Good news that we’ve had another successful funding application, with time with Environment Canterbury’s Waitaha Action to Impact Fund. Th grant is to help us establish a baseline of data in a zone in the Wainui catchment called a “Site of Ecological Significance”, or SES… Read More »More Funding Success!
Last week Predator Free NZ (PFNZ) released an annual wall planner to help you tailor your predator control to seasonal changes in the environment and maximise your effectiveness. Information includes what predators might be up to in your landscape at different times of the year… Read More »Predator Control Calendar
Several days ago Predator Free NZ announced the successful applicants for this years round of their “backyard communities” trapping fund. reWild Wainui (Wainui Residents Association) were one of the 13 successful applicants meaning we have $3000 to spend on traps in the community! This fund… Read More »Backyard Trapping Fund
In our 4 P’s of trapping we talk about “knowing thy pest”. It’s easy to get enthusiastic about trapping, but you have to know what pests you have, and where you have them, to actually achieve results. You might have already experienced this, you bought… Read More »What pests do I have? Chew cards vs Cameras?
For the past year or two I have been focused on possums and mustelids, but more recently given the volume of rodents on my cameras, I have decided to turn my attention to rats. I’m in the process of working up a prototype automated rat… Read More »Kiwicare Predator Free Pack
Recently I bought some new traps (actually I am always buying new traps!) and as part of that I have been pondering lures and baits. Or more specifically, interaction and catch rates (more on these later). But it got me thinking … catch rates are… Read More »The Four P’s of Trapping
Being heavily involved in pest trapping on several fronts (on our own properties, where I live in Christchurch, and starting this group) one thing I often hear whenever I talk to trappers is that “There are a lot fewer pest X’s now”, or “They have… Read More »Using Data to Drive your Trapping Decisions.
Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust is running a workshop this Sunday 17 October, 1 – 3pm. Details below, it’s a good chance to learn more about managing invasive species. // Learn about protecting our special Banks Peninsula flora from pest plants. We’ll show you how to… Read More »Wilding Tree Workshop
Another great article from Predator Free NZ, this time on ferrets. Ferrets are the largest of the three mustelids (including stoats and weasels) introduced to New Zealand. These predators have a devastating effect on our native wildlife. Possibly the most surprising fact is “Ferrets don’t… Read More »5 Surprising Ferret Facts
Interesting article on Stuff about tūī and how Christchurch is now the only major city in NZ without tūī . Habitats loss is the key factor, this applies to Banks Peninsula also. You might be aware that tūī have been reintroduced, and now inhabit the… Read More »How Christchurch lost its tūī, and how to bring them back