This year’s Pest Control Programme has commenced with the first working bees to trim the lines and to check the bait stations are intact. The programme for the remainder of the year is:
Tikitapu Working Bee Programme 2016
Trimming Lines, checking stations etc.
Sunday 19th and Monday 20th June
Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd July
Pre Bait Monitoring
Trakka cards and Wax tags out – Saturday 23rd July
Trakka cards in – Sunday 24th July
Wax tags in – Saturday 30th July
Bait laying – Pindone and Feratox® capsules
Baits out – Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August
Top up – Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd August
Clear stations and put out Feratox® strikers – Sunday 18th and Monday 19th
Clear Feratox strikers - Sunday 16th and Monday 17th October
Post Bait Monitoring
Trakka cards and Wax tags out – Saturday 22nd October
Trakka cards in – Sunday 23rd October
Wax tags in – Saturday 29th October
Bird counts will be repeated in November.
There will be a small amount of infill planting this year – date to be finalised. We would be delighted to have some more people assisting with these projects. Some of our regular volunteers have found the years are catching up on them and they are no longer able to participate in working bees. Lake Okareka is a great place to live and healthy bush and bird life are a vital part of its attraction.
If you would be interested in helping please contact:
rances and James Blakely
Phone: 3628 480.