An Interview with the Artist

Black Gum Conservation Group

Mel Hills on a Life of Ecology, Art, and All Things Nature Mel Hills grew up in Orford on the east coast of Tasmania, where she was never far from nature. Whether it was the coastline, the wildlife, or roaming in the hills, Mel developed a deep love for Tasmania Landscapes from a young age. […]


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From a bushwalk to a river stroll – staying connected with ‘Get Outside’

After a little break to catch our breaths and reassess our situation, the Get Outside program has been reignited. Four trips for the year have been planned and new partnerships have been formed. The first trip was a great success! On a hot and windy Saturday, 17 people from the Tasmanian Arab community, and their […]


  May 2024 Friends of Three Hummock Island (FROTHI) Working Bee, Calling for Expressions of Interest We’re excited to report another windswept, wild adventure awaits on Three Hummock Island! And it’s coming very soon! We’re looking for a keen group of volunteers to join us for our annual working bee pulling Sea Spurge on beaches […]

Wildlife Rehab and Release projects completed

Wildlife rehabilitation is a specialised skill and while it can be very rewarding, it can also be time-consuming and emotionally taxing. Donations to the Wildlife Rehab and Release cause support the rehabilitation and release of Tasmania’s injured and orphaned native animals by dedicated registered volunteer rehabilitators. Projects may include training, enclosures, and support for volunteer […]

Crag Care completed TNCF projects

During 2023, Crag Care completed two projects, funded through the Nature and World Heritage cause within the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund. 1. Development of education tools to support responsible combing practices and the protection of cliff nesting birds in Tasmania Posters and online materials were created by a professional illustrator to promote community awareness of […]

Weeding and Planting on Tamar Island

On a sunny 28th February morning, with dozens of ducks feeding and socialising at low tide Robyn, Nathan, Rod, Louise and Ann walked out to Tamar Island to be joined by PWS Field staff Jason and Brad for a few hours of very warm weeding, planting and watering. We checked and replaced the seedlings planted […]

Powering up the track-pruners at Cradle Mountain

Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers have been involved with track-pruning of the day-walks in Cradle Mountain- Lake St Clair National Park for close to 10 years and this task will continue to be an integral part of their Volunteer Program Plan with the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS). One of the 7 “Leave No Trace” Principles […]

Fight the Foxgloves

Are you concerned about the rampant spread of foxgloves in Tasmania? Now is your chance to respond to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania’s Statement of Intent to declare foxglove (all Digitalis species) as a weed. Information can be found on the Department’s website by clicking on the following link and submissions are invited […]

Nest boxes successfully protecting Little penguins at Low Head

In March last year, we wrote this article about the installation of nest boxes to protect Little penguins at Low Head. The nest boxes were installed by students from three George Town schools as part of a community wide project coordinated by the Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony. (The Friends were formed following a […]

Stay a while, rest and enjoy the view

Sisters Beach Wildcare

A place to pause, or chat with friends (and make new ones!) Sisters Beach Wildcare have commenced a new season of planning, weeding and planting at the beautiful Sisters Beach Estuary and are pleased to be part of the Pause Place Project in Waratah-Wynyard Council – encouraging people to stay a while, rest and enjoy […]

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