2 days ago
We had a great day out checking the AT220 traps on Tuesday. Some good results with a number of rodents in each of the 20 traps. We even had a Popokotea (NI Robin) keeping an eye on us during the day. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
It was great to have Otakiri Year 7-8s come to the centre yesterday. With the main focus on the native birds in the area including the Kokako and the cool small birds that are coming back into the area and are regularly seen. The Miromiro (tomtit) pōpokotea (whitehead) and the Toutouwai. (NI robin)
We finished with a walk into the Karaponga Falls.
The bird photos are sourced from: nzbirdsonline.org.nz ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Great working bee yesterday at the Manawahe Ecological Community Centre. The centre is looking great, we even had some very cool birds come and visit.
We are taking bookings for groups for terms 3 and 4
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The bush in Manawahe is thriving with the sounds of the small birds Toutouwai (NI Robin), Miromiro (tom tit) and Pōpokotea (white head). Whakatane High school Enviro group got to experience the pōpokotea flying in to see what we were up to.
They also helped start the winter planting programme in the field next to the school, and built rat traps. It is a great time to visit and help make a difference to our environment. ... See MoreSee Less
It was great last week at camp to have a specialist year 12 photographer here some more cool pictures of the amazing Manawahe A great place to visit. ... See MoreSee Less
Yay we are back in action. So nice to have students back at the centre. Trident High School's Great Barrier Island class braved the cold last week to camp in tents on the field. The food forest has had a make over with new plants, students helped install NZ autotraps into the Cell tower bush block. We listened for Kokako in some amazing bush and checked out the sunrise on the highest point on the Manawahe hills.
It is great to be back. Contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your class in. ... See MoreSee Less
The MANAWAHE ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITY CENTRE is looking great, just empty. It needs to have some students or community groups visit. Native trees need to be planted, pests need to be trapped, birds need to be protected, weta houses need to be built. Environmental Education programmes are developed with each group. Come and discover the amazing Manawahe.
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3 months ago
The lockdown has given the pests free rein but our AT220s are doing their job. Baiting days are coming up soon so love to hear from you if you are keen to help ... See MoreSee Less