Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Pest Trappers

Trapping Pests!

Would you trust these guys?

Do you like peanut butter? Well, if you do make sure you don’t put your nose into this box; you might get it squashed in a trap!
We have been gifted four trapping boxes by the staff at Zealandia so that we can try to eradicate all of the pests harming native habitats.  Did you know that Hedgehogs can eat up to 40 Weta in just one night?  Not only is this greedy but we need those insects for a healthy ecosystem.  
Last year when we did some research around the school and down the bank we discovered that there were very few insects at all; a sure sign of rodents and other pests.  If we are pest free, the future might see naturally regenerating bush and many more birds in our trees, including the insect loving Ruru, living in our nesting box.

With our trapping team on the loose the future looks bright!  

1 comment:

  1. It is so great that you have been continuing with our previous inquiry. I love that you have made connections with Zealandia. Keep us updated... Nic