Friday, December 21, 2012
The eggs, laid in April, are hatching now in December. There is really no metamorphosis. The young Wetas resemble small adults and undergo several moults before they are fully grown at 45 to 50mm long. Their favoured food plants are Mahoe and Lace – bark species both of which we have planted in the gully.
|The rubbish bin was made from |
one donated drum.
We are pleasantly surprised how much rubbish is going into the rubbish bin. There was a worry that having a lid to lift may have deterred people from using it, but this does not seem to be the case.The amount thrown over the bridge has been reduced to almost nothing.
To all those that have supported what we are doing and encouraged us with moral and material support a big thumbs up. While we should not single out any particular person we would like to thanks Gerard Kelly from Hamilton City Council for his ongoing support and advice. This all makes our job that much easier.