The Fauna Group is led by Trevor Pescott. The group carries out field surveys of mammals and reptiles, under current permits from DSE and Animal Ethics. Survey methods involve the use of a variety of equipment and are normally done over three consecutive nights. The captured animals are identified, weighed, measured and photographed, then released.
The group has 50 small Eliott traps, two harp traps (for bats), three movement-activated cameras and a variety of funnel and pitfall traps. Although only (at present) a small group of enthusiasts, the members attempt to conduct regular trapping surveys on a two-monthly basis. If you are interested in participating, contact the GFNC by email.