I was on Ulva Island duties again this weekend - the second poison bait drop happened last Tuesday and the tracks need to be checked for baits which may have dropped from the canopy overnight. This morning I caught the water taxi at Golden Bay at 8.30am, walking very carefully on the icy jetty, and walked the tracks to Boulder Beach and West End Beach. The weather ranged from sleety rain to hot sunshine meaning I was warm in my 3 layers of clothing for the rain and hankering for a t-shirt when the sun shone! Here's some pics of this beautiful jewel which will hopefully be rat-free again from now on.
|Ulva Island signpost|
|West End Beach - Mt Rakeahua (with a snowy top) is|
in the background
|Post Office Cove|
|Can you see the bodies/faces in these rocks?|
Ulva Island has lots of birdlife and lovely native bush - check these out...
|Native spider orchid|
|Kaka demolishing a branch|