Selena de Carvalho describes herself as ‘artist•designer•maker•risktaker’. She is also a Wildcare volunteer who, whilst the world was beginning to respond to COVID-19, spent March autumn days on the South West Marine Debris Clean Up scouring the coastline of lutruwita (Tasmania) alongside other Coastal Custodians removing rubbish from the beaches, bays and inlets – none […]

Melaleuca – a poem

The COVID-19 lock-down has given some Wildcare Friends of Melaleuca members time for reflection and creativity. Rob Banfield, still dreaming of Melaleuca, wrote this poem inspired by the recent working bee.         Melaleuca At least that’s what she’s called now. We wonder about her name when the ice crept down… Sun dazzles expectant […]

If penguins wore dresses, what would they be made of?

Inspired by her time as a Wildcare Volunteer (removing boxthorn on Roydon Island with Friends of the Bass Strait Islands), Catherine Stringer created the artwork depicted in this video. Catherine’s fascination with making paper out of seaweed began some years earlier, on King Island and she muses: “It was very trial and error, and it […]

Caring for orphaned and injured wildlife – Leslie’s story

Caring for orphaned and injured wildlife Leslie Frost, Chair of Wildcare’s Gift Fund Committee tells her Wildcaring story I started caring for injured and orphaned wildlife as a registered carer, about 30 years ago. I obtained a permit and my first patient was a young echidna named Spike (of course) who somehow lost most of one […]

K Col Track Upgrade – Rambling the Rehabilitating Rodway Range

Friends of Mt Field

Text by Adrian Blackman and photos by Peter Franklin, (Secretary and President respectively of the Friends of Mount Field) The Friends of Mount Field are pleased to announce the completion of their most recent and most ambitious project—upgrading the K Col track between K Col and The Watcher in Mount Field National Park The construction […]

KARSTCARE – Cavers care deeply!

Karst Care

KARSTCARE: Cavers care deeply! by Dave Wools-Cobb Karstcare has been operating for about 20 years and has notched up almost 4000 volunteer hours. We mostly work at Mole Creek which is near Deloraine at the foot of the Great Western Tiers. It is about a 45-minute drive from Devonport and a 1 hour drive from […]

Wildcare Friends of Woodvine

What have Wildcare’s Friends of Woodvine been up to over the last year? By David Reynolds Woodvine is a 377 hectare Nature Reserve near Forcett. The Friends of Woodvine work closely with Parks & Wildlife staff to carry on the vision of Ernie Shaw, who donated the property to the people of Tasmania to protect […]


Friends of Maria Island

FRIENDS OF MARIA ISLAND – STATE OF PLAY Our long established programs of control/eradication continue with a notable and progressive decrease in the incidence of Broom and Spanish heath. Long term volunteers rotate through the various working bees (4-5 per year) with a welcome regular addition of new members. BROOM Systematic monitoring and clearing of […]

OBP Summary Report 2019-2020 season

The OBP Recovery Team has just released their summary report. A successful season with the release of a large number of captive bred birds. Hopefully there will be a big increase in numbers returning from Victoria next season. The report is available via the link below. OBP RP Public Summary Apr Draft

Friends of Melaleuca

Wildcare Friends of Melaleuca – fish oiling, drain digging, brush cutting and weeding as far away, the world starts to change FOM Working Bee 2020 Wildcare By volunteer Pip Jones with photos by Andy Johnson. As the world began to change and news of an escalating coronavirus crisis began to reach Australian shores, 17 volunteers […]

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