We’re nearing the end of the year and I have busy super busy attending trainings, helping out other conservation collectives, checking traps, laying new trap lines and attending my first Trust AGM.
This month, I have been venturing out on my own to cover more ground and keep up with our trap line checks, working from Tongaporutu to Mt Hiwi in Waverley!
I learnt you can catch a critter as soon as you check a trap and there is no minimal time for catching those predators. I had just walked through and checked a trap line on Mt Hiwi and as I was walking back to the start of the track, I had caught my freshest Stoat ever, here is my picture of that moment!
I completed a chainsaw training course, attended a predator control webinar, got some forklift lessons under my belt, and attended a feral cat control webinar……fair to say I have gained a bit of knowledge and skills from all of this hands on mahi!
My step count for this month ended at 182,990, 30,000 above average, I can feel the burn ! 😊 You can make a donation to Māia’s 2 millions step campaign at our Givealittle page https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/taranakikiwi