Bream Head Reserve from Manaia

Rangers Report – April 2013

A very gangly cave wetaAction Alert! The Restoration Committee is planning a working bee at Ocean Beach to continue with the removal of ice plant from the dune system. This project has been very successful with virtually no re-growth from the previously cleared sites. Meet at the Ranui Road car park; Sunday 9am to noon, 5th May, bring gloves and a spade/grubber if you have them – delicious morning tea will be provided! We look forward to seeing you there.

The lizard and invertebrate monitoring, along with argentine ant work have kept us very busy over the past few months. We finished the last gecko spot light evening on a high, capturing a beautiful male Pacific gecko on the Peach Cove transect and then seeing two green gecko on the ridge line transect. This is the first gecko we have captured while spot lighting and also the first time we have seen more than one, as you can imagine Evan was having trouble containing himself! Very exciting for us personally and awesome for the Reserve, amazing the difference a bit of rodent work makes.

Read the April 2013 Rangers Report in full (617kB pdf).