Lizard monitoring workshop - last minute opportunity!

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and EcoGecko Consultants Ltd are running a lizard monitoring workshop for members of the Green Gecko group. We will be learning about the different species of lizards in our region, lizard conservation issues, and two practical methods of monitoring.


For members who complete the training, there will be opportunities to join Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and EcoGecko in carrying out full days of lizard monitoring at a range of sites in Wellington on the following dates: 11th, 13th, 15th and 17 March.


Attendees need to wear strong footwear, and bring lunch, sun protection and a raincoat.

Please note: Conservation Volunteers rely on members to attend as places are strictly limited. Please only sign up if you are confident that you will be able to attend. If you do have to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances, please make sure you change your RSVP :)

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  • Kevin A.

    Excellent. Sarah and Trent, a herpetologist couple, gave a very good introduction to the lizard monitoring program -- its goals, methods, and the role of volunteers. Then it was off into the bush to inspect the traps. The bush was *very* heavy native bush, very unlike the gentle pastoral idyll that Baring Head now seems. It was a hard slog up the hill, and a nontrivial task to find the traps.

    A thank you to Jenny for managing her sprawling brood of a dozen or so volunteers efficiently and with good cheer, and for sharing generously from her own considerable store of herpetological lore.

    March 10, 2013

    • Jenny W.

      Yeah sorry about the heavy bush! That's why I prefer coastal ecology! Thanks for coming both of you!

      March 11, 2013

  • Julie C.

    The workshop was very informative, the organizers were very friendly and we got to see two skinks!

    March 10, 2013

    • Jenny W.

      Glad you enjoyed it...

      March 11, 2013

  • Kevin A.

    Julie has independently RSVP'd, so I don't need a +1.

    March 9, 2013

  • Julie C.

    Cool, thanks Jenny!

    Kevin and I can take 2 people in our car. We're coming from Miramar, and could pick up people en route to Karori.

    March 8, 2013

  • Jenny W.

    Hi folks, just confirming your attendance at the workshop. The details haven't changed - but here they are again:

    Start: 8.30 am
    Finish: 12.30 pm
    At: 1st Karori Scout Hall, 156 Campbell Street, Karori

    You will need to bring strong footwear, preferably tramping boots, long sleeves and long pants or gaiters, to protect you from gorse and other scratchy things; sun protection; lunch and water. You will be required to wear a CVNZ hi-viz vest as well, to comply with our health and safety requirements. These will be made available at registration.

    The workshop will run as follows:

    1. Registration
    2. Welcome
    3. Ecogecko presentation
    4. Safety Briefing
    5. Field component

    I am working on the assumption that you are all going to attend, however if you can't any longer please email ([masked]) or phone me [masked]) before Sunday to let me know.

    I look forward to seeing you all there!

    Jenny

    March 8, 2013

  • Alyssa T.

    off tramping now

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello there - just to advise, public transport on a Sunday is very irregular so myself and a friend are having to take a taxi to the site. Be great if this could be moved to a Saturday in future! :) Heidi & Tracy

    March 7, 2013

    • Spencer

      Hi Heidi the Wrights Hill bus is not so regular but the Number 3 is very regular on a Sunday. However, it does mean you have to walk the length of campbell Street to get to the venue. This will be much much cheaper than taking a cab. Probably a 10 minute walk.

      March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Spencer - we're getting a bus to Courtney and catching a cab from there - much cheaper :)

      March 7, 2013

  • Kevin A.

    Julie wants to come too, but can't RSVP from work, hence the +1. Also: we can pick up two people, so ping me if you need a ride. We'll be coming from Mirimar.

    March 7, 2013

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