Fungal Foray to Orokonui

Saturday 27th of May 2006, 09:00 AM (14 years ago)

Contact: David Orlovich |

A fungal foray led by David Orlovich to Orokonui Reserve. Note that collecting will be subject to DoC approval. Bring hand lens, a basket or bag for collecting fungi, greaseproof paper (for wrapping specimens in the field) and a camera if you have one.

Leave 9 AM from the Botany Dept carpark (corner of Great King Street and Union Street (West)) or 9:15 AM at the Orokonui carpark (the "Tallest Tree" carpark, off Orokonui Road, Waitati). We will aim to collect in the morning, and then return to the Department of Botany by 1 PM to record and dry our collections for the herbarium.

Some rain is forecast for Saturday, but we will still go if it is only light rain. You can check on the morning of the trip by calling David Orlovich on 021 122 7230 anytime after 8:00 AM. In case of really bad weather, we will postpone and go on Sunday 28th May instead.

Members who can't come in the morning are welcome to come to the Botany Dept (464 Great King Street) and see what we collected at 1:15 PM - be prompt as we have to hold the door open.