A huge Thank You to all who helped out at the Wetland this Saturday, especially those who have also done baitlines in the same weekend. There must have been at least twenty volunteers there so I won’t name you individually.
There were a few more behind the scenes whom I will mention however; Julia who provided the scones and husband, Tony, who, took it upon himself to whip up a couple of pizzas in his outdoor oven.
About 140 plants (mainly courtesy of WRC), went in, including the flax fans, untold linetrimming and some Watsonia bulb weeding, all in the equivalent of a forty hour week. Many hands make light work. Cam helped Mum cover the saplings.
Now all we need is a bit of rain to wet the coconut fibre ‘weed mats’. I reckon we can be confident we’ll get that. A few people are wondering why we are planting mingi mingi and other trees that they haven’t noticed growing locally. Good question. When I’ve asked the experts where a similar wetland is located, I’ll let you know more.
Dear Residents, Landowners and Holiday-Home owners! As we have done for over 20 years now, we are planning to do our annual baiting in August. We chose to bait at this time of the year to protect fledging birds, a successful strategy which is shown by our abundant birdlife.
This year the subdivision will be treated with Diphacinone, this is a rat specific poison. The bait will be put into the bait stations that are located around our subdivision.
The bait stations in our surrounding forest area will be filled with a new toxin called Double Tap, which is a combination of Cholicalcipherol and Diphacinone, a bait that targets both possums and rats.
There will be signs installed, informing the public which area is being treated and what kind of bait is being used.
Please do not leave children or pets unattended!
All baits will be removed by the end of November.
Thank you for your cooperation and help in keeping Tuateawa beautiful!!!
(Pest Control Coordinator, Habitat Tuateawa Inc.)