New member profile – Julie Ayre

I shifted to Taroona from Qld in January this year. We have been visiting Tassie since the 1970’s mostly to bushwalk and for family holidays. We did have the opportunity to live in Launceston for 5 years in the early 2000’s when we came to know many of Tassie’s beautiful places a bit better. Our […]

Walk on the wild side

We are delighted that Tasmanian Walking Company has offered to contribute $500 to Wildcare Tasmania for every guest who registers in one of the following Overland Track walks with Cradle Mountain Huts: January 22-27, 2021 | February 22-27 | March 12-17 | May 3-8, 2021 They are also inviting guests to use the trek as a […]

Birthday gift helps OBP’s

Wildcare Tasmania is powered by our supporting volunteers and donors and every single one of them has a unique story. When a donation came into the Orange bellied parrot cause of our Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund accompanied by a note – ‘a birthday gift for my son Alex’ we decided to find out more, and […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Island Annual Dinner & AGM

The FOMI Annual Dinner and AGM will be held on Thursday 24 September 2020 at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay). Dinner can be ordered at the venue from 5.30 pm. The AGM will commence at 7.00 pm. Following the AGM, FOMI’s Ron Fehlberg will present a short talk on the Maatsuyker […]


This is the story of a string of flukes. Really it starts in 1959, but we’ll get back to that later. Recently, Jean Jackson purchased a 35mm slide projector from a tip shop. It was a Hanimex carousel projector, high tech in its day, and she chose it from a row of other solid, functional […]

New Volunteering Voices


These are the stories from people near and far who have recently joined Wildcare and participated in a ‘Welcome to Wildcare‘ Zoom session. The 30minute sessions outline who we are and introduce people to the range of opportunities to get involved. There is even time for a chat! We have valued the presence of branch […]

A ‘Sea Spurging at Narawntapu’ Report 2019/20

by Helen Plaister (President), Wildcare Friends of Narawntapu. (from an article published in Newsletter 2 of the Rubicon Key Biodiversity Area July 2020). During 2019 (and pre-Covid 2020), Wildcare Tasmania’s Friends of Narawntapu continued to work with the Parks & Wildlife Service and continued volunteering many hours trying to control and eventually eradicate the section […]