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Killarney (Tuahu Lakes), Te Aroha
December 3 @ 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 occurs at this site. If we have time we may head into the stream in the foothills behind the lakelets to see the king fern population.