We wanted to learn how to set traps.
Before we went into the bush Barry taught us how to use the stoat trap.
Barry has set up a trapping line just for our school. There are 11 stations and they are approximately 200 m apart. On this trapping line they have set up live kill traps for possums and stoats.
The first station is called the graveyard. There was nothing in the two traps.
It was hard to reset the traps because the mechanisms are hard and a bit rusty.
We discovered 2 possums, 1 mouse and 1 rat.
The entire trapping line took us 3 hours to walk but there was lots of talking and in the future it should take us two hours.
Barbara also asked us to keep track of the birds we heard and saw.
We saw 1 woodpigeon and we heard lots of fantail, a robin, tui, grey warbler and a rifleman.
It was really awesome to go out with Barry and Barbara and we can wait to do it again.