Weekend field trip to Southland.

Friday 9th of November 2018, 06:00 PM (1 month ago)

Contact: John Barkla | jbarkla@doc.govt.nz.nz | (03) 476 3686

Following on from a trip in February this year, we plan to further explore the botanical treasures of Southland. Local QEII representative Jesse Bythell has organised a great itinerary for us and DOC botanist Brian Rance will lead us through that. Jesse has lined up several properties in the Dipton area that include beech forest, mature podocarp-broadleaved forest and rare small-leaved shrubland. We will travel to the Dipton area on Friday afternoon/evening so that we can be on-site early on Saturday. Participants have the option of travelling back to Dunedin on Saturday evening or staying on to visit another site on Sunday. We will base ourselves at Camp Taringatura on 809 South Hillend Dipton Road which has cabins and camping sites. You are responsible for your own accommodation and catering. Please let John Barkla know if you are intending to come by Monday 5 November at the latest. Travel arrangements will be advised.