Penna Beach Fennel Attack Part Two

Over the past two Sundays our Pitt Water – Orielton group have commenced weeding away the invasive Common Fennel and Boxthorn from the shore around Penna Beach. We had an enthusiastic team of 10 on both days! Having had lots of recent rain, the ground was ripe for easier pulling of weeds. However the deep […]

Erica Thicket

After 2 days of constant rain, Tuesday was a lovely warm and sunny day and ideal conditions for working. A large thicket of tall Erica remained from the last event at this site and big inroads was made on it. A further 20 square metres of this patch remains, plus a stretch of smaller Erica […]

larapuna Community Weekend Zoom

larapuna Community Weekend Zoom Each winter a large gathering of hardy souls normally heads to the coast for the larapuna Community Weekend. The team includes members of Wildcare Friends of larapuna Coast working in partnership with many other organisations and community members. Over three days, the team covers about 40 km of coastline, removing sea […]

Rescue of Pilot Whales in Macquarie Harbour

On Monday the 21st of September, 470 pilot whales became stranded in Macquarie Harbour and while most died, rescuers saved 110. Wildcare Friends of Macquarie Harbour Acting President, Trevor Norton spends most of his time keeping his 20-metre yacht Stormbreaker shipshape and taking tourists up and down the wild Gordon River which empties into Macquarie Harbour […]

Takes time to Remove Regrowth

We worked on small regrowing Erica for most of the morning. It was predominately from plants previously cut off too high up the stem, which doesn’t have a good a hit rate as those cut close to ground. There were also a few spots with a mass of tiny seedlings, most of these are being […]

Welcome to Wildcare Ingrid

Ingrid Boone joined one of our recent ‘Welcome to Wildcare’ Zoom Info sessions and is looking forward to becoming further involved. We look forward to seeing where Ingrid’s Wildcare journey takes her and say a big thank you to all our new members for choosing to volunteer with us – whether through joining one of […]

Your Penguin questions answered!

Friends of Lillico Penguins

Did you know that parent penguins carry food back to their chicks in their gut, because if it was in their beak they would lose their balance? And that the divorce rate amongst penguin couples is 18-50% and faithful pairs produce up to three times as many chicks as birds that don’t stay together? Apart […]

Volunteering, wonder and well-being

An article published this week by The Impact Suite summarised the findings of a recent study that investigated the volunteering habits, mental health, and distress function of 70,000 research participants over an 18 year period. The study was conducted in the United Kingdom and published in the peer reviewed ‘The Journal of Happiness Studies‘. The […]

2020 Bumper Wildtimes is HERE!

Our latest newsletter, Wildtimes showcases the work of Wildcare groups. This is a bumper edition as our groups have been busy reflecting while they had a break from volunteering in the field. The diversity of stories is amazing. As one of our leaders said: This bumper, superdooper WILDTIMES, truly portrays what a wonderful, unique organisation we have […]

New member profile – Julie Ayre

I shifted to Taroona from Qld in January this year. We have been visiting Tassie since the 1970’s mostly to bushwalk and for family holidays. We did have the opportunity to live in Launceston for 5 years in the early 2000’s when we came to know many of Tassie’s beautiful places a bit better. Our […]


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