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2021 Field Trips

Day trips to locations in the Wellington region are usually held on the first Saturday of each month.   Extended excursions are usually held at New Year, first weekend in February and Easter.

The following programme is SUBJECT TO CHANGE.   If you wish to join a Saturday trip, please tell the trip leader on the Thursday p.m. at the latest, or if you wish to join an over-night trip, please tell the trip leader on the Wednesday p.m. at the latest, so that the leader can:
~   contact our hosts, if we are visiting a private area, to confirm the visit
~   print enough copies of a plant species list, if one has been prepared for the site.

Remember the weather can be changeable on field trips.   Sun hat, balaclava, waterproof / windproof parka, may all be used on a day trip.

Non-members are welcome to join us on our field trips.

Click here to get more information about attending field trips and recommended trip gear.

2021 Programme

13–21 January 2021:   Summer camp – Banks Peninsula, Canterbury.

Botanise Banks Peninsula from the hills to the coast plus Kaitorete Spit.   The Peninsula has remnants of totara, red beech and coastal forests, plus considerable areas of forest restoration and unique coastal vegetation.   Among others, we aim to visit Hinewai Reserve, Tutakakahikura Reserve, Otepatutu Reserve, Mt. Sinclair, Mt. Herbert and Kaitorete Spit.   Check the September newsletter for further details and registration form.
  • Accommodation:   YMCA Wainui Park Camp, at 95 Wainui Valley Rd, Wainui, Banks Peninsula.
  • Transport:   If we have sufficient numbers we will hire transport to and from Christchurch Airport.   This is yet to be confirmed.   For those booking their flights early and wanting this option please arrive at Christchurch Airport by 2pm on Jan 13th and depart Christchurch airport after 1pm on Jan 21st.   It is a 90 minute drive from there to Wainui Camp.   Cost of hired transport to be shared among those using it.
  • Booking:   Booking ESSENTIAL.   Book early!   Preference will be given to members of Wellington BotSoc.   Please either download registration form here for doc version or here for pdf version, or complete and post the registration form at the end of the September newsletter.   Please send your completed form and deposit to BotSoc on, or by, 16 November - the last BotSoc meeting of the year.   If paying by cheque: please make it out to Wellington Botanical Society and send it with the completed Registration Form to The Treasurer, WBS, PO Box 10412, Wellington 6143.   If paying by bank transfer please email registration form to Julia Stace - see below.
  • Deposit:   $450.00 per person to be paid at time of registration.
  • Co-Leaders:   Julia Stace, email jbwstace (at), phone 04 385 4606, mobile 027 446 3447; and Jon Terry, email (at), phone mobile 021 168 1176 / 027 379 4594.


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