Field trip to Gard Road Reserve, Waitaki Valley

Saturday 12th of April 2014, 08:00 AM (6 years ago)

Contact: John Barkla | mjbarkla@xtra.co.nz | (03) 476 3686

Come and see one of our newest conservation reserves at Gard Road in the Waitaki Valley. This limestone escarpment is full of botanical treasures including rarities like Carmichaelia hollowayi, Lepidium sisymbrioides, Raoulia monroi and Muehlenbeckia ephedroides. There are also wonderful fossils to discover—all with a backdrop of the St Marys Range. Much work has already been done to remove boxthorn that threatens the cliffs and special plant habitats. We may assist with this and other conservation-related tasks. Meet 8 am at Botany Department car park, 464 Great King Street. Return 6 pm.