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 […]

Celebrating the opening of Deny King Heritage Museum

Friends of Melaleuca celebrates opening of Deny King Heritage Museum  Friends of Melaleuca and guests gathered for the launching of the Deny King Heritage Museum on Friday 30 June. The displays had been installed at Melaleuca during the busy summer season, and at last with winter here we were able to celebrate the achievement. The […]

Opportunity for Caretakers

Bruny Island Quarantine Station Volunteer Caretaker Summer Program September 2017 to May 2018      About Bruny Island Quarantine Station The Quarantine Station consists of a peninsula of 128 hectares extending into Barnes Bay at Bruny Island. Although a peninsula the Station looks and feels like an island.   The people of the Nuenonne Aboriginal Tribe […]

Bruny’s Beautiful Caretaker Encounters!

When most Victorian families are heading north seeking sunshine, this winter my family packed our thermals, polar fleeces, down jackets, beanies and gloves to be the voluntary caretakers at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station. With my husband and I both employed in the environmental field, we are always out and about in nature with our […]

Fortune Returns

New Town At one stage we had a run of good fortune with bad weather only arriving after our work had finished and we back at the cars.  Today this luck returned and rain only started an hour afterwards.  The morning had been sunny followed later by a bit of cloud making for quitter pleasant conditions for working.   […]

Maatsuyker Island Art Cards, a great success

FOMI art card compilation hi-res 2017-05 landscape grey FOMI Art Cards Bookmarks Order Form 2017-05-16 “Maatsuyker Island Art Cards, a great success” The Art Card series produced by Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare reached $3000 in sales in just over 12 months. This project involved design, research, printing, production and sales of 11 designs […]