Conservation On The Peninsula
Goal and Purpose:
My goal was to learn the process of pest reduction and have a go at it myself to enable native birds to flourish on Banks Peninsula.
There were many steps to my process such as:
*Research birds, pests and plants
*Get in touch with my mentor from QEII Trust (Alice Shanks) and discuss ideas
*Sett out tracking tunnels and wax tags
*Regularly check and re-bait the tracking tunnels and wax tags
*Buy some Good Nature Traps and setting them out
*Set some motion sensor cameras out to video the Good Nature traps
*Check the traps and get the memory cards out of the cameras and replace them with new ones
*Get everything ready for presentation
From this project I have gained many different skills that will help me in the future such as, delegating jobs when I can’t do them, learning and identifying native trees and bird calls and so many more! In the end I think this project was very successful and I am really proud of what I have achieved.