- Pest Control Update – Practical Solutions & short walk to an outlook near the top of Bald Hill
- Bar b Que – Pot luck – Bring some food & drinks – A great chance to catch up on everyone and check out the kereru dining on the cabbage tree berries on the driveway in.
- Night time Search – Bats, Glow worms & Geckos (We will have 4 hand held bat monitors to see if we can come across a few of these endangered residents).
When: Saturday, March 2nd, Saturday 5.00pm start
Where: Andrew & Louise Sinclair’s property, 89c Baldhill Rd. (West of main Puni / Waiuku Rd)
Bring: As well as food & drinks bring clothing that keep mozzies out and headlight / torch
Roelf Schreuder (Whakaupoko Coordinator), will be there to talk about the new Henry traps he is trialling.
Eli Ewens will be on hand to discuss a range of pest control options. AC staff will be present including Mike Ngatai, (native plant specialist) and Ben Paris (Batman). Where’s Robin?
We will have some bait & bait stations available for people to pick up as well as some Chew Cards.
Now is a good time to be thinking pest control. With the drought possums and rats are hungry and more easily attracted to bait and traps. Also autumn is coming when rats & mice start looking for cover close to home and around buildings and sheds.
Whakaupoko Tip – If you have a Timms trap get it out now and bait with a piece of apple with a topping of peanut butter. Possums can’t resist especially with the drought on.
To get an idea on numbers can you please RSVP if you are coming:
Or Ph: 236-3647
If the weather is real rubbish we will have a postponement notice placed on www.patumahoe.org.nz to the following Saturday.