Field trip to Harbour Cone

Saturday 1st of August 2015, 09:00 AM (5 years ago)

Contact: David Lyttle | djl1yttle@gmail.com | (03) 454 54750

Note Change in meeting venue to Portobello.
The Harbour Cone block is a 328 ha block of pastoral land on the Otago Peninsula, purchased in 2008 by the Dunedin City Council to protect landscape, ecological, cultural, historic and recreational values. The area is managed as a farm but contains significant areas of remnant native vegetation with high biodiversity values. Some areas have been retired from grazing and an extensive planting programme has been undertaken to re-establish native forest on erosion prone slopes. Our guide for the day will be Moira Parker who has been involved with the project since its inception. Meet at the Botany carpark at 9.00 am or at Portobello opposite the Pub at 9.30 am. Due to a slip carrying away part of Highcliff Road the site is no longer accessible from that direction. Bring lunch, warm clothing, good footwear and parkas. Finish time about 3.00 pm. Rain day Sunday 2nd August. Contact David Lyttle or Moira Parker 478 0214, mobile 027 328 4443.