Volunteer bulletins

This is a collection of recent copies of the email messages sent out by our Volunteer Coordinator before each weekend volunteer session.

The first part of the most recent bulletin is shown below. The full text of this, and other recent bulletins, can be accessed by the index on the right.

Volunteer News 12th March

Hi all,

This email contains:

1. Latest and forthcoming sessions

2. Trap catch data

3. Kōkako census report 2018

4. For your calendar: upcoming night walk

5. Past Kauri dieback talk now online

6. Ark session calendar

Happy reading!


ARK IN THE PARK volunteer coordinator

Physical address: Cascades Ranger Station

Falls Road, Waitākere

PO Box 95194, Swanson, Auckland 0653

09 810 7014

1. Latest events and forthcoming sessions

With summer comes the wasp season, with nests often at ground level in cavities. Wasp nests pose a risk to volunteers. These nests will eventually die when colder and wetter weather returns.

Meanwhile we are taking advantage of this forced break from baiting to attend to some other useful field work. We have removed a trap line which is now permanently closed due to being within a protected kauri area, and we have reallocated the removed traps to a new trap line in the vicinity. We have also been doing line maintenance on some access lines which are quite overgrown.

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