19 people and 190 swans

19 people watching 190 swans – Lake Dulverton Oatlands   19 people gathered in Oatlands recently to look at birds, meet locals and visit animals on a farm. They were part of Wildcare’s Get Outside Program. Wildcare Inc is a volunteer group that assists thousands of volunteers across Tasmania with projects aimed at conservation of […]


Friends of Mt Field

Marriotts Falls Track The work on this day involved clearing back vegetation growing over the track to Marriotts Falls and the removal of invading weed species. The first 200 metres of the track is through a river reserve that previously had a pine forest and with the pines gone the native vegetation has returned with […]

Looking Good

Goat Hills The area had no been visited since July 2018, and fortunately the volume of new Spanish Heath plants and those previously overlooked was not daunting. Quite a number the larger plants were spotted growing with saggs that had now grown high enough to be seen. An area of about 4 hectares was scanned […]

Lillico Working Bee

On the 27th of April – Members from Friends of Lillico penguins held one of their working bees to help keep the area around the platform penguin ready.     If you would like to learn more about joining in on a working bee or to show your interest in guiding over the summer season […]

Maatsuyker Island Volunteers totally floored

MAATSUYKER FLOORING SAGA WILDCARE FRIENDS OF MAATSUYKER ISLAND By Ron Fehlberg The take over of Maatsuyker Island by the Tasmanian Government from The Australian Maritime Safety Authority took place in 1998. The Parks & Wildlife service took responsibility for the island and the volunteer caretaker program. In the ensuing years the houses fell into a […]

Cradle Mountain Weekend Working Bee – In Photos

Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers Working Bee –  6th and 7th of April Snow pole preparation:   Mt Kate Hut Ceiling and Maintenance:           —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Track work Pruning:  

Those trees are so tall

Tall Trees Walk – Mt Field National Park The sounds of people talking, the soft wind through the trees and the crunch of people’s feet as they scuff their way through the long strips of bark lining the Tall Trees walk. On Monday 11th March 2019, 34 people led by the Get Outside Leader Sara […]


Friends of Mt Field

The Friends of Mount Field have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) to upgrade a short section of track at Lake Fenton. The work involves making the existing track surface smoother by removing rock intrusions and where appropriate lay gravel. It will complement the bridge over […]

New Wildcare Board

Exciting times at Wildcare! Last week saw the new Wildcare Board meet for the first time at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This was followed by a reception for Wildcare volunteers and stakeholders at Government House, Hobart. Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC delivered a most heartfelt welcome speech to honour 20 years […]

Melaleuca Working Bee, March 2019

Melaleuca Working Bee, March 2019 by Cathie Plowman A team of 13 keen volunteers gathered at Melaleuca on 13 March 2019 for the annual working bee. Participants either arrived by plane that morning or had already arrived by boat. For those flying in, there were first-hand views to be had of the legacy of the […]

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