Friends of Maatsuyker Island – Newsletter No. 14

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Catch up on the latest FOMI news in our September 2020 newsletter. Recent working bees New door for Quarters 2 Pennicott Foundation donation Maatsuyker Through Our Eyes Shearwaters Lighthouse restoration works Thank you FOMI members Jill Mooney and Ailsa Fergusson for compiling this edition, and to the contributors for your wonderful stories. FOMI Newsletter No. […]

New snow poles for Twisted Lakes

Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers Twisted Lakes Snow Pole Project or Round the Twist(ed Lakes) again! by Sally Simco, President, Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers The “WILD and Twisted” Snow pole Project was an initiative carried out by Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers (WCMV) over 2 years (2018, 2019) as part of their adopt-a-track programme at Cradle Mountain-Lake […]

Whale Rescue Volunteer First Response Team

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service advise that they have all the people they need to assist in the complex rescue of Pilot Whales stranded at Strahan. Volunteers who attend whale rescues must have undergone Whale Rescue Training. If you are a member of Wildcare and interested in supporting future rescue efforts, join our Whale Rescue […]

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 […]

Walk on the wild side

We are delighted that Tasmanian Walking Company has offered to contribute $500 to Wildcare Tasmania for every guest who registers in one of the following Overland Track walks with Cradle Mountain Huts: January 22-27, 2021 | February 22-27 | March 12-17 | May 3-8, 2021 They are also inviting guests to use the trek as a […]

Birthday gift helps OBP’s

Wildcare Tasmania is powered by our supporting volunteers and donors and every single one of them has a unique story. When a donation came into the Orange bellied parrot cause of our Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund accompanied by a note – ‘a birthday gift for my son Alex’ we decided to find out more, and […]


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