Described as a year like no other, here’s 2020 as it turned out for Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers. Due to the March arrival of COVID-19 in Tasmania, Branch activities came to a sudden halt just as volunteer teams were scheduled to conduct wombat monitoring and assist with the mass plant-out around the new Visitor Centre […]
Yearly Archives: 2020
Friends of Freycinet December 2020 working bee We may have to change the name because with all the work done we did not have the time or the energy for shenanigans (at least that I know of). Adverse boating weather meant we spent a day undertaking all manner of jobs within the Park, including weeding […]
Meet Miles. He generously donated $640 from his 9th birthday money to the Orange-bellied parrot cause of Wildcare’s Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund. Miles said that he chose to donate to the Orange-bellied parrots “….. because they are critically endangered, and also, well, they are pretty cute. I was trying to look for the rarest thing […]
Check out Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station’s December 2020 Newsletter here.
Lake Fenton Track For the first day back working in the park one of the easier tasks was chosen, to clear some of the minor overgrowth along the track beside Lake Fenton. The day was fine and mild until a dew spots of rain as we were finishing lunch, but that was all over within […]
Collaborative Wildcare project wins Froggatt Award Photos by John French The National Froggatt Awards recognise major contributions to protecting the Australian natural environment from dangerous new invasive species. They are named in honour of Australian entomologist Walter Froggatt, who, when the cane toad was released into Australia in the 1930s to control beetle infestations in […]
In early December Friends of the Franklin River members and Mountain Huts Preservation Society volunteers completed the fit out of the old Hydro hut near Sir John Falls on the Lower Gordon River. With new bunks sleeping up to 11 persons now installed, a new kitchen bench, two tables and bench seats also in place, […]
Check out FoTI’s latest Newsletter at https://wildcaretas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FoTI-Newsletter-23-December-2020-final-pdf.pdf .
Most people who have recently arrived in Tasmania have heard all about our amazing animals – but sadly they don’t get to see them as the animals mostly come out at night. Recently on a trip to Maria Island 15 people got a guided night tour and were lucky to see many animals. . It […]
A new sign displaying the work of Friends of Freycinet has just been installed in the Visitors’ Centre at Freycinet National Park. The sign proudly shows how this enthusiastic group of volunteers work with the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service to look after a much loved park, and invites others to join them. “We hope […]