derwent Sailing Squadron, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay FOMI invites bids for this beautiful painting of the Maatsuyker Island lighthouse. Funds raised will contribute towards urgent conservation works on the lighthouse. The winning bid will be announced at this year’s FOMI AGM. The FOMI AGM will be held on Tuesday 13th October […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Island AGM & Art Auction

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Tuesday 13th October, 2015 Derwent Sailing Squadron, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay AGM commences 6.00 pm, followed by dinner at 6.30 pm. If you would like to stay for dinner please arrive at the DSS and order by 5.45 pm. Join us for the Friends of Maatsuyker Island AGM, annual dinner and art auction. This year’s […]

Weeding way down south

Annual Cockle Creek Weed Busters Working Bee Wildcare Friends of Far South Well ! did we strike it on the money last week for spectacular weather. We experienced glorious blue skies and light winds at Cockle Creek so the weed busters got stuck right in! The commitment to Cockle Creek through the ‘Wildcare Friends of […]

Chocolate Cake Day

Inglewood Site It was just as well that a good number of people were able to help on the latest Wellington Park Bushcare Group event as there was a big and very rich chocolate cake to get through. This was for the morning break and provided by the City of Hobart as a thank you […]