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Friends of Freycinet

The May working bee proved to be very productive with up to 9 attendees (at various times during the week) including Jenny and Ralph, Peter, Lorraine, James, Greg, Ros and John, and Jon) contributing to an impressive list of jobs completed. We gathered on Monday to plan the week ahead and were treated to a […]

The world seems much further away …

By Greig Clarke, President, Friends of the Penguin Cradle Trail with thanks to Bob, Lambert and Glen. Last Saturday, (22nd May), the Friends of the Penguin Cradle Trail working bee, held at Loongana on Saturday (22nd May), focussed on a short section of track from Taylors Flats to the base of Black Bluff. The small […]

Find out about Wildcare – take a look under the hood!

  If you are new to Wildcare or simply want to learn more about how we work, join Wildcare CEO, Sharon Smith, and Member Services Coordinator, Kim Willing in this ‘Find out about Wildcare’ Zoom info session. Learn how we connect volunteers and philanthropy with on-ground conservation projects and discover the range of opportunities to […]

May sale at the FoOBP online shop

May sale at the FoOBP online shop Get ready for winter with a nice warm hoodie or scarf from the Friends of the OBP online shop or pick up something else before the end of May. Then you’ll be all set to celebrate World Parrot Day on 31 May! Specials during the rest of this […]

The Perfect Deal

After nearly two decades Bob and Penny Tyson hang up their fork and gloves. For 17 years the couple volunteered for the Friends of Deal Island. Although they will be slowing down, Bob and Penny’s legacy blazed the trail for those who follow in their footsteps. Deal Island is the largest of Tasmania’s Kent Group […]

Braving dire West Coast weather forecasts – FoOBP Autumn Survey 2021

On a wet afternoon in early April, eleven volunteers from Friends of the Orange-bellied Parrot met in Strahan to take part in a survey in hopes of finding some Orange-bellied Parrots (OBPs) along their northern migration path. The critically endangered OBPs breed at Melaleuca in Tasmania’s far south west over the summer. During autumn, the […]

Friends of Melaleuca – March Working Bee

Thank you, Wildcare Tasmania, for supporting Friends of Melaleuca’s March working bee. A $2000 grant assisted volunteer flights to Melaleuca and contributed to the annual freight-in/rubbish-out boat trip organised by Tas PWS. In this place where no roads go, these are Friends of Melaleuca’s greatest costs. Rubbish removal is a problem at Melaleuca because of […]

Impressions from a new volunteer

IMPRESSIONS FROM A NEW VOLUNTEER Photos and story by Glenn Butterworth From the moment our light plane circled over the gleaming white gravel runway, I was in awe of the mountainous landscape around us and knew this was going to be a very special experience. I didn’t know what to expect or what I’d be […]


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