Workday reminder, January 20 2018
Travis monthly workday, Saturday January 20 2018, 9 am – noon.
Meet at the education center (the old farm house) behind the Beach Rd car park at 9 am.
Bring your own gumboots but don’t worry if you don’t have any we can loan you some.
All gear provided.
There will be a morning tea afterwards for those that want to stay for a chat.
Every year on February 2nd World Wetlands Day is celebrated.
It marks the adoption of the Ramsar Convention in Iran in 1971.
This year we will be celebrating World Wetland Day on Saturday February 3 at Travis.
Details for this years walk have not been finalised yet but currently we plan to meet at the Education Center (behind the Beach Rd carpark) at 9:30 am.
We will then go and have a look at the Matai / Totara area with Colin Meurk as a guide.
Please check the post on the Travis website after January 24 for finalised times.
Ranger John Skilton has found self seeding Totara and Rohutu seedlings along the Angela Stream path while clearing fallen Harakeke.
He also reports two more female Kahikitea in the same area as the known one.
Yet more signs that Travis is getting old enough to start to become self supporting.
A juvenile Bellbird has been spotted at Travis associating with an adult.
While the bird is too old to say it definitely bred at Travis it is a good indication that we do have breeding Bellbird there.
This hasn’t been confirmed to date.
Latest From Regenerate Christchurch
Shortly before Christmas 2017 Regenerate Christchurch released a media statement to summarise the results of feedback on the 10 combinations of land use advanced as possibilities for the red-zone.
Regenerate note that overall there was a strong feedback in support of both ecological restoration and recreation.
Obviously we are pleased with support for restoration, and consider that this should be the major component of use. It is not mutually exclusive with recreation in general (although it may be with some concepts advanced to date).
Please remember to keep an eye out for media releases from Regenerate regarding an “exhibition of options” early this year. Please take your opportunity to have your say. Note that a draft Regeneration Plan is projected to be finished by mid-2018, and public feedback will be sought on this draft.