Keeping an eye out for OBP’s

The critically endangered Orange 🍊 Bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) is one of Australia’s most threatened bird species. Their last known breeding site is at Melaleuca in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This species is at risk of extinction in the wild. Wildcare volunteers via Friends of the Orange Bellied Parrot, play a crucial support […]

Caring for the Little Penguins of Low Head

The Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony are continuing their watch over the penguin population at Low Head.  64 nest boxes were put in place in Autumn this year – providing a safe place for place for the penguins to breed and moult. The first comprehensive survey of the Little Penguin nest boxes was undertaken […]

Friends of Melaleuca say THANK YOU to Ranger Ian Marmion

In July, Ranger-in-Charge for the Southwest, Ian Marmion, retired. Ian has guided planning for Friends of Melaleuca’s working bees and provided support and hands-on-work on the ground since 2014. Our branch began in 2009, so Ian has been our PWS support for most of the life of FoM. We appreciate this active relationship and continuity […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Is. Annual Dinner & AGM

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Annual Dinner and AGM is on Thursday 8 September 2022 at the Fern Tree Tavern (680 Huon Road, Fern Tree). Guests are invited to arrive from 5.30 pm to order meals for 6.00 pm dinner. The AGM will commence at 7.00 pm. This year’s guest speaker is Professor Greg […]

In celebration of those who care for mountains

The ‘Mountain Journal Magazine’ celebrates the wonderful landscapes and people that make up our Australian mountains. By highlighting some of the many people doing good things for the mountains and the human communities in and around the Australian Alps and lutruwita/Tasmania, the magazine aims to inspire and motivate people to get involved in giving back […]

Friends of the Penguin Cradle Trail News

The Friends of the Penguin Cradle Trail have been working hard to repair damage to the trail caused by wild weather in June. They have also noticed increasing infestations of foxglove and working with PWS and Wildcare Tas. to learn more about how best to mitigate its spread. Read more in their August Newsletter here. […]

The Rust Remembers – Exhibition

The Rust Remembers An exhibition by Janet Fenton Wildcare Friends of Melaleuca President, Janet Fenton is an accomplished artist with a lifelong connection to Melaleuca in Southwest Tasmania where rusted mining machinery is gradually merging into the present living landscape. Rust holds memories of the past. The past disintegrates into the future. This body of […]

Tidying up by the Tyenna River

Friends of Mt Field

Blackberry removed from the banks of the Tyenna River, and some of the removers - Ross, Stephen, Howard and Greg

In June, the Friend of Mt Field saw a dense patch of blackberries on the bank of the Tyenna River. It was our first task for the day on our July working bee, but it proved to be a bigger one than anticipated. Being close to the river, spraying was undesirable, so we tackled it […]

More Weeds Discovered

On arriving at the site, the first task was to clear what was thought to be a smattering of Spanish Heath at the head of Barossa Creek. Once we started in the area it soon became obvious that the task had been considerably underestimated and by lunch time it still had plenty of Spanish Heath […]


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