Lighthouses of Tasmania Tea Towel: On sale now

Some may miss the Friends of Tasman Island’s Lighthouses of Tasmania calendars, hopefully their new fundraiser, the Lighthouses of Tasmania tea towels will interest you and also support their restoration work on Tasman Island. The tea towel is drawn and designed by Tasmanian Artist Peter Gouldthorpe. Featuring 11 Tasmanian Lighthouses.  A perfect Christmas gift! Check out all our products at the Wildcare shop

Volunteer Opportunities Magic Spots

GIVE PARKS AND WILDLIFE A HAND DECEMBER 2017 OR JANUARY 2018 HOLIDAY IN A MAGIC SPOT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS   CAPE BRUNY VOLUNTEER CARETAKER Your own 3 bedroom renovated Light house keepers quarters 2 Days Weather Observation Training provided by BOM prior to start – 2 Observations a day 9am and 3pm with a […]

Maatsuyker Island Newsletter Nov 2017 Get your copy of the Maatsuyker Nov 2017 newsletter Here. 2017 was an exciting year for the Friends of Maatsuyker. Read our brilliant newsletter to find out what fantastic things FOMI branch has been up to – and maybe brag about us to your friends so they can join us too. Learn about the […]

Bricklayer Required – Can you assist?

Can you help us? Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station need a bricklayer to extend a small retaining double red brick wall that is about 600mm high at the Quarantine Station.  They have the bricks! This may be a 2 day job involving the pouring of a small foundation (approx 2hrs work) and the laying of […]

Lillico Penguin Platform birthday celebrations

Friends of Lillico Penguins

   The penguin viewing platform at the eastern end of the Lillico Conservation Area has hosted many thousands of visitors over the past 21 years.  For many years, and well before the permanent old viewing platform was built in 1996, dedicated Friends of Lillico volunteers have mounted a nightly vigil to await the return of […]

Trimming Wild Growth

Mount Connection There was 600 metres of quite dense vegetation reclaiming the Mount Connection Track. One of the dominant plants was Bauera, typically with masses of wiry branches that make it slow work to clear. However, since we acquired hedge trimmers the difference in what can be achieved on a day is amazing. One of these trimmers, together […]

Penguin to Cradle Trail Update

North West Tasmania suffered a rain event in June 2016 that caused major flooding in many areas. The Penguin Cradle Trail suffered damage. The Leven River catchment has been affected and in places the water was 6 to 8 metres above normal river levels. The major bridges damaged or missing in the Gunns Plains / […]

Lend a Hand to the Lobster Ponds

 Wildcare volunteers are invited to come along to the Lobster Ponds Haven, Flowerdale and see the ‘surprise’ baby  Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobsters.    A working bee is planned  by the Friends of the Freshwater Lobster, at the Ponds on 18th November from  9am -4pm. Apart from working through the list of jobs planned by Kevin and Russell, there will be time for […]

Desperate Plight of the OBP Film

Snowgum Press Films & The Bob Brown Foundation present the première screening of The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot a film by David Neilson, renowned wildlife photographer and OBP volunteer. STARRING  Matilda – World’s  first cross-fostered OBP.  (After commendable accolades in her debut season we hope she makes a return to the screen in  2017/18!) To […]

Avoiding Uniformity

Friends of Mt Field

Visitor Centre Russell Falls Track Showers were predicted although the Upper Derwent valley forecast suggested these would not be until late afternoon or evening.  We did hear from Linda, the duty Ranger, that it was cold and windy and wet in the alpine area, but at the visitor centre it remained lovely and sunny. Beside the new track […]

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