First field trip of the semester was for Conservation Biology at Tahuna Torea reserve, just 10 minutes from the Tamaki campus. It gave us different field techniques for ecological assessments. In the end we selected an area that we wanted to study, and my group chose water quality. We will be conducting our own assessment and then presenting our findings in a report and to the class in May.
[The study area- Tahuna Torea reserve]
[Identifying vertebrate pests - hedgehog prints]
[Stuck in the mangrove mud]
[The sock on the left, my right, used to be equally white]
[Counting and identifying shorebirds]
[Ending the day with some of my homemade chili for dinner]