Volunteers needed at the new OBP captive breeding facility

Calling all gardeners and bird lovers: the new captive breeding facility at Five Mile Beach needs your enthusiasm and skills. Volunteer for a range of activities to help our critically endangered Orange-bellied parrots thrive in their new enclosure near Hobart airport. You can help with feeding, cleaning, observations and record keeping, as well as maintaining […]

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 […]

Snowy Thark

Despite a predicted temperature range of -1° to 7° for the top of Mt Wellington, seven volunteers attended the Thark Ridge working bee on Tuesday 3rd September. We started in fine but overcast conditions. After walking a short distance we began to encounter snow on the ground and were soon up to our knees in […]

Get Outside Goes to the Tasman

The Get Outside Program recently joined another Wildcare Group to check out the Tasmanian Wildlife Fair and explore the Tasman Peninsular It was a great opportunity for Get Outside participants to see what other Wildcare groups are doing around the state – and show them a pathway for them for further volunteering in the future. […]

27 degrees on kunanyi – luckily we were in the shade.

The Get Outside program ran a school holiday walk for seventeen people this week from The Springs to the Octopus Tree via Sphinx Rock on Mount Wellington.Fourteen young people, two workers from Catholic Care and a volunteer came along for the fun. The young people were part of a homework club and this was a […]

Join Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony on the Triple Bluff Walk

Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony are one of our newest Wildcare Branches. They formed following a number of significant and high profile dog attacks with the Low Head Rookery and work in conjunction with the Parks & Wildlife Service, private landholders and the University of Tasmania to protect the Little Penguins through: • Establishment […]

10 out of 10 Get Outside

Today we took people from Turkey, Honduras, China, Myanmar, Thailand and England on a walk through tall trees, giant tree ferns and stunning waterfalls. None of these people had been to a national park before and were all very happy to learn about how Tasmanians love their parks. There were good discussions about rubbish in […]

Spring Walks

Twenty nine people today went to Mt Field today, most for the first time. They were students studying English at Tas TAFE. The weather was stunning. There was blue sky, sunshine, huge waterfalls and of course magnificent tall trees. Twenty five  of the people had never been on a bush-walk before and many photos were […]

Volunteers wanted

Thank you to those who have joined our branch to receive messages and updates, we greatly appreciate your interest. We’re currently working on developing a volunteer program but this may not be ready until things are a little less busy. However, volunteers will be asked to assist with laundry (more about that in a moment) […]

Maatsuyker on display

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Visit FOMI’s exhibition, showcasing some of the creativity inspired by the wonders of Maatsuyker Island, at the Rosny Library during September On display is information about FOMI along with snippets of Maatsuyker history. Learn more about Robert Huckson who designed the Maatsuyker lightstation and several houses in Bellerive, where he died 1902. We also have […]


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