2018

Hi all. Welcome to the New Year! Critter Club meets every Monday morning, from 10-12, to explore local nature; animals, plants, fungi, geology etc. Habitats we visit include wetlands, waterways, native and exotic forest, grasslands, rocky coasts and sandy shores. Field trips are mostly to nearby locations, within a half hour of the central city; occasional... Continue Reading →

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Upcoming: Taylor’s Mistake, Rock Pools

Where: Taylor's Mistake Beach (see maps below) When: Monday 4 December 2017, 10 am until about 12 We are planning to look at the rock pools - we found plenty of interest last time, and the time before. Our meeting location is marked with a purple pin on the maps below: Suggestions on what to bring: Sensible clothing (sturdy footwear,... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Trip: Jollies Bush

Where: Jollies Bush Scenic Reserve, Port Hills (see maps further down) When: Monday 20 November 2017, 10 am until about 12 This is remnant of forest on the Port Hills, accessible from the Summit Road. I don't think you can get there via Dyers Pass Rd - use Evans Pass. Meeting location is shown with... Continue Reading →

Upcoming: Waimakariri River

Where: Waimakariri River (see maps below) When: Monday 6 November 2017, 10 am until about 12 The Waimakariri River is a braided river, with lots of channels and islands to explore. We visited this site before in May, so it will be interesting to see if we find different critters with the warmer weather. Access is at the... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Trip: South Brighton Spit

Where: South Brighton Spit (see maps below) When: Monday 6 November 2017, 10 am until about 12 We are planning to explore the tidal flats on the western edge of the Spit. We have been to this site previously, see here. The tide will be mostly out. Gumboots recommended, and perhaps a net. Our meeting location... Continue Reading →

Upcoming: Bowenvale Park

Where: Bowenvale Park, from the Summit Road (see maps below) When: Monday 30 October 2017, 10 am until about 12 There is grassland, shrubland, and a pond to explore. Our meeting location is marked with a red pin on the maps below:   Suggestions on what to bring: * Sensible clothing (sturdy footwear, hats etc.) *... Continue Reading →

Upcoming: Mt Vernon Valley

Where: Mt Vernon Valley, meeting at the end of Hillsborough Tce (see maps below) When: Monday 16 October 2017, 10 am until about 12. On this occasion we will walk a little way up the valley floor and explore the waterway, as well as the adjacent hillsides. Our meeting location is marked with a purple... Continue Reading →

Upcoming: Sign of the Bellbird

Where: Sign of the Bellbird, Port Hills (see maps below) When: Monday 25 September 2017, 10 am until about 12 There is native bush to explore at this site. Our meeting location is marked with a red pin on the maps below:   Suggestions on what to bring: * Sensible clothing (sturdy footwear, hats etc.) * Any... Continue Reading →

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