Next Trip: 303 Radcliffe Road

Where: 303 Radcliffe Road, near Hawkins Road (see maps below) When: Monday 21 May  2018, 10 am until about 12 Our plan is to explore this area of planted native forest and natural waterways. Our meeting location is marked with a red pin on the maps below: What to bring: * Sensible clothing (sturdy footwear,... Continue Reading →

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Upcoming Trip: Allandale Reserve

Where: Allandale Reserve, Governors Bay Teddington Rd (see maps below) When: Monday 5 March 2018, 10 am until about 12 This is a muddy, saltwater wetland, so gumboots are recommended. Our meeting location is marked with a red pin on the maps below: What to bring: * Sensible clothing (sturdy footwear, hats etc.) * Any... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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