Opportunities in October working bee

Friends of Freycinet

We certainly had plenty of opportunities to hone our weeding, painting and building skills this working bee. The week started off with glorious weather.  Once everyone was settled in and we had our briefing, cake supplied by Ranger Fee (thanks Fee), we were off.  For the next two days there was plenty of weeding done […]

Interested in a wild volunteering opportunity?

Friends of Freycinet

Do you dream of being stowed away on one of Tasmania’s best offshore islands amidst blue sea and pink granite? Oh, and ……. a significant infestation of weeds, which are diminishing thanks to your efforts? Make a difference this summer, by joining the Friends of Freycinet on their Annual Schouten Island working bee from 6-15th […]

OBP Calendar 2022 – Out Now!

‘Friends of the OBP’ have produced an informative 2022 calendar that celebrates the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and the volunteers who contribute to its recovery. Proceeds go toward continued Orange-bellied Parrot recovery projects.       The OBP Calendar is sold for $22 and available for purchase from the Wildcare Shop. For large orders email: […]

Why did Luke decide to form a Wildcare group?

Luke Cooper is studying a PhD in Mathematics that is part of an Australia wide project to improve crop resilience and yield to provide sustainable food sources in a time of changing climate, increasing population and decreasing arable land. He is also the President of Wildcare’s newest group ‘Friends of the Henty‘. Once upon a […]

Inspiring art while controlling boxthorn and mirror bush

Congratulations to Friends of Bass Strait Islands (FOBSI) for winning the Coastcare Award (at the Landcare Awards ceremony held last weekend) and to President, Karen Ziegler who received an honorary mention in the Australian Government Individual Landcarer Awards. FOBSI’s tireless habitat restoration work on the Bass Strait Islands is truly inspiring – and weed control […]

Chauncy Vale – such a beautiful place

Recently 39 people from the Get Outside program gathered to explore the beautiful Chauncy Vale. I short walk uphill, stopping to listen to birds on the way, was rewarded with views and amazing caves. The sandstone rock tells many stories and the acoustics of the cave encourage sining. We enjoyed eating a bag of snakes […]

GET OUTSIDE – Fun in the sun!

Sometimes you just have to relax, enjoy meeting new people and try new ways of cooking food. The Get Outside program encourages migrants and refugees new to Tasmania to get outside and enjoy nature. Whilst enjoying time outside, participants learn about what to do and what not to do in national parks and local reserves. […]

Lick of Lime Working Bee Maria Island

Friends of Maria Island

Quite a crowd of very willing volunteers arrived on Maria on the 6th September to help give Parks staff a hand with the Lime wash of the buildings around Darlington. Our first task that afternoon was to check off all the safety requirements, collect our PPE, and pick up our lime washing equipment. The preparation […]

Get Outside – Silver Falls, Fern Trees and Sharing Stories

On the 12th of September, we went to Fern Tree for a short bushwalk to Silver Falls with an English class from Tas Tafe. It was a truly glorious spring day, with the sun out and warm air, and although the winds were strong everyone felt comfortable and relaxed. We introduced ourselves, talked about our […]

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