Summer of fun on the cards at Mt Field National Park

PARKS and Wildlife Service discovery and wilderness rangers have completed their training and from this week will be out and about supporting the visitor experience right across Tasmania. Wilderness Rangers and Discovery Rangers play an important role in keeping the public safe, protecting our wild places, and educating our visitors on the natural and cultural values of Tasmania’s extensive reserves.

This season there are 13 Discovery Rangers and 12 Wilderness Rangers working across the state. From December 27, PWS Discovery Rangers will be providing educational programs at some of Tasmania’s most popular National Parks, including Mt Field.

Wilderness Rangers enhance walker safety and knowledge, provide education and interpret the natural and cultural heritage of some of our most remote areas. In our region, Wilderness Rangers will be based at Mt Anne and Lake Rhona, as well as on the Overland Track and Frenchman’s Cap Track.

At Mt Field National Park, Discovery Ranger Tom and colleagues will offer a range of activities from guided walks to evening talks, and games to suit all ages, through until mid-January. All activities are free, but national park entry fees still apply. Please bring sun and rain protection. Activities may be cancelled in bad weather or unsafe conditions. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Be COVID-19 safe.

MT FIELD SUMMER RANGER PROGRAM
Tuesday, ​ December 27
* 11am-noon – Devil and skull discovery table, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre
* 2-4pm – wildlife mapping, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre

Wednesd​​ay, December 28
* 11am-noon – Invasive species discovery table, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre
* 2-4pm – wildlife mapping, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre

​Thursday, De​​cember 29
* 11am-noon – Invasive species discovery table, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre
* 2-4pm – wildlife mapping, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre

Frid​​ay, December 30
* 11am-1pm – Biology lab – plant & animal identification, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre
* 2.30-3.30pm – Russell Falls guided walk, meet at Russell Falls trackhead

Saturday, December 31
11am-noon – Invasive species discovery table, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre
3-4pm – Russell Falls guided walk, meet at Russell Falls trackhead
5.30-6.30pm – Quiz night, meet at Mt Field campground
8-9.30pm – Night walk with the ranger, meet at Mt Field campground

Sunday, January 1
12.30-2.30pm – Devil and skull discovery table, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre
3.30-5.30pm – Roving ranger Tom, meet at Russell Falls trackhead

Monday, Jan​​uary 2
11am-1pm – Biology lab – plant & animal identification, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre
3-4pm – Russell Falls guided walk, meet at Russell Falls trackhead

Satur​day 7 January
10am-noon – wildlife mapping, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre
2-4pm, invasive species discovery table, meet at Mt Field Visitor Centre

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