Wasp Wipeout Preparation
Halswell, Christchurch

Location:
Halswell, Christchurch
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Departs from:
Christchurch - New Zealand
ph:+64 0800 127890
Departure time:
9am

In the height of summer, there are 10,000 times as many wasp queens in the beech forest as there are people in New Zealand. Wasps eat massive amounts of honeydew which is an important source of food for native birds, bats, lizards and insects.  We need your help to wipe out these voracious pests. 

Wasp Wipeout is a collaborative partnership between Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ), the Department of Conservation, Stuff media, the Tasman Environment Trust and Councils with the aim of reducing Vespula Wasp populations and to spread awareness of the threats caused by these species.

Part of the preparation for the annual Wasp Wipeout project is to prepare bait (Vespex) for volunteers and groups who will put it in stations in Canterbury forests. We'll be transferring Vespex into bait wells for stations.

All safety equipment and PPE for this project is supplied. We suggest that you wear old clothes with long sleeves and closed-toe shoes; if you have them, overalls would be helpful. 

Join us at Paterson House in the Halswell Quarry for this activity from 9:30am-12:30pm. We'll provide a light lunch after. 

We'd love to see you there, so please register below. Contact Hamish (hfairbairn@cvnz.org.nz) 021 399 040 for more information. 

Please note that although Vespex is a low toxicity bait, we don't recommend this activity for young children.

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the   office on +64 0800 127890 or email dlusby@cvnz.org.nz