Waitakere Branch Walks and Talks

Saturday, 28 October @ 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Fernbirds Flats #3 Remedial Planting Completion. 

Harbourview – meet at Gloria Ave carpark in Harbourview. It was a tough morning on our planting day of 9 September at Fernbird Flats #3: rain, hail, gale, cold and wet.  Our hardy volunteers managed to get 250+ native coastal plants in the ground before the harsh weather won out. Thank you so much for everyone who got all soaked, but due to the storm we didn't complete the work so about 250 more plants need to get their roots in the ground soon before the summer sets in. Please come along to help out.  This small planting shouldn't take long. Activities: Native species planting. Children welcome, must be supervised by parents and/or guardians. Bring: Sturdy shoes or gumboots, gardening gloves.
RSVP Harbourview planting attendance to motumanawa@gmail.com.

3rd Thursday Talk:  Thursday 16th November 7:30pm

Serena A  Simmons: Research on the Norfolk Island Tasman Parakeet

The Tasman Parakeet (Cyanoramphus cookii), a close relative of New Zealand’s kakariki, is endemic to Norfolk Island. This parakeet is critically endangered and is restricted to the Norfolk Island National Park (NINP) due to the abundance of food resources and high levels of pest management. Serena's research investigates the carrying capacity of the NINP by assessing the vegetation structure of the park and seasonal variation in habitat use by the Tasman Parakeet. This talk will address the importance of this study for conservation management on Norfolk Island, the methods used and early results from this study.  Venue: Kelston Community Centre, cnr Awaroa/Great North Rd.  Non members welcome, join us for supper afterwards. Koha appreciated to cover hall hire. For further information ph Liz 0274 762732 lizanstey@hotmail.com

Waitakere Forest & Bird Website:         www.forestandbird.org.nz/branches/waitakere