Buckler Burn and hedgehogs

6 February 2019

The Buckler Burn is a stream that flows into Lake Wakatipu to the south east of Glenorchy. At the end of 2018 we set up a new trap line of 40 traps on each side of the burn. We have done this to stop hedgehogs from moving north along the east side of the lake. We do not have hedgehogs in Glenorchy at present and we want to keep it that way. The traps are serviced monthly by a wonderful team of volunteers from Glenorchy.

As posted in an earlier news item (DOC Community Fund 2019) we are planning to tackle the hedgehog problem on the northwest side of the lake with a new tarp line along the Greenstone Road.