Mauku – Ruru and bat evening survey, 2nd November
We’re hearing about increases in ruru (morepork) numbers in areas where our groups are carrying out good rat and possum control. We would like to build up evidence to support this. So come and join us for an evening walk to spot for bats, listen for ruru and gather baseline data on ruru abundance.
Meet up place: Meet at St Brides Church on Findlay Rd. We will complete a 4km mainly road-based circuit with a couple of off-road expeditions.
Equipment: It will be a reasonable walk with some rough ground, so bring suitable footwear. Bring a small torch or headlight. We will have a couple of hand-held bat locators that people can use.
Event info: If it’s raining in the evening, phone Andrew Sinclair on 021 268 1904 to check if it’s postponed. This walk is one of four we’ll be running around Franklin in different places, and you’re welcome to come along to all four.