Southland Forest and Bird Trip to hidden treasures around Invercargill
Visit Kerrs Bush (Myross Bush) and then Judith Robinsons Korimako restoration project and peace garden. Leave Invercargill Museum at 9am or meet at Kerrs Bush at 9.30am. Weeding in the bush until 11.30am. Leaving to have lunch at Judith’s Korimako Property (183 Findlay Road). Bring along appropriate outdoor clothing and boots, gloves for weeding, your own lunch and spades to help plant the native plants we will be donating to Judith. For more details phone Chris Rance (2131161).
Kerrs Bush Update
In October 2008 the Landcare group planted 200 trees and the Myross Bush school children planted another 200 native trees including Pittosporum, marble leaf , coprosma, wineberry, narrow leaved mahoe, totara, manuka,koromiko hebe. The whole school revisited the bush in February this year to do some maintenance on their trees, weeding, staking, renaming and measuring. The school intend to revisit the bush each term. Plans are underway for replanting another 400 native trees in spring.
There is a Working Bee on Sat 14th March 9.30 - 11.30am to continue removing sycamore, chilean flame creeper, elberberry, holly and blackberry. Work by Derek has continued to get rid of the parent sycamore trees. Progress is very positive. Mr Begg the landowner, who recently visited was very pleased with the work done and felt very positive about the project. Plans to subdivide his property with 4 building sites beside the Private Scenic Reserve were underway. Any keen, bush loving, potential land owners who would like to purchase and have your own piece of paradise, then this is the spot for you.
Judith Robinsons Korimako property and garden is a haven for peaceful reflection and relaxation. There is something for everyone – tranquil sheltered gardens, permaculture gardens with fruit and vegetables galore, chickens, native area. All achieved by Judiths vision and a lot of hard work. We help Judith with any tasks she requires as well as planting native plants to enhance the “forest in the making”.
Unfortunately the visit to Sherry Elton’s cheese farm had to be postponed due to Sherry and Geoff being away – next time perhaps!