By Dianne McCarthy
An imminent weather bomb meant we had to postpone our planting day in June, which of course did not eventuate once we had cancelled. However, we rescheduled and managed to get three hundred plants planted.
Our Halo pest control is working really well with residents hosting traps in their backyards. We have caught 45 beasties so far: 20 rats, 15 possums, 7 hedgehogs, and a couple unidentified.
Our bird survey is underway 26 June to 4 July and are hopeful of more numbers, but we expect an increase in 2022 if we continue our trapping.
We are keen to hear of any residents who would like to join our Halo trapping project. We anticipate being able to extend the system to the whole of Lynfield, not just those properties attached to the reserves.
We are keen to hear from anyone who might be able to make a rat trap box. Click here for the instructions.
Dianne is the co-organiser of Friends of Wairaki Stream, a volunteer group dedicated to restoring and improving the Wairaki Stream catchment, with a focus at present on Lynfield Reserve.