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August 2017

Waikato Botanical Society Bryophyte Trip (Mosses and Liverworts ONLY)

August 26, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

We intend to work our way around the Mangakara Nature walk on the lower slopes of Mt Pirongia.  Signposted time is 20 minutes, but be warned that we will take at least 2 - 3 hours (possibly more) to make our way around the loop. Bryophyte newbies welcome.  Bring a hand lens if you have one.  Please note:  the focus of this trip will be bryophytes....while vascular plants might warrant a mention as the species on which the bryophytes are…

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October 2017

Waitete Bay revisited

October 21, 2017 - October 23, 2017
November 2017

Nash QEII Covenant

November 12, 2017

Join us for a trip to a new QEII covenant south of Waihi. The owner has provided the following information about the terrain, and will work out routes suitable for the group when we know who is coming. “The covenant is made up of 3 or 4 dry ridges which are easy going. These are separated by small streams which have steeper sidelings which can be very difficult going with supplejack etc.  There can be vehicle 4wd right to the bush or…

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December 2017

Killarney (Tuahu Lakes), Te Aroha

December 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Combined trip with Rotorua Botanical Society Meet : Corner Te Aroha Gordon Rd and Thompsons Rd 9:30am Grade : Medium Bring: Gumboots for wetland These two rarely visited small lakelets tucked away in amongst the exotic plantations of Waihou Forest support the largest area of wetland vegetation in the Te Aroha ecological district. Although not extensive this vegetation is very diverse, ranging from mesotrohic raupo reedland to acid peat bog vegetation with abundant sphagnum. The rare native water milfoil Myriophyllum robustum…

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The Allan Mere Award: Presentation to Paul Champion

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Link Community Centre (St Andrews Church), corner of Te Aroha St and River Road
Hamilton, New Zealand
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On Thursday 7th December one of Waikato's exceptional botanists, Paul Champion, will be awarded the Allan Mere.  The award is given by the New Zealand Botanical Society to outstanding botanists to acknowledge their contribution and work. See more here:  http://www.nzbotanicalsociety.org.nz/pages/Allan_Mere_Award.html The award will be presented by Anthony Wright, President of the New Zealand Botanical Society, who will also give a botanical talk following the ceremony. 6pm at the Link Community Centre, St Andrews Church, Hamilton (corner of Te Aroha St and River Road). Drinks and…

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February 2018

Waingaro Landing Bush

February 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

POSTPONED POSTPONED POSTPONED due to wet conditions (now likely to be in March - date to be confirmed) Waingaro Landing Bush Mainly manuka/kanuka forest adjoining the north side of Raglan Harbour between the Tawatahi and Kerikeri Rivers. Nice ecosystem sequences from mudflats and mangrove through salt marsh, freshwater wetlands, to scrubland and forests. Location: See the map: https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Waingaro/@-37.7607845,174.8947162,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d6d2d999675e485:0x500ef6143a2d8a0!8m2!3d-37.6931202!4d174.9972007?hl=en Leaders: Yanbin Deng and Kerry Jones  Grade: Medium to hard Meet: We will meet on the corner of Ohautira road and Ruakiwi road…

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March 2018

Mt Tarawera (Combined with Forest and Bird and Rotorua Botanical Society)

March 24

Trip is to run Sat 24th (with a backup day in case of wet weather 25th March) Meet : DOC Rotorua Office, 99 Sala St, Rotorua, go in Scion (Forest Research) north entrance and turn left before the locked gates 8:30am or DOC Ashpit Road campground, Lake Rerewhakaaitu at 9:15am. Grade :Medium-Hard and in particular confident walking on steep mobile scoria slopes and along high and sharp ridges. Registration: Minimum age 14 years old. Maximum of 25 people on trip on a…

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May 2018

Western Bays track – Waihaha River section to Western Bay, Lake Taupo (Combined with Rotorua Botanical Society)

May 13

Leader :  Chris Bycroft 07 345 3840  chris.bycroft@wildlands.co.nz (email preferred) Meet : The carpark Rotorua 8 am or the Waihaha Carpark at 9:30 am. Grade : Easy track condition, medium distance covered We will meet either in Rotorua or at the Waihaha Track carpark on State Highway 35 (times may be adjusted closer to the time).  We will head towards the Western Bay of Lake Taupo along the cycle trail.  This is a very scenic part of the Lake Taupo Cycle trail with…

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Waikato Botanical Society AGM and guest speaker

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
S Block, University of Waikato, University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Monday 14th May 2018 ALL WELCOME (including non-members) University of Waikato Lecture Theatre SG03 (parking is available either inside Gate 8, Hillcrest Road or from Gate 1 on Knighton Road) Join us for drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm.  At 6pm we will run an approximately half-hour AGM followed by a fantastic talk about New Zealand's subantarctic islands.  Our guest speaker is Monica Peters. In December last year, Monica had privilege of travelling the subantartic ocean on an 8-day trip to…

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June 2018

Waikato Botanical Society evening talks

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We are excited to announce our series of 4 night talks for 2018 Venue : The Links, Fellowship Room, cnr.Te Aroha St. and River Rd. ( there is plenty of easy parking ) Time : 5.30-7.30 p.m. Dates : Monday June 18.       Kerry Jones (talks about his recent sabbatical to South Island)  and Thomas Emmitt ( topic to be announced) Monday July 16.        Monique Hall.  "Flowering and pollination in Dactylanthus taylorii on Mount Pirongia"…

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