10 out of 10 Get Outside

Today we took people from Turkey, Honduras, China, Myanmar, Thailand and England on a walk through tall trees, giant tree ferns and stunning waterfalls. None of these people had been to a national park before and were all very happy to learn about how Tasmanians love their parks. There were good discussions about rubbish in […]

Spring Walks

Twenty nine people today went to Mt Field today, most for the first time. They were students studying English at Tas TAFE. The weather was stunning. There was blue sky, sunshine, huge waterfalls and of course magnificent tall trees. Twenty five  of the people had never been on a bush-walk before and many photos were […]

Volunteers wanted

Thank you to those who have joined our branch to receive messages and updates, we greatly appreciate your interest. We’re currently working on developing a volunteer program but this may not be ready until things are a little less busy. However, volunteers will be asked to assist with laundry (more about that in a moment) […]

Maatsuyker on display

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Visit FOMI’s exhibition, showcasing some of the creativity inspired by the wonders of Maatsuyker Island, at the Rosny Library during September On display is information about FOMI along with snippets of Maatsuyker history. Learn more about Robert Huckson who designed the Maatsuyker lightstation and several houses in Bellerive, where he died 1902. We also have […]

Chauncy Vale Open Day Oct 12th

  Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary, was established in 1946 and is one of the oldest private conservation areas in Tasmania. It was inspiration and home to Nan Chauncy – A multi award winning author of children’s adventure novels. Chauncy Vale Wildcarers help to look after this special area by: Maintaining natural bushland and walking tracks; […]


The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens will have a Threatened Plants trail running at the Gardens from Tuesday 3rd – Tuesday 10th September and  guided tours twice daily at 11am and 1pm on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September to increase general knowledge about Tassie’s threatened plants, as well as informing visitors about the critical work that […]

our island home

Diane Masters extends an invitation to all FOMI friends to her upcoming exhibition ‘our island home’ at Handmark (77 Salamanca Place, Hobart). We are all looking forward to this exhibition of Di’s work inspired by her time as caretaker, with husband David, on Maatsuyker Island from September 2018 to March 2019. Exhibition open 6 Sept – […]


 INVITATION  WHERE: Old Beaumaris Zoo, Queen’s Domain, Hobart WHEN:  Saturday, September 7, 2019. Gates open 9.30am. Gates close 2.00pm WHAT: Talks about work being done to save Tasmanian wildlife starting at 10.00am by: Dr Clare Hawkins – Wedge Tailed Eagles. Professor Greg Woods of UTAS -Tasmanian Devils. Dr Dejan Stojanovic-Swift Parrot and Orange-bellied Parrot. Gareth […]

Penguin Rehab & Release Fundraising Raffle

The little penguins here at Penguin Rehab and Release really love their fresh fish. In fact, some penguins eat up to five times a day! Help us put more fish in rehabilitating penguin bellies by buying a raffle ticket, either online at our website (www.penguinrehab.org) or from a volunteer at the Penguin Undercover Markets, between […]

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