370 new plants have been put in next to Pukehina Surf Club to cover the area where a new septic tank has been contructed. Lets hope they all do well and grow in nicely. Many thanks to our enthusiastic planting team!
We had a good turn out to our working bee on Maketu Spit last weekend. Seventeen people planted two hundred trees on the estuary margin, and helped to fix the pest deflection fence. They were treated to the sight of a flock of Royal Spoonbills using the wetland in the area that used to be […]
Photo source: palmers.co.nz Myrtle rust has been found in a private garden in Te Puke. Please check out this link and stay vigilant. It is a very serious fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family such as pōhutukawa and mānuka, so it’s really important it is controlled.
MOWS member Sheelagh Leary, DOC ranger Karl McCarthy, and Hamish Dean, from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council tracking the bittern. Bittern are New Zealand’s largest swamp bird, and are currently classified as critically endangered. Their numbers are under pressure due to predators and changes in land use. In October 2016 two rescued bittern were […]
Thank you to everyone who braved the slightly damp weather to come down to Newdicks today. We got a lot of weeding done, and some planting of muehlenbeckia and wiwi to help guard against erosion of the bank in front of the car park. Great work everyone!