Weed growth is second only to the Waikato maize, says Friends of Pukemokemoke’s Alan Leadley. “The warm wet summer we’ve had so far means that the young trees which were recently weeded are already again nearly covered on weeds.”
He asks that Friends drop by the reserve for a spot of weeding. “You don’t have to wait until our regular third Saturday during January and February to help release some of the newly planted trees. Bring your family or friends to help for an hour or so – every little bit helps.”
Regardless, it is a fine place to take a walk so come check it out. The next two working bees are on the afternoons of Saturday 19 January and 16 February.
On Sunday 17 February the Friends plan to hold a BBQ and a bat detection evening, from 5pm to 8pm. “This is a time to celebrate our achievements and award the Volunteer of the Year, a time for the whole family to have fun in the outdoors.
More details soon. But keep in mind if it’s raining, the event will default to the following Sunday 24.