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In this latest edition: Firewood Art Wetland Identification War on Wasps… and more! Click the link below to find out more Newsletter March

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Another Old Mans Beard vine bites the dust. We are presently working through a local forest remnant searching methodically for OMB and Banana Passionfruit vines. When discovered they are either hand pulled or cut and pasted with herbicide. This is slow and careful work but very satisfying.

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veldt grass

We are starting to notice a particularly invasive grass around the Top of the South. Its name is Veldt Grass or Erhartia erecta. This grass is very easily spread through seed on boots or clothing and is making its presence felt even in remote areas. Given its ability to thrive in shade and smother vegetation

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This is an informative, one day workshop, led by Robert Fryer of FuturEcology. Robert has been involved in Wetland and Forest Restoration projects in the Top of the South for many years including projects for the Department of Conservation and Local Authorities. He has a passion for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for these type

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Steep-clay-bank

It is hard to believe we are now 8 weeks into our new venture. We have made great progress talking with and renewing old acquaintances right across the top of the South. Spring has now well and truly sprung and with it so too are the weeds starting to move. A gentle rain over the

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Robert Fryer

One of my other passions is creating sculptures inspired by seed pods and capsules. I am enjoying the freedom to be more creative along with developing the business. In the last month I have created two new works out of Totara and Rata gathered from Nelson and the West Coast.

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Tuis enjoying our cherry trees.

Up to 15 Tui have regularly been using this and neighbouring trees this Spring. These birds have been indulging in quite raucous behaviour from dawn till dusk, great entertainment.  

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