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Upcoming Trip: Westlake Reserve

Where: Westlake Reserve, Wigram Road (see maps below) When: Monday 28 August 2017, 10 am until about 12   Our meeting location is marked with a red pin on the maps below:   Suggestions on what to bring: * Sensible clothing … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Heathcote Quarry Reserve

Where: Heathcote Quarry, from Rockview Place, Mt Pleasant (see maps below) When: Monday 7 August 2017, 10 am until about 12 Our meeting location is marked with a red pin on the maps below:   Suggestions on what to bring: * … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Coast, near Spencer Park

Where: Spencer Park, eastern end of Heyders Road (see maps below) When: Monday 31 July, 10 am until about 12 Our meeting location is marked with a red pin on the maps below: Suggestions on what to bring: * Sensible clothing … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Lake Reserve, Trip #44

Horseshoe Lake is a former meander of the Avon River, which eventually became cut off. Following the earthquakes, it has become generally wetter. We visited this site in July (2017). Below is some of what we saw. Animals We used … Continue reading

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Thomson Park Scenic Reserve, Trip #43

Thomson Park Scenic Reserve is south of Sugarloaf Scenic Reserve, on the Port Hills. In June (2017) we had a look at an area in the northeast of the reserve, around Gilpins and Mitchells tracks. We explored some grassland, rock … Continue reading

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The Groynes, Trip #42

The natural parts of the Groynes include waterways and associated wetlands. The waterways include the Otukaikino Stream, and they all ultimately feed into the Waimakariri River, a short distance to the north. There are also areas of restored native bush. … Continue reading

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Scott Scenic Reserve, Trip #41

In June we visited Scott Scenic Reserve, on the Port Hills. We mainly looked at a rock outcrop in the grassland, then went along a track through exotic forest. The rock outcrop turned out to be prime slater and lady … Continue reading

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