Wombat Monitoring at Cradle Mountain

Did you know a group of wombats is called a wisdom? .   In partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers staff a wombat monitoring program at Cradle Mountain. On the last Saturday of each month, 2-3 volunteers walk transects in the hours preceding sunset to collect data on the local […]

Almost Through the Thickest

Thark to Devils Link The weather was ideal for working with some cloud and sun at times making a pleasant temperature. Insects were not notable except there were a few mosquitoes about at morning break and lunch but were not much bother. Most of the length we worked at clearing was dense vegetation making it […]

SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS (TO HELP US STAND OUT IN THE FIELD)

WILDCARE TAS IS SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS Are you looking for a fresh leadership opportunity? Do you have the skills, experience, philosophical connection and time to commit to guiding an established not for profit charity making a genuine difference to wild Tasmanian places? Wildcare Tasmania is a powerhouse team of volunteers, financial donors and staff supporting […]

Fisher Island ‘Rock stars’

Friends of Fisher Island – ‘Rock stars’ – with a little help from their friend. Nui – the top rodent detection dog continues his excellent work in helping eradication projects on Australia’s important seabird islands. In December last year, a collaborative effort by Wildcare Tasmania (Friends of Fisher Island), Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Pennicott […]

Technology Teaser

Have you ever wanted to get better at collecting data in the field but don’t know where to start? Two Wildcare groups, Friends of Maatsuyker Island and Friends of GIS, are showcasing how they have joined forces to get better at collecting data using mobile phones and tablets. This morning session gives you tips and […]

Thark to Devils Link

Wildcare’s Friends of Wellington Park established with the aim of maintaining and enhancing the flora and fauna of the park that includes Hobart’s major natural icon – Mt Wellington, and to educate Park users of the high biodiversity values and ways to protect them. While their main focus has been on weed control/eradication, their work […]

Tasmanian Volunteering Awards – Nominations Open

Nominations for the Tasmanian Volunteering Awards 2021 are now open! The sixth annual Tasmanian Volunteering Awards are the only state-wide awards program showcasing inspiring stories and recognising excellence in volunteering. After a particularly challenging year for many people, there is no better time to thank, recognise, and acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers, volunteer managers […]

Ode to Ben Lomond

One of the beautiful things about spending time in nature is how it brings out creativity. As part of a recent Get Outside Leadership camp with 12 young woman from a refugee background, a collaborative effort produces a beautiful song – not bad for people learning English! Thanks so much to Jodi Alexander for pulling […]

Legges Tor Summit – Ben Lomond national park

12 very cold people recently climbed Legges Tor Summit – Ben Lomond National Park. Now thats a feat!  Especially if you have never climbed a mountain before, in fact, if you nave never been bushwalking before in your life. It was freezing cold, despite many layers of clothes, short breaks and many snacks. We had […]


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