Forest and Bird - Appleby's Peatbog and Wetlands
Southland Forest & Bird: Applebys’ Peatbog & Wetlands Drummond.
Finalists in the 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards, the Applebys have been proactive in the environmental stewardship of their land. Hear about the good things happening on their dairy farm.
Leader: Gay Munro 239 5827
We will leave Invercargill Museum at 9.30am or you can go straight to Graeme Appleby’s – 275 Boundary Road, near Drummond for 10am. Graeme says come to the gate to the sheds next door to our house entrance, don’t park on road.
Graeme’s plan for the day is as follows:
“We would walk to the QE block first, then to the wetland area and the shelter plantings on the way back to our house, about 3 hours in total. The peat bog is quite easy to walk through.
Plan to have lunch back at the house where we will make hot drinks available, plenty of space if weather isn’t playing fair. I am happy to discuss our farming practice”.