When clearing mangroves you will need to leave the surface very flat, they will settle in very small depressions.
I was stoked to have helped design this eBook for Mike who is a kiwi ledgend.
BioBlitz is awesome. I had a great time learning about fungus:
And had a great time exploring the bush at night:
I just joined an ambitious startup Sunfed Meats that makes delicious protein from plants. This makes for a much more efficient food chain, we ensure the end product is not only tasty and healthy, but also treds lightly on the planet.
So ugly, they look worse at low tide… sea snot. Amazing how dense the beds are given its only just been introduced to New Zealand. I guess we better get used to them.
July 23 2014
Installed Good Nature A24 trap
August 6 2014
3 strikes recored no dead rats nearby
September 6 2014
5 strikes recorded no dead rats
November 5 2014
Replaced lure in trap
December 3 2014
Still says 5 strikes, replaced gas canister, tested (6 strikes)
December 10 2014
Gas canister says 7 strikes, no dead rat
December 17 2014
Gas canister says 9 strikes, still no dead rats
Early test correlates strikes more closely with canister replacement than lure replacement. Bodies may be removed by other predators, tho disposed bodies from other traps on this line tend to stay around. Strike counter checked weekly.
January 23 2015
Gas canister says 11 strikes, 1 dead rat!
19 September 2015
Reset lure and new canister 3 weeks ago, 3 recorded kills – two rats and one mouse body lying on the ground! So awesome.
13 November 2016
I have had a look at my last two seasons of data and the A24 trap is outperforming my victor rat traps at 4 kills to one just based on the body counts. If I counted strikes (assuming bodies were being removed) then it might be even eight times more effective.
Great product, definitely worth the extra money. Go buy one.
Inspired by some recent conversations, I put together this list (in no particular order).
Things Aucklanders can do to help the Hauraki Gulf
- Have fun and do good with Voluntours
- Join an event in your area ecoevents.org.nz
- Look for and photograph invasive pests and post them here inaturalist.nz
- Survey your favourite spots
- Do restoration at your favourite spot naturespace.org.nz
- Find and submit plastic pellets pelletwatch.org
- Join BirdsNZ (the Ornithological Society of NZ) contribute to bird counting surveys and beach patrols osnz.org.nz
- Join Sustainable Coastlines and clean up a beach sustainablecoastlines.org
- Donate to Revive our Gulf reviveorgulf.co.nz
- Volunteer to cleanup rubbish with the Watercare Harbour Clean-Up Trust
- Report pollution
- Report poaching
- If you fish learn how to better release undersize fish. fishing.net.nz FYI, I don’t think we should kill our native fish.
- Explore and understand your waterway. Use these resources to improve it: waicare.org.nz and lawa.org.nz
- Join the conversation facebook.com/loveourgulf
I was absolutely stoked to work on this document. I have so much respect for the author and the team that put so much work into getting it right.