Launch of floating nest platforms

A few weeks back the team at the MenShed completed new nesting platforms for the Wanaka population of the rare and endangered Crested Grebes.

The platforms were of an enhanced design that reflected experience with the birds over recent years.

The platforms were recently placed into Roys Bay near the marina and just offshore from the new walkway.

The greatest visual innovation with the platforms is that they have been painted.

Over Matariki local kids added their artwork to each platform. As a result it will easier for each of us the track how the nesting Grebes and chicks are progressing next spring.

Getting the new generation of local residents involved with ensuring the health and wellbeing of our Crested Grebes is a great initiative.