Thank you to everyone who came and helped with last month's Working Bee, in Lake Tikitapu Scenic Reserve around the Mistletoe Walk and the area opposite Benn Road. The plantings in both areas are going to provide more biodiversity to the reserve in these areas, as many of the plants that were put in provide host plants for mistletoe and food - flowers and fruit - for the native birds. The planting was a joint effort from volunteers from Forest & Bird Rotorua, Rotorua Botanical Society and Landcare Okareka
THIS MONTH'S WORKING BEE:
WHEN: Saturday 27th September from 9 am to 12 noon
WHAT: Planting - again in Lake Tikitapu Scenic Reserve, but this time on the edge of the DOC grass reserve up at Lake Tikitapu, Tarawera Road.
The planting will be in the area near where the Nature Walk starts. The plants will also be given little netting cages to try to stop the rabbits, possums and wallabies browsing on them. We will be recycling the plastic netting cages from a previous planting that has now established quite well, in the same area.
WHAT TO BRING: Working clothes, strong footwear, rain gear (just in case!) and gardening gloves. If you have a spade for planting that would be good.
We will provide morning tea and some cold water to drink and wash hands for you all. This planting will be another joint effort for volunteers from Landcare Okareka and Rotorua branch of Forest & Bird. Looking forward to seeing many of you on Saturday.
Advance Notice of another Planting Day - Saturday 4th October from 9 am at the Tarawera Trail - I will send more information as it becomes available. This is a planting organised by both Dept of Conservation and Bay of Plenty Regional Council. It would be great to have a good turn out of Landcare Okareka volunteers to help at this planting.