We are really excited to begin this years huge programme of restoration plantings for the Waimea Inlet!
Below is an updated copy of the winter planting dates. Details about how these days will run and meet the requirements of the Covid levels will be published prior to each planting date.
You can check our facebook page for any weather/covid related updates.
Farmers for Whio
The Farmers for Whio project was in the news this week, read about their great work (and cute baby whio) here!
Land owners unite to protect growing Motueka whio population.
Are you part of a community predator control group?
TET is undertaking a survey to try to see where all the different trapping groups are in our region. Big or small, bush or urban, if you are part of a trapping group we would love to hear about it.
Complete the survey so we can see the great work you are doing. www.surveymonkey.com/r/VSPK2PG
This survey will become part of a report that will show all of the trapping efforts in the region, through this we will all be able to see where the gaps, and links are and how we can together build on the great work already being done.
We really appreciate your valuable input into this survey.
If you have any problems or questions, feel free to email Elaine at email@example.com
Want to support the Wasp Wipeout programme? Donate here!
Donate via Givealittle
There is a lot of work going into getting the wasp numbers down in the bush through the Wasp Wipeout programme, but what can you do to get rid of them at home?
Firstly you should identify which wasp you are dealing with - https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/animal-pests/wasps/
For paper wasps, buy a specific wasp spray from the hardware store. That is the safest way to deal with them. We have found spraying the nest in the evening or at night is best as the wasps are back at the nest for the night and are less active.
For Vespula wasps you can use Vespex bait which can be purchased from Merchento here in Nelson.
Merchento - https://www.merchento.com/
Good luck and be careful!
Practical guide to trapping
Since we first heard this publication was being worked on we have been eagerly awaiting its arrival.
DOC's 'Predator Free 2050: A practical guide to trapping' offers easy steps to trapping of mustelids (stoats, ferrets, weasels), rats and possums in any environment. It's a simple 'how-to' with advice from DOC's technical experts for trappers of all skill levels.
Great work, Thanks DOC!
You can download a copy of the guide, or request a hardcopy from your local DOC visitor centre.
We are grateful for the support of the following organisations: