Busy days at Melaleuca – Working bee 2022

Friends of Melaleuca held its annual working-bee from 16 to 23 March. A special project this time was remediation work on the track up Mt Beattie (read about that here). This walk from Claytons corner is very popular but is becoming degraded. General and routine maintenance also continued at Claytons, including a garden clearing blitz […]

What do you do with a burrowscope?

A burrowscope is a custom-made, portable camera and screen that Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) have been using to check the presence and status of burrow-nesting seabirds. FOMI has undertaken biannual monitoring of Short-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris) on the largest unharvested colony in the world (Maatsuyker Island) since 2013 (NB: pre-fledging chicks are harvested at […]

Mt Beattie Track Remediation – Friends of Melaleuca

Mt Beattie is a popular walk amongst visitors to Port Davey. The track begins at the historic Claytons cottage which is cared for by Friends of Melaleuca and the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS). It meanders through mature rainforest to the open slopes and summit, which afford wonderful all-round vistas of the waterway and […]


Our partners at the Raptor Refuge Kettering are looking for volunteers to join their small and close knit team. Do you have: a love for nature, a passion for wildlife, an abundance of common sense, honesty and, a willingness to learn? Would you be over the moon to be making a hands on contribution to […]

Keeping an eye on the Low Head Penguin Colony

The Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony are keeping an eye on the penguin population at Low Head. An inspection of the colony in early April indicated that the 2021/22 breeding season is close to completion with only a few adults and the last of the chicks present. The penguins have completed their annual moult […]

Read all about it! FoTI’s 26th Newsletter

The latest news from the Friends of Tasman Island is now available at https://wildcaretas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/26-FoTI-Newsletter-April-2022-final-pdf.pdf Enjoy!

Friends of Freycinet March Muster

Friends of Freycinet

A Monday in March saw Friends of Freycinet (FOF) gathering at Freycinet National Park for the March Muster working bee.  We had a plan, we had the participants, and we kinda had the weather. Ranger Fee’s plan for the week included some of the following gems:  the Hunt for the Spooky Bridal Creeper and other […]

Wildlife sanctuary tour for one lucky member!

Joining and maintaining a membership is one of the most important things you can do to support Wildcare Tasmania! It’s still only $25 per year/per individual. Our friends at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary have generously donated a Bonorong Night Tour for up to 5 people for one lucky Wildcare Tasmania member! All current members at 30th […]

Welcome to the rainforest. But where is all the rain?

By Luke Cooper, President – Friends of the Henty A recent ABC article stated that Tasmania had recorded its driest Summer in 40 years. For those in the North-East of Tasmania this may seem absurd, with parts of North-East Tasmania recording up to double the average from January to March. But on the West Coast […]

Spotlight on Friends of Wellington Park

By Stephen Mattingley The Friends of Wellington Park were formed in 2002 as the “Wellington Park Bushcare Group”.  They are both a Wildcare branch and a Hobart Council Bushcare Group. With more than 100 members, the group works in many areas of Wellington Park from north to south (see map below) and nearby Hobart and […]

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