MOWS member Sheelagh Leary, DOC ranger Karl McCarthy, and Hamish Dean, from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council tracking the bittern. Bittern are New Zealand’s largest swamp bird, and are currently classified as critically endangered. Their numbers are under pressure due to predators and changes in land use. In October 2016 two rescued bittern were […]
Thank you to everyone who braved the slightly damp weather to come down to Newdicks today. We got a lot of weeding done, and some planting of muehlenbeckia and wiwi to help guard against erosion of the bank in front of the car park. Great work everyone!
We had a successful day of work felling and chipping of one of the Norfolk pines on Dotterel Point, Pukehina. Great teamwork, with Robin in charge of the felling and crosscutting, Claire dragging the branches down to the ATV, Julian loading the trailer and transporting it to the carpark, and Stevo manning the chipper. One […]
Check out this video on our skink monitoring program, featuring our chairman Julian Fitter, and ecologist Jamie Moko. Credits to Hamish Dean – Director/producer/cameraman/editor/gaffer/Grip etc, and with thanks to Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
Thanks to all of you who came to see Carolyn, Rachel, Nick and Claire at the show. The weather was amazing, and we met lots of really awesome people. Our stuffed critters were a real hit as usual, and a great way for people to see some of New Zealand’s pest predators up close. We […]