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Bushy Point Planting Day 11 September 2022

Over 90 people helped plant 1100 local native plants on 11 September 2022. On the previous Friday OLG committee and helpers put the plants out on-site from Linda and Rays special Bushy Point plants area. On the planting day mist shrouded the site early morning but people and cars filed in from the Bryson Road entrance. Barry gave a welcome and health and safety talk then people split into small groups with planting leaders and headed off to the various planting sites at 10am. As people planted and moved closer to the gathering area the smell of onions and sausages from the bbq tended by Linda and Cathy came wafting over to the planters. This gave added motivation to get the last remaining plants in and covered by midday!! By then the sun was fully out and made for a glorious day. Barrys organisation of the day was fantastic and just over 1100 plants were planted adding to the previous 31,000 plants for the site since the year 2000. A new self-guided walk brochure has been made for the site by Cathy Macfie and Helen Duston and is avaiable at the Bryson Road entrance to pick up when you next go for a walk at Bushy Point. You can also print it out yourself here (PDF, 674.01 kB).

Bushy Point Big Planting Day - Sunday 11 September 2022


Sunday 11 September 2022

Where: Entrance off No: 5 Bryson Road (Estuary end)

When: Arrive 9.50 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start

FREE BBQ from 12 noon

One thousand plants are ready and waiting.

Give us a hand to grow Bushy Point’s forest-in-the-making!

What we need you to bring:

  • Gardening gloves
  • Spade (narrow ones are best to dig planting holes)
  • Appropriate footwear and clothing for the conditions
  • Drink Bottle

Keeping ourselves safe from Covid

  • The planting sites are small and scattered, ideal for separate groups of family and friends. Each planting area will have a team leader.
  • We will provide hand sanitiser, soap and water.
  • If you feel at all unwell, please stay at home!

OLG AGM 12 May 2022

OLG AGM - Thursday 12 May 2022 – Church Oreti Road 7pm

Barry Smith to give a talk – “The Volcanic Eruptions of Hawaii in 2018 & 2020”

Know Your Fungi

The latest Pigeon Post had an article about fungi found in Otatara. As its a great time to spot fungi we have extended the competition until Monday 2 May 22 so you can go out and spot some over the Easter holidays. See how many you can name - common names are fine - or even made up names are fun and we will judge the most correct and best names and give out prizes for the best three answers. So - get your fungi eyes out in Otarara and see what you can find. Send answers by email to Enable JavaScript to view protected content. by 2nd May 22. If you spot any interesting fungi take a photo and send it as well and we will try and identify it.