Friends of St Valentines Peak Boardwalk project

St Valentines Peak is a prominent mountain on the north west coast of Tasmania only 30 minutes’ drive south of Burnie. Public access to the peak is enabled by a track that was constructed in 1995. Wildcare’s Friends of St Valentines Peak formed in 2020 to maintain the existing walking track and prevent erosion and […]

Busy days at Melaleuca – Working bee 2022

Friends of Melaleuca held its annual working-bee from 16 to 23 March. A special project this time was remediation work on the track up Mt Beattie (read about that here). This walk from Claytons corner is very popular but is becoming degraded. General and routine maintenance also continued at Claytons, including a garden clearing blitz […]

What do you do with a burrowscope?

A burrowscope is a custom-made, portable camera and screen that Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) have been using to check the presence and status of burrow-nesting seabirds. FOMI has undertaken biannual monitoring of Short-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris) on the largest unharvested colony in the world (Maatsuyker Island) since 2013 (NB: pre-fledging chicks are harvested at […]

Mt Beattie Track Remediation – Friends of Melaleuca

Mt Beattie is a popular walk amongst visitors to Port Davey. The track begins at the historic Claytons cottage which is cared for by Friends of Melaleuca and the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS). It meanders through mature rainforest to the open slopes and summit, which afford wonderful all-round vistas of the waterway and […]


Our partners at the Raptor Refuge Kettering are looking for volunteers to join their small and close knit team. Do you have: a love for nature, a passion for wildlife, an abundance of common sense, honesty and, a willingness to learn? Would you be over the moon to be making a hands on contribution to […]