Would you like to take a seat on the Wildcare Gift Fund Committee?

WILDCARE Inc Office

Expressions of interest invited – Wildcare Gift Fund Committee Membership The Wildcare Board is seeking expressions of interest for up to 6 Wildcare Gift Fund Committee Member positions, including a Chair. People who are attracted by Wildcare’s aim of bringing together the community to contribute to the conservation of Tasmania’s natural heritage, and who have […]

Overcoming a Water Problem

Water from a small creek had worked a way below the surface to seep out onto the Old Hobartian Track. A drain had been added to divert the water but the track often remained muddy.  The plan was to add rock to provide better passage for walkers. The channel to drain water away was widened […]

My Wild Gathering Experience

WILDCARE Inc Office

Words by Danielle Ross Walls   The Wild & Open Space Gathering was held on Saturday 19th October at the beautiful Sustainability Learning Centre on Mt Nelson. The event was flagged as being ‘a conference all about the Wildcare community of which you are a vital part;’ and it certainly delivered on that.      […]

Good news from Melaleuca

It is pleasing to see the return numbers of Orange Bellied Parrots from Victoria is better than predicted with several weeks more for others to appear. It is especially good to see that the sex ratio is 1:1 – the first time in many years. Volunteers have now observed 18 wild return OBPs at Melaleuca […]

Frenetic at Freycinet

Friends of Freycinet

Yes, we were frenetic but were not disorganized. Much forethought had been given by Parks and Wildlife (PWS) staff to the tasks and resources assigned for the week. Thirteen participants were involved and we were housed in very comfortable PWS staff quarters. Fraternal! We welcomed three new faces and they all said they would be […]

Snowy Thark

Despite a predicted temperature range of -1° to 7° for the top of Mt Wellington, seven volunteers attended the Thark Ridge working bee on Tuesday 3rd September. We started in fine but overcast conditions. After walking a short distance we began to encounter snow on the ground and were soon up to our knees in […]

Get Outside Goes to the Tasman

The Get Outside Program recently joined another Wildcare Group to check out the Tasmanian Wildlife Fair and explore the Tasman Peninsular It was a great opportunity for Get Outside participants to see what other Wildcare groups are doing around the state – and show them a pathway for them for further volunteering in the future. […]

27 degrees on kunanyi – luckily we were in the shade.

The Get Outside program ran a school holiday walk for seventeen people this week from The Springs to the Octopus Tree via Sphinx Rock on Mount Wellington.Fourteen young people, two workers from Catholic Care and a volunteer came along for the fun. The young people were part of a homework club and this was a […]


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