More Kereru for Otatara
Thanks to an approach by May and Russell Evans to the Otatara Landcare Group (OLG), kereru should now be less at risk of being hit by vehicles around the streets of Otatara. The Evans run Bush Haven, a place where injured birds can be taken to. They are all too aware that being hit by a car is a real risk for the native birds living in the bush in this special area west of Invercargill. An approach was made by the OLG to the Invercargill City Council to look at the idea of erecting ‘Caution Kereru’ signs to encourage people to slow up and watch out for low flying birds on streets kereru frequent. The Regulatory Services Committee supported the proposal, with the roading department overseeing the sign construction and erection. A wonderful example of community working with council for positive outcomes.
Posted on: Tuesday, 2 November 2010