Volunteer Spotlight – Stuart Dudgeon

Friends of Deal Island

Stuart Dudgeon is the Treasurer of Friends of Deal Island and a key part of their weeds sub-committee, working closely with Tas Parks & Wildlife Service to review their current strategy and explore biocontrol options. This is the story of how he came to be involved …….. When Stuart started work as a ranger at […]

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Meet Poppy – an Eastern Barred Bandicoot who was brought to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary after she was attacked by a dog and unfortunately orphaned as a result. Poppy had to undergo a round of antibiotics to combat any potential infections from the attack but she’s looking to make a full recovery. Once she is old […]

Friends of Deal Island need help to find ragwort biocontrols

Friends of Deal Island

Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) is an agricultural (and environmental) weed that is having an impact on Deal Island. Once firmly established, it dominates an area to the exclusion of other plants. Ragwort has been known about on the Island since 1998 …. most likely linked to past agricultural activities on the island by lighthouse keepers. There […]

Tackling Milkwort at Narawntapu (Badger Head)

In balmy September weather, Friends of Narawntapu and Mersey Parks & Wildlife staff did a first round with Myrtle-leaf Milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia). This native of South Africa’s coast has spread from nearby gardens into the National Park where it is out-competing native plants in the sandy soil. Three hours of cheerful toil: The results – […]

REGISTER NOW for the Wildcare Expos


WILL YOU BE JOINING US? You are invited to the Wildcare Tasmania Expo’s which are an annual showcase and celebration of our volunteer and philanthropy community and the organisations who support us. Free registration is through the following Eventbrite links: Ulverstone Expo Saturday, 26 November 1pm – 4pm Kingston Expo Saturday, 3rd December 1pm – […]

Friends of Bass Strait Islands win National Coastcare Award

By Karen Ziegler, President On Wednesday evening the Friends of Bass Strait Islands, Wildcare group was honoured by receiving the National Coastcare Award in recognition of the work we have undertaken in eastern Bass Strait. This is significant recognition. It was one of ten awards given in different categories for the whole of Australia and […]

Grant applications to the TNCF (Now closed)

We are pleased to announce that Wildcare’s Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (Grant Round 2, 2022) is NOW OPEN to Wildcare groups, individual Wildcare members, and organisations who are established partners in Wildcare’s work and/or who work with Wildcare groups. Applications are due in by midnight, 22nd Sept 2022. Click here for more details about the […]

An amble in August

Friends of Freycinet

The Friends of Freycinet met at Freycinet National Park 15-19 August for a 5-day working bee. After a sodden weekend the weather cleared on the east coast to overcast days for our working bee.  On arrival, and after catch-ups, we had an induction while we lunched on soup provided by Ranger Fee before sorting ourselves […]

Weeding firethorn on Tamar Island

Friends of Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve tackled a stand of firethorn (Pyracantha species) on a north facing slope on Tamar Island during the August working bee. We rewarded ourselves for hard work by making a start on the revegetation of the slope with native species (Blackwood, Drooping She-Oak, Prickly Box and Spiky Tree Violet).   […]

Keeping an eye out for OBP’s

The critically endangered Orange 🍊 Bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) is one of Australia’s most threatened bird species. Their last known breeding site is at Melaleuca in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This species is at risk of extinction in the wild. Wildcare volunteers via Friends of the Orange Bellied Parrot, play a crucial support […]

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