Bollywood dancing – Mt Field National Park

Who would have thought that Bollywood dancing and a national park could be partners?  – well they can and it was excellent . The “ Mt Field Music in the Park” event was made possible by a grant from the Bennelong Foundation and to great partnerships with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and healthy Tasmania. 57 […]

Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Call Up

Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program    Applications are now being sought from suitable qualified people for the Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program. The Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker Program is designed to provide a year round presence in this remote location. Volunteers provide caretaking services for the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) including maintenance of grounds and buildings, […]

Solstice in the bush at night

Get Outside Fire Event  Most Tasmanians are use to having a bonfire and celebrating the end to long night of winter with a bonfire. Imagine, you are new to Tasmania, new to the southern hemisphere, and new to living at 42 degrees south where the nights in winter are long. You wonder where all the […]

Serious Science from Tamar Island Wetlands

Gambusia, an Invasive Pest Fish in the Tamar Island Wetlands, Tasmania John Duggin Tamar Island Wetlands Volunteers c/- TIWC, PO Box 523 Launceston Tas, 7250 Jawahar Patil Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) University of Tasmania Private Bag 49, Hobart Tas, 7001 Introduction Gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki) was introduced throughout the […]

Another Milestone for Friends of Tasman Island

Friends of Tasman Island

Another Milestone for Friends of Tasman Island Erika Shankley In 2005, the sad spectacle of the Tasman Island light station keepers’ quarters – abandoned since 1977 – was the catalyst for the formation of the Wildcare group Friends of Tasman Island.  Fast forward 14 years and the group has now celebrated its 30th working bee […]

Friends of Freycinet ‘The Mayhem’

Friends of Freycinet

What better way to mark National Volunteer Week than to have a week long working bee at the same time?  Was that planned?  You bet! On arrival at the Freycinet Visitors and Field Centre we were met by a large welcoming sign and two scrumptious cakes made by PWS staff members Fiona and Natasha, (known […]

Cathedral Capers

Cathedral Rock Track Improvements At long last Parks and Wildlife Service and Wellington Park Trust personnel were able to join Friends of Wellington Park volunteers for a day devoted to improving the track leading to Cathedral Rock. We all arrived early at the beginning of the track (end of Betts Road) but the start of […]

Wildcare Saffire Devil Research

   Wildcare and Saffire are supporting Tassie devil research through the Wildcare Saffire Devil Cause in the Wildcare Gift Fund which provides funding to the Tasmanian devil immunology research group at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Hobart. The group, led by Associate Professor Bruce Lyons and Dr Andy Flies, studies the devastating transmissible […]