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 PWS, and meanders through mature rainforest to the open slopes and summit, which afford wonderful all-round vistas of the waterway and surounding mountains. Special plants such as […]

May Mayhem – a week at Freycinet

Friends of Freycinet

A Friends of Freycinet (FOF) working bee It was another beautiful week on the east coast. There were some magic sunrises and sunsets along with some chilly starts.  Ten volunteers joined us for the week along with some of the staff from the Visitors Centre. Thank you to Peter, Ros & John, Marilyn, Ian & […]

Wildcare Friends of Orange-bellied Parrot Autumn Surveys May 2023

by Heidi Krajewsky While the probability of encountering an Orange-bellied Parrot in late autumn or winter in Tasmania is very unlikely, sightings of these birds at this time of year are incredibly rare anywhere in Australia. So, where do they all go? Perhaps there is a small chance that a few of these critically endangered […]

A tough job at Winterbrook

A hearty group of 15  WCMV volunteers with Rangers Matt and Michael faced a mammoth task at Winterbrook Falls on Saturday 22nd April. “The going was tough, but the tough got going” and achieved a great outcome considering the size of the job which they had set out upon.                 […]

An untarnished legacy on Tarn Shelf

Friends of Mt Field

Finishing gravelling that other section of Tarn Shelf Track in May

An untarnished legacy on Tarn Shelf Some years ago, Friends of Mt Field used to work with Parks and Wildlife Service ranger Trevor Norris in Mt Field National Park. Both Trevor and the Friends enjoyed working together. Sadly, Trevor died, but he left a legacy to the Friends in his will. The Tarn Shelf Track […]

Introducing Eucalyptus ovata – Part 2

Importance Black gums are the unsung hero of the swift parrot. Tasmanian blue gum gets all the attention, but the black gum’s flowers are also an important food source for swift parrots, providing food during the early breeding season and in places where there is no flowering blue gum. As swifties depend on blue and […]

Return to Maatsuyker Island & Our Birthday Celebration

by Penni Rockliff Maatsuyker Island, located off the coast of southern Tasmania, is a place of awe-inspiring natural beauty, fascinating cultural heritage and I reckon a whole lot of magic. The most significant modern cultural heritage site on the island is the lighthouse, which was built in 1891 and operated until 1996. Alongside are the […]

Link, Learn and Lunch!

Community volunteers caring for our natural resources across the Cradle Coast region are invited to join ‘Link, Learn and Lunch’ – a FREE event hosted by Cradle Coast Authority NRM and supported by Landcare Tasmania and Wildcare Tasmania. The day will include presentations from diverse community NRM groups and plenty of time to catch up […]

Protecting peaty Mt Beattie

In 2021, Wildcare’s Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund made a grant to the Friends of Melaleuca (the Friends) for remediation of deteriorated bushwalking track on Mt Beattie in southwest Tasmania. Boating visitors use the track to climb the mountain, which gives great views of Melaleuca Inlet, Bathurst Harbour, the surrounding mountains and Port Davey. This use […]

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