November is going to be a very busy month, with quite a few classes of primary school students getting out and about in the Kepler Area. Yesterday, four volunteers from Fiordland College checked the Student Line (School Traps, in blue on the map) and reported on the state of the trapping line, before younger groups venture out. "The recent rain made this route very boggy and we encountered a major tree fall that makes the creek crossing trickier..." But the students and teacher still managed to scramble across and check the last two traps, well done team! 😉 Catch: 8 rats, 1 stoat and 5 sprung traps with unedentified catch.
Congratulations to Fiordland College for this amazing double-sided display, packed with very useful information about the project and installed by the college main buildings and walkway. Big thanks go to the Envirogroup students, Tim Mann, teachers Tina Perry and Vaughn Filmer and to all college staff, for your continued commitment to Kids Restore the Kepler. November marks the project 10th anniversary and we will celebrate this special milestone in many humble but heartfelt ways. Thank you, Fiordland College, for kicking off the celebrations with your beautiful display! 📸 Fiordland College
"When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars." Oscar Wilde Despite the uncertain times, KRTK volunteers keep checking the traplines in the Kepler area, like Earth stars in the bush 😉
It has been a real thrill joining your nature excurtions. From looking at leaves and freshwater critters to modelling weathering and creating beautiful art... the kids never stopped impressing us with their observations and incredibly good questions.
Join The Great Kererū Count! "It is NZ’s biggest citizen science project to help gather information on the abundance and distribution of the New Zealand pigeon — also known as kererū, kūkū or kūkupa." 📸 C. Zink - Kererū encounter, Kepler Track - 9 Aug 2020
Mararoa students out and about looking at more local waterways.
Thank you Department of Conservation (Fiordland) for hosting yesterday's event! A great day 🙃
Don't these look gorgeous! Tomorrow (Thursday) I will be taking the KRTK keyrings to Te Anau Library. Please, come and collect yours from tomorrow afternoon. Raewyn the Librarian will make sure that the keyrings reach the other Southland District Libraries too. Thank you Raewyn for your help and thank you Southlanders for taking up the challenge! Alessandra
Ready for a challenge? Comes with a lot of fun 🙃
Hi there! We are loving the photos of your jars 😉 Please, keep sending them in via Facebook and tell us what you find in your miniature ecospheres. Also, if you discover any cool letters, shapes and symbols in nature next time you are out for a walk, we will be delighted to post your pics. Keep exploring!