Have a look at the photos that show the plants and the muddy conditions.
It was a very satisfying morning for us all. Our thanks to Anna Baine for organising the tree planting.
|Ms Baine talking to us today|
|Yr 4 students asking questions...|
|Stoat (one of the animals in the mustelid family)|
Many pests were introduced into New Zealand for their fur. But once the animals were here and were released into the wild their numbers exploded and we had a terrible problem.
|Ms Baine showing a trap|
|Trap, poison trap, and monitoring tunnel called a tracker tunnel|
|Ms Baine holding the ink pad that helps us know what pest animals we have in our area...|
|Richelle holding one of the tracker tunnels|
|Anna Baine and students deciding where to put the tracker tunnels
Next week we will check on the tunnels and record what we find. Then we can decide on what action we need to take to control pest animals in our school and on the Elm Park Reserve.
|RV Tangaroa- photo from Learnz|
|The Kermadec Islands where we are going- photo from Learnz|