Hedgehogs: recent evidence of their impacts on native fauna

Hedgehogs: recent evidence of their impacts on native fauna

It seems the more we look, the more we find when it comes to the impacts of invasive pests. European hedgehogs are no exception. Once thought to provide a service by preying on garden pests such as slugs and snails, hedgehogs are now known to also prey on a wide variety of native species, including invertebrates, lizards, and the eggs and chicks of a range of native birds. We have learnt this by sorting through... Read More | Share it now!

John checks trapline D

John checks trapline D

The 24th April 2015 was a beautiful day with a slight wind blowing as John and his new recruit Denise went out to check the traps on trapline D. The bait was gone in most of the traps but four held remains of rats and one a hedgehog. John carefully¬†cleaned¬†out the traps and re-baited them with freeze dried rabbit bait (FDR).         The scenery was stunning along the ridge above Waiti Bay,... Read More | Share it now!