Future Events

Talks are held in the Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King Street, behind the Zoology car park by the old Captain Cook Hotel. This is where we used to meet pre-covid. Please use the main entrance of the Benham Building to enter and go to the Benham Seminar Room, Room 215, located on the second floor. Please be prompt as we have to hold the door open. Zoom links for the talks are sent to members, join the BSO here.

Trips leave from the Department of Botany car park.

Talk / Seminar on Wednesday 12th of June 2024, 05:20 PM (3 weeks from now)

Contact: Jo

Speaker: Aimee Pritchard

How canopy type and management techniques influence plant composition is a globally debated topic with varying points of view. Understanding these influences is important for the future of native regeneration and forest management techniques in Aotearoa New Zealand. This talk encompasses non-vascular and vascular plant diversity in forests and how they are influenced by canopy type, management regimes, and various environmental factors.

Field Trip on Saturday 15th of June 2024, 10:00 AM (3 weeks from now)

Contact: Angela

A nice sheltered walk for a winter morning on a well-formed track through local native bush. Meet at the carpark end of Frasers Road (off Kaikorai Valley Rd) at 10am. We’ll plan to make our way along Kaikorai Stream for an hour or so (perhaps 1km), and then turn back to reach the carpark by noon. The more adventurous among us may decide to do the full 4km loop up to Dalziel Rd and back; others might like to regroup at local Cableways Bar & Bistro for lunch or snacks. Bring good walking shoes, water and a snack, and clothing for the weather. Sunday will be an alternative day in case of bad weather. Contact Angela Brandt (brandta@landcareresearch.co.nz) | 021 121 5657

Social Event on Wednesday 10th of July 2024, 05:20 PM (1 month from now)

Contact: Jo

Come along to our mid-winter botanical gathering. If you like, bring a plant or a book to swap. Show off your latest photos or drawings. Or tell your best botanical find story. Drinks and nibbles provided (gold coin donation).

Field Trip on Saturday 13th of July 2024, 09:00 AM (1 month from now)

Contact: Gretchen

A day trip to explore the tracks around Ben Rudds Hut. This land is owned by OTMC and is now a QEII covenant. In the past few years, the club has been doing weed control and planting. Check out the OTMC website for interesting history of the site. This trip is along well maintained tracks but there will be mud and ~200m of elevation gain/loss. Good footwear required and dress for all weather types. Meet at Botany Department car park at 9am and return time 2pm. Contact Gretchen 021 065 8497