Friday, March 04, 2005

Matakana Island - Day Four

Friday morning saw us back at Panepane Point, where we were given a demonstration of the various pest control and trapping techniques employed by the Department of Conservation in the area surrounding the Dotterel Breeding Colony ...

... and then a tour of the dotterels' breeding area. Some of the birds were still there, although they were no longer nesting.

We had to return to the jetty by 1.30 pm, where we had lunch before saying goodbye to the island and catching the ferry back to Omokoroa - some very tired children ...

... although several boys got to help with the driving!

We got home at 3 pm, very tired, but having had a wonderful week.

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