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‚Äôs 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 […]