Predator Free Ngaio

Community Organisation

Predator Free Ngaio
Ngaio
110 days ago

Predator Free Ngaio - get your free trap and become a backyard trapper!

Jeremy Bloomfield from Predator Free Ngaio

Our next trap pick up is tomorrow Sunday 4 August (9-10am) at 85 Chelmsford Street.

Join over 550 households that are already trapping in Ngaio backyards. Help rid our suburb of rats, mustelids and other predators and support native flora and fauna to flourish.

In exchange for the trap we ask … View more
Our next trap pick up is tomorrow Sunday 4 August (9-10am) at 85 Chelmsford Street.

Join over 550 households that are already trapping in Ngaio backyards. Help rid our suburb of rats, mustelids and other predators and support native flora and fauna to flourish.

In exchange for the trap we ask that you report back regularly how the trapping is going. We will keep you in touch about progress in our community aim to become a predator free suburb.



If this date / time doesn’t work you can contact us at predatorfreengaio@gmail.com to arrange another time.



Hope to see you there.



Jeremy Bloomfield

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152 days ago

Predator Free Ngaio - free trap for your backyard

Jeremy Bloomfield from Predator Free Ngaio

Our next trap pick up is tomorrow, Sunday 23 June (9-10am), at 85 Chelmsford Street.
Join over 550 households that are already trapping in Ngaio backyards. Help rid our suburb of rats, mustelids and other predators and support native flora and fauna to flourish.
In exchange for the trap we ask … View more
Our next trap pick up is tomorrow, Sunday 23 June (9-10am), at 85 Chelmsford Street.
Join over 550 households that are already trapping in Ngaio backyards. Help rid our suburb of rats, mustelids and other predators and support native flora and fauna to flourish.
In exchange for the trap we ask that you report back regularly how the trapping is going. We will keep you in touch about progress in our community aim to become a predator free suburb.
If this date / time doesn’t work you can contact us at predatorfreengaio@gmail.com to arrange another time.
Hope to see you there.
Jeremy Bloomfield

152 days ago

Ngaio Bird Count Saturday 8 June results

Jeremy Bloomfield from Predator Free Ngaio

A big thank you to all those who took part. These are the numbers reporting sighting(s)of the following species::
10am 21 people took part: Fantails 6 Kereru 0 Kakariki 0

4pm 22 people took part: Fantails 6 Kereru 1 Kakariki 1

Fantails seem to be pretty consistent for this time of year … View more
A big thank you to all those who took part. These are the numbers reporting sighting(s)of the following species::
10am 21 people took part: Fantails 6 Kereru 0 Kakariki 0

4pm 22 people took part: Fantails 6 Kereru 1 Kakariki 1

Fantails seem to be pretty consistent for this time of year apart from June 2018 when 4pm numbers were down. It’s great to see reasonable numbers, however fantails are not considered to be a reliable indicator (of the levels of predation) species.

Kereru are an indicator species. Their numbers have tended to be low in June (winter) over the past few years, with most sightings occurring in spring and summer. Unusually none at all were sighted at 10am this time. What do you think? Are you also noticing numbers generally down this year?

Kakariki are also an indicator species. Encouragingly, sightings have occurred with more frequency over the past year. This time the one sighting was of three present in one backyard at the same time. All have been either spring or winter which perhaps reflects availability of food specific to their diet at that time of year.

Our next bird count will be on Saturday 8 September.

167 days ago

Bird count survey - tomorrow! Saturday 8 June

Jeremy Bloomfield from Predator Free Ngaio

Help us find out how birds are doing in Ngaio.
When: 10-10.05am and / or 4-4.05pm
What you do: spend just 5 minutes in your Ngaio backyard listening and watching.
Look out for: fantail/pīwakawaka, kereru and kakariki
Record: if you see any of these in your backyard e.g. YES or NO and what time(s).… View more
Help us find out how birds are doing in Ngaio.
When: 10-10.05am and / or 4-4.05pm
What you do: spend just 5 minutes in your Ngaio backyard listening and watching.
Look out for: fantail/pīwakawaka, kereru and kakariki
Record: if you see any of these in your backyard e.g. YES or NO and what time(s).
Email: your results before 5pm Saturday to predatorfreengaio@gmail.com We will collate all results and report back to you how this compares with this time last year.
Why do we do it? This data will enable us to track how we are doing with our goal of bringing back the dawn chorus to Ngaio.

188 days ago

Predator Free Ngaio - free trap for your backyard

Jeremy Bloomfield from Predator Free Ngaio

Our next trap pick up is Sunday 19 May (9-10am) at 85 Chelmsford Street.
Join over 550 households that are already trapping in Ngaio backyards. Help rid our suburb of rats, mustelids and other predators and support native flora and fauna to flourish.

In exchange for the trap we ask that you … View more
Our next trap pick up is Sunday 19 May (9-10am) at 85 Chelmsford Street.
Join over 550 households that are already trapping in Ngaio backyards. Help rid our suburb of rats, mustelids and other predators and support native flora and fauna to flourish.

In exchange for the trap we ask that you report back regularly how the trapping is going. We will keep you in touch about progress in our community aim to become a predator free suburb.

If this date / time doesn’t work you can contact us at predatorfreengaio@gmail.com to arrange another time.

Hope to see you there.

Jeremy Bloomfield

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