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 […]

A Bit of Gardening

Friends of Mt Field

When it is snowy in the high country it is far from ideal for doing track work and staying down at lower altitudes quite compelling. In any event showers about the mountains were noticeable and the occasional one even reached us where we were. A list of tasks was suggested by the Parks staff and […]

Bruny Quarantine Station Working Bee

A blue sky Tuesday August 4th encouraged keen volunteers to the Quarantine Peninsula on North Bruny to continue general restoration work and development of the new information centre for the Bruny Island Quarantine Station. The Information Centre is planned to be open for the 2015/16 summer season and will be housed in the old Plant […]

We just beat the rain

As predicted snow was at sea level on Monday, but fortunately Tuesday was a much more congenial day for working in the bush. Even so, the snow was clearly visible a short bit higher up but with sun out it was quite pleasant where we were located. Soon after packing up and going out the […]

Care taking on an island anyone?

Summer care taking positions on Bruny Island Quarantine Station close this Friday 7th August – please contact Friends of Bruny Island if you are interested    

We think we got the lot

Friends of Mt Field

Marriotts falls Track Back in 2013 a patch of Spanish Heath (Erica lusitanica) was noticed not far from the track to Marriotts Falls and a start made on removing it. The location was surrounded by a large grassy marsupial lawn that was presumably once a farm paddock. Although in this area the track crosses private […]

June Jam Packed Jolly Report

Friends of Freycinet

  The June Freycinet working bee was certainly jam packed (starting off with jam and cream and scones), and pretty jolly as well. Thirteen Wildcare volunteers spent 481 hours around Coles Bay and far flung beaches to the north, weeding, raking, burning, cleaning, clearing drains, picking up rubbish, pointing (rock work, not looking at views), […]

A Museum for Melaleuca

It seemed a good idea when Friends of Melaleuca was offered the opportunity to take over the Deny King Bird Observation Hide as a space to house a small museum. Because of the increasing vulnerability of the endangered Orange-bellied parrot, the bird monitoring program was moved to a location further away from the busy airstrip […]

Claytons Corner Melaleuca

Where Melaleuca Inlet broadens into Forest Lag before flowing into Bathurst Harbour, there is a quiet nook called Claytons Corner. A jetty there is a favoured refuge from the ‘Roaring Forties’ for small yachts and fishing boats, and a little up the bank a small cottage is hidden among the trees. The cottage snuggles next […]

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