Category Archives: Canterbury Botanical Society

Flax cultivars for weaving

This coming Friday 18th August, the Canterbury Botanical Society will be having a guided tour of the Rene Orchiston, living harakeke collection at Landcare Research, Lincoln. Meet outside the main reception, 54 Gerald St, by 1.25pm.  Parking is limited, so … Continue reading

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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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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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Upcoming Events: April – May

Upcoming events for Farm Forestry, Tree Crops Association, Canterbury Botanical Society and the NZ Dryland Forest Initiative.

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Canterbury Botanical Society, Field Day Saturday February 14th

I won’t be able to attend but the first field day for 2015 will be to Lake Forsyth.  Exploring both freshwater and saline habitats on the lake shore.  Lake Forsyth is on the south side of Banks Peninsula covering the … Continue reading

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Botanical Society Field Day to the Whitecliffs area

A grey and damp day in the hills behind Glentunnel was a welcome break from the hot and dry conditions down on the plains. First stop was a red tussock, (Chionochloa rubra) wetland, recently protected with a QEII Covenant.

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Canterbury Botanical Society Field Trip Saturday December 13th

I’ve been a bit slow on this one but this Saturday the plan is to visit a couple of privately protected areas in the Glentunnel – Whitecliffs area.  One site is a red tussock wetland and nearby a grey scrub … Continue reading

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Canterbury Botanical Society Events Update

Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend the November events however a reminder and a little more information for some of it. This Friday, 7th of November, kicks off early at 7pm at the Riccarton Library to present Dr. Brian … Continue reading

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bums, bombs, botany and a foxy lady.

The Botanical Society field day onto army ground proved interesting.  Military training grounds the world over provide opportunities for nature simply because there is no incentive to develope the land for agriculture and it therefore gets left to the plants … Continue reading

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Canterbury Botanical Society: Kaitorete Spit field day

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Before I start, a big thank you to Wildlands consultancy scientists Brian and Mellissa for being such good guides and sharing their knowledge.  Also a reminder that this Saturday, 17th October, we have a special field day into the army … Continue reading

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