Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2013 Indian Myna Conference


Titled - "Towards Best Practice Indian Myna Control" This conference is being held in Canberra June 19th at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.  So plan a wintery trip and include this one full day conference on your way to the snow fields, or Turner’s exhibition at the Canberra Art Gallery, or even better—the Britain & Irish Lions vs. ACT Brumbies Rugby Union game in Canberra, or whatever takes your fancy.  But make sure you pre-book accommodation as Canberra is pretty busy then.  Please come along and join us in our afternoon discussion and exchange ideas and observations and listen to the Drs, PhDs and other experts in the morning.  If you’re interested, please click on this link for the program or registration form or contact Kevin 6649 4712 for details.  We are looking forward to getting together with many other IM groups.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

3/5/13 - Cold, cold toading nights!

When Rob suggested after Wednesday night's meeting that we go toading Friday night I screwed my nose up and said "won't it be a bit cold?" but after some cajoling I agreed so the 6 usual suspects (minus Kath, Mark and Annie) headed to Yamba to see if we could find any toads out.

Well blow me down if we didn't get 214 toads and scooped 50 tadpoles out! Goes to show you can still head out with your beanies and mittens and make a difference. :)

Beth and Ant, who is so cold he has wrapped a toad sack (clean!) around his shoulders!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Myna tally passes 4000

After a slow February when lots of rain and subsequent floods prevented most trapping, our tally of Indian Mynas trapped has passed 4000. Great work everyone, please keep us updated with your monthly trapping numbers.
However there are still plenty around as the recently taken photos show, so we still need to keep trapping and monitoring.
Junction Hill more than 75 Mynas (thanks Bevan for photo)

Palmers Island 65+ (Kevin snapped this one)