Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Brisbane Indian Myna Workshop

Laura and Kevin have just returned from Brisbane where they ran an education, trapping and trap building workshop for Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (known as B4C).
There was a mixed group of over 25 people present for the morning session where Laura talked about the Indian Myna problem why they are so bad, how to combat it and how trapping can assist to maintain the balance and allow our wonderful natives to survive.
After they enjoyed a healthy lunch Kevin then lead the remainder through an introduction to trap building focusing mainly on the trickier sections so that people could go away and build their own traps. This is the first time we have run a trap building session and although we saw ways to improve the session those that stayed appeared to learn and enjoy. We found it a rewarding trip and hopefully those who attended felt the same.