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 a microscope (20-40 x magnification) to look at some of the water. There were lots... Continue Reading →


Avon-Heathcote Estuary & Southshore Spit, Trip #40

The South Brighton Spit separates the Avon-Heathcote Estuary from the Pacific Ocean. The end of the spit (the part with no houses) is quite a recent geological feature - outline maps show how the end has changed since the 1940's, see here. On this trip we looked briefly at an area of salt marsh on... Continue Reading →

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