This week at Macquarie Island: 26 April 2019
Hot cross buns and chocolate treats - but not a bunny in sight
It was a bunny-free Easter at Macquarie Island, due to the successful eradication of all rabbits, rats, mice and cats by the Pest Eradication Program on the island that concluded 5 years ago.
Throughout the season we look forward to showing you how the island flora and fauna has regenerated in the years post-eradication.
To get into the spirit of Easter, some of the team even had a look in the regrown grassy tussocks in search for a bunny.
While the bunny did not hop by, we feasted on the best hot cross buns in the sub-Antarctic and many other Easter treats. During our Easter dinner we kept an eye on the only rabbit left on the island (note: safely tucked away in a glass cabinet) and also enjoyed a surprise delivery of chocolate-filled baskets on Easter Sunday.
We hope all of our loved ones at home enjoyed a lovely Easter as much as we did here at Macca.
Kat (Station Leader)