Trip Report: Trapping in the Andrews Valley

7 May 2016 | #trip#cutc

Tramps: George (Environmental Officer), Kerry, Annie, Michael, Alex, Ann
Route: Up and down Andrews Valley

One fine sunny day in May, 6 intrepid CUTC members went off to delicately place eggs in wooden boxes and throw dead animals through the forest.

Andrews Stream under a blue sky

  • Traps checked: 73
  • Kills noted: 1 hedgehog (in trap #1)
  • Wildlife seen: Pīwakawaka, toutouwai and korimako
  • Eggs broken: Numerous

People eating lunch

Conclusion: It was a relaxing day wandering through forests and across river flats, and we got to help out the native birds of Aotearoa in the process

Useless stats: ~14.3km total, ~855m ascent