The annual meeting between DOC, BPRC and F&B has been held recently to review the results from 2014 and to plan the programme for 2015. It is intended to repeat the 2014 combination of Pindone Pellets and Feratox® capsules. Subject to DOC approval of the Work Plan, the Tikitapu Working Bee Programme will be:
Trimming Lines, checking stations etc.
May Saturday 16th & Monday 18th
June Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd
July Friday 10th & Sunday 12th
Pre Bait Monitoring
Trakka cards & Wax tags out Saturday 25 July
Trakka cards in Sunday 26th July
Wax tags in Saturday 1st August
Wednesday 5th August
Wednesday 19th August
Baits out Friday 7th and Saturday 8th August
Top up Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th August
Clear stations Sunday 20th and Monday 21st September
Post Bait Monitoring
Trakka cards and Wax tags out Saturday 26th September
Trakka cards in Sunday 27th September
Wax tags in Saturday 3rd October
Following the expiry of the four months required for the poison warning signs to be in place after the removal of the bait from the reserve, and the decomposition of the two caged carcasses, the signs have now been removed from the reserve. Although there should be no toxin present now, please remember that dogs are still not allowed in the area as it is a Scenic Reserve.
Please let me know if you are interested in joining our volunteers. Each year one or two of our regulars have to leave us as the years creep up on them. Some new people would be very welcome. It is an interesting and satisfying project to be involved in and we have some interesting discussions after working bees while sharing a cuppa and muffins.
Frances Blakely firstname.lastname@example.org