ICC's Metcalf Reserve Plantings by St Johns School
On a fabulous frosty morning in June, about 50 people from the St. John’s Girls’ School community enthusiastically planted around 150 native plants at Metcalf Bush Reserve. The students, aged between five and eight, are learning about the ecological relationships between trees and birds. Staff introduced the various plants and their common and te reo Māori names and some of the ecological functions and cultural uses. The planting will strengthen the ecological corridor between Metcalf Bush and the adjoining Seaward Bush just east of Invercargill.
Many will know Seaward Bush Reserve on Mason Rd for it’s lovely walking track, however ICC’s other property on the north side of the road, Metcalf Reserve, is an equally special forest remnant, protected in perpetuity under a QEII National Trust Open Space Covenant.
Posted on: Friday, 28 July 2023