Monday, 9 December 2013

9th December: Dung beetle

The amount of cow pats on the paths near Chare Ends was getting high, so we decided to remove some of it using a machine that is similar to a large vacuum, known as the "Dung Beetle"!

We're also planning on trialing this machine to remove Pirri-pirri burs from among the dunes next Spring. It has been very effective at picking up the dung and also removing matted vegetation, so we are hopeful it will successfully remove Pirri-pirri seeds from the main paths of Holy Island.

Dung on the path up ahead, about to be picked up

Senior Reserve Manager, Andrew, happy with the results

A nice clear path!

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