Serious Science from Tamar Island Wetlands

Gambusia, an Invasive Pest Fish in the Tamar Island Wetlands, Tasmania John Duggin Tamar Island Wetlands Volunteers c/- TIWC, PO Box 523 Launceston Tas, 7250 Jawahar Patil Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) University of Tasmania Private Bag 49, Hobart Tas, 7001 Introduction Gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki) was introduced throughout the […]

Another Milestone for Friends of Tasman Island

Friends of Tasman Island

Another Milestone for Friends of Tasman Island Erika Shankley In 2005, the sad spectacle of the Tasman Island light station keepers’ quarters – abandoned since 1977 – was the catalyst for the formation of the Wildcare group Friends of Tasman Island.  Fast forward 14 years and the group has now celebrated its 30th working bee […]

Friends of Freycinet ‘The Mayhem’

Friends of Freycinet

What better way to mark National Volunteer Week than to have a week long working bee at the same time?  Was that planned?  You bet! On arrival at the Freycinet Visitors and Field Centre we were met by a large welcoming sign and two scrumptious cakes made by PWS staff members Fiona and Natasha, (known […]

Cathedral Capers

Cathedral Rock Track Improvements At long last Parks and Wildlife Service and Wellington Park Trust personnel were able to join Friends of Wellington Park volunteers for a day devoted to improving the track leading to Cathedral Rock. We all arrived early at the beginning of the track (end of Betts Road) but the start of […]

Wildcare Saffire Devil Research

   Wildcare and Saffire are supporting Tassie devil research through the Wildcare Saffire Devil Cause in the Wildcare Gift Fund which provides funding to the Tasmanian devil immunology research group at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Hobart. The group, led by Associate Professor Bruce Lyons and Dr Andy Flies, studies the devastating transmissible […]

Invaders

Friends of Mt Field

Marriotts Falls Track The work on this day involved clearing back vegetation growing over the track to Marriotts Falls and the removal of invading weed species. The first 200 metres of the track is through a river reserve that previously had a pine forest and with the pines gone the native vegetation has returned with […]

Looking Good

Goat Hills The area had no been visited since July 2018, and fortunately the volume of new Spanish Heath plants and those previously overlooked was not daunting. Quite a number the larger plants were spotted growing with saggs that had now grown high enough to be seen. An area of about 4 hectares was scanned […]

Maatsuyker Island Volunteers totally floored

MAATSUYKER FLOORING SAGA WILDCARE FRIENDS OF MAATSUYKER ISLAND By Ron Fehlberg The take over of Maatsuyker Island by the Tasmanian Government from The Australian Maritime Safety Authority took place in 1998. The Parks & Wildlife service took responsibility for the island and the volunteer caretaker program. In the ensuing years the houses fell into a […]

Cradle Mountain Weekend Working Bee – In Photos

Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers Working Bee –  6th and 7th of April Snow pole preparation:   Mt Kate Hut Ceiling and Maintenance:           —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Track work Pruning:  


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