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 – […]