Friends of Freycinet – free at last (Part Two)

Friends of Freycinet

Did torrential rain stop us?  No.  One team weeded 615 great mullein plants from the northern end of the park near Bicheno in heavy rain. A couple of wimps (including me) helped build a large cabinet to store our Wildcare gear in the PWS workshop. Everything fitted in beautifully! A large team spent a day weeding […]

Friends of Freycinet – free at last!

Friends of Freycinet

Free at last! penned by wordsmith Dave Harris (President, Friends of Freycinet) 1.  2. Free to travel to our wonderful Freycinet National Park for a working bee. Free to knock elbows with our wonderful PWS friends. Free to contemplate the large list of tasks assigned to us by Ranger Fiona. 3 4. But hang on: […]

Schouten Shenanigans?

Friends of Freycinet

You be the judge. There were ten participants who had been on too many working bees together and generated a lot of nonsense. We had a fairly rowdy dinner at the pub to start with. Getting to the island involved us and three boatloads of gear utilizing both the PWS boat and the Aqua Taxi […]

Frenetic at Freycinet

Friends of Freycinet

Yes, we were frenetic but were not disorganized. Much forethought had been given by Parks and Wildlife (PWS) staff to the tasks and resources assigned for the week. Thirteen participants were involved and we were housed in very comfortable PWS staff quarters. Fraternal! We welcomed three new faces and they all said they would be […]

It started with cakes and ended with a bbq…..

Friends of Freycinet

The August Working Bee 5-9 August 2019 After goodness knows what time in the morning we started from Launceston and Hobart, by 11.30am on Monday we were tucking into cakes and cream supplied by Fiona and Natasha from PWS at the Freycinet Field Centre. What were we doing after that? Oh yes, paperwork and preparation […]

Friends of Freycinet ‘The Mayhem’

Friends of Freycinet

What better way to mark National Volunteer Week than to have a week long working bee at the same time?  Was that planned?  You bet! On arrival at the Freycinet Visitors and Field Centre we were met by a large welcoming sign and two scrumptious cakes made by PWS staff members Fiona and Natasha, (known […]

20th Anniversary Celebrations at Freycinet

Friends of Freycinet

     by Adrian Sullivan There were 2 big things to happen at the beginning of March. One was that we all have the best time as you can read below. The other was that we changed the constitution of Wildcare. A little about that first and then you can read for your dessert about the […]

Schouten Shenanigans

Friends of Freycinet

A few days in the life of a Freycinet volunteer. Schouten Island this time?  Fantastic, 8 days in paradise!  Pack a few days extra food in case. The 3-4 hour drive to Coles Bay is always pleasant and there are great wineries on the way for those extra supplies. An extra day is spent travelling, […]

Winner Announcement

CRAIG SAUNDER’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED! This year’s Craig Saunders Photographic Competition attracted a range of wonderful entries from across the state highlighting what people consider to be at the heart of Wildcare.  A big thank you to all who entered.  All your photos are valuable to us and as hard as it was to […]


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