November 2017


photo Drew Hunter 

Wasp Control

Four keen volunteers joined DOC staff to set out another grid of wasp bait stations. This grid runs from Coldwater Hut to the Travers River Bridge. Wasps poulations can reach very high levels in this area - negatively affecting our native fauna and human visitors. 

Whisky Line - Wayne Sowman

Kevin, Sim and Wayne checked Whisky trap line on 3 November. Catch numbers were very low - only three possums. Traps were rebaited and seven new sentinel traps installed. There are now possums traps alongside the stoat traps numbered 35 to 42. This is the area where southern rata grows.




Stoat Trapping November 2017
Possum Trapping November
Julie Robilliard