Monthly Archives: May 2015

Perched bog and yellow mistletoe

Canterbury Botanical Society, Torlesse Foothills, 19th April 2015 Saturday’s trip was postponed to Sunday with spectacular results. Saturday was bleak but Sunday……. Starting at an artificial irrigation lake in the foothills of the Torlesse Range we explored the wetland remnant … Continue reading

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Going All ‘Clarkson’

Yesterday, Tuesday 19th May, there was a discussion on the radio where an interviewee (Nicky Pellegrino) commented on some unsavoury aspects of NZ drivers.  As background there have been a couple of incidents reported where NZ drivers have got tourists … Continue reading

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Malvern Hills

Canterbury Botanical Society trip to Malvern Hills 7th March 2015 It was a damp and grey day when a hardy handful gathered at the Glentunnel Domain and proceeded to a property in the Malvern Hills where a private restoration project … Continue reading

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100 Riders for 100 years ANZAC Memorial Service at Waikari

The service at Waikari went off without a hitch (as far as I could see).  Horses and riders had breakfasted at 4.30am for their dawn service at The Peaks Hall then ridden 20km on paved roads to parade past the … Continue reading

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