Fennel Busting Winning

                                                    The Battle Front Our intrepid team tackled another thicket of Common Fennel that had taken a hold of a vulnerable piece of foreshore at Penna.  The Fennel were growing among a […]

Introductory Marsupial Training Course – Ulverstone

Tasmanian Wildlife Rescue – Rehabilitation – Release Introductory Marsupial Training Course Brought to you by Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary & DPIPWE Wildlife Management Branch. Training provided by Honey McClay! Completed over one weekend – Session in Ulverstone – Limited spaces, so book now! Course Overview This course is designed to be an introduction to the specialised […]

Fennel Muster Continues at Penna

On Sunday 1st November our enthusiastic group resumed tackling the Fennel, Briar Roses, Boxthorn and thistles for a few hours. We continued to clear the invasive plants from the eastern end of Penna Beach where the growth is lush and tall. There are wet soaks at this end including a few little water holes filled […]

Register now for Wildcare Expo


The Wildcare Expo at Ulverstone on 14 November was a great success!  The Expo is coming to Hobart this weekend.  There are only a handful of spots remaining. Wildcare Celebration and Expo – SOUTH (4pm – 6:30pm, 21st November) As a 2020 gesture Wildcare is fully funding the events and not charging a fee for […]

Fennel Muster at Penna Beach Day 2

Fennel Muster at Penna Beach Day 2 A group of 10 enthusiastic people gathered for our second working bee since March. Our mission is to remove Fennel and a host of other invasive weeds from behind Penna Beach. This is part of a bigger project for our Friends of Pitt Water -Orielton Lagoon group to […]

Penna Beach Fennel Attack Part Two

Over the past two Sundays our Pitt Water – Orielton group have commenced weeding away the invasive Common Fennel and Boxthorn from the shore around Penna Beach. We had an enthusiastic team of 10 on both days! Having had lots of recent rain, the ground was ripe for easier pulling of weeds. However the deep […]

Erica Thicket

After 2 days of constant rain, Tuesday was a lovely warm and sunny day and ideal conditions for working. A large thicket of tall Erica remained from the last event at this site and big inroads was made on it. A further 20 square metres of this patch remains, plus a stretch of smaller Erica […]

larapuna Community Weekend Zoom

larapuna Community Weekend Zoom Each winter a large gathering of hardy souls normally heads to the coast for the larapuna Community Weekend. The team includes members of Wildcare Friends of larapuna Coast working in partnership with many other organisations and community members. Over three days, the team covers about 40 km of coastline, removing sea […]

Rescue of Pilot Whales in Macquarie Harbour

On Monday the 21st of September, 470 pilot whales became stranded in Macquarie Harbour and while most died, rescuers saved 110. Wildcare Friends of Macquarie Harbour Acting President, Trevor Norton spends most of his time keeping his 20-metre yacht Stormbreaker shipshape and taking tourists up and down the wild Gordon River which empties into Macquarie Harbour […]

Takes time to Remove Regrowth

We worked on small regrowing Erica for most of the morning. It was predominately from plants previously cut off too high up the stem, which doesn’t have a good a hit rate as those cut close to ground. There were also a few spots with a mass of tiny seedlings, most of these are being […]

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