Talks and Events Lower Hutt Forest & Bird

Programme for 2017

Branch Meetings

Hutt Valley Tramping Club Rooms, Birch St, Waterloo, Lower Hutt 

 First Thursday each month (except January), 7:30pm                 

October 5           Lisa Whittle  Whio in the Ruahine range, habitat and protection.


November 2       Dr Leon Perrie, Curator of Botany at Te Papa, will introduce the ecological and cultural significance of ferns in NZ. Recent research including evolutionary history and meaning of ferns for conservation will be discussed. Tips to assist identification of ferns is covered.

December 7      Dr Roger Uys. Senior terrestrial Ecologist, Environmental Science   Bird monitoring across Wellington Region. How the Regional Council uses this information.  Dr Roger Uys will cover the scope of bird monitoring work across the region including use of citizen science. He will discuss how these projects together form a picture of birds for management response.

February 1        Parker Jones, Gis in Conservation (GiC) Chairman.  Parker will describe the use of the Geographic Information System in Conservation etc. See his article in the March 2017 issue of the F&B Magazine

March 1           TBA

April 5             Trevor Thompson, QE2 Wellington/Wairarapa Representative.  Trevor will talk about the misplaced priorities of the RMA with respect to protecting a fragile forest remnant in the Wairarapa. The issues of irrigation and agriculture will be presented.


Tramping, Trips, etc

Weekly tramping trips exploring the greater Wellington region.

Wellington Region Tramping Group

Download Winter 2017 Trip List

Download Summer 2017-2018 Trip List


Click here for other F&B Wellington Region events: