While the principal goal of this trapping workshop is to increase volunteer trapping around the Ashley estuary and wetlands, the format is designed to appeal to a wide range of people, from complete novices just wanting to understand a bit more about predators and trapping in general, to experienced trappers looking to improve outcomes in their area.
Broadly, the programme will be as follows:
- Overview of predators and trapping and the importance of monitoring trapping results (excellent for novices or those wanting to learn a bit more)
- Ashley Estuary: ecological overview, potential re-introduction of kaki-black stilt, and the need for more trapping (local focus, but useful information for anyone living near waterways)
- Trap types – demonstration and a discussion with tips and tricks for getting the most our of your trapping (suitable for everyone)
- How you can help – depending on initial feedback, we may split this into smaller groups led by local trappers
- Afternoon tea