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Tui Nature Reserve

Postby Carylnz » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:27 pm

Grant and I spent an enjoyable day on Saturday visiting the Tui Nature Reserve. It is an over 2hr boat trip down the Pelorus Sound then a very steep 25 minute walk uphill (45 for some). Luckily the day was warm but overcast so our climb was not too exhausting.
http://tuinaturereserve.co.nz/
We were taken on a walk through regenerating native forest and black birches while they talked about the project that started 10 years ago.
We met the rodent sniffing dogs, native geckos and red fronted kakariki (a native parrot) while being shown the various traps used to catch rats, stoats, possums, cats etc.
They are building a predator fence too and raising money for this as it costs about $30 per metre.
Here are some photos I took throughout the day...
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Note the difference in some areas between the hillsides covered in native bush and those that have been farmed or forested.
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Re: Tui Nature Reserve

Postby pandacory » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:07 pm

stunning scenery. Love the one of the loo on the hillside.
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Re: Tui Nature Reserve

Postby Angel Fish » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:37 pm

Wow! Beautiful pics as always.

When we get a clear day, I'll take some pictures of our stunning new views :)
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Re: Tui Nature Reserve

Postby markee » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:20 pm

Great pics............what's with the little dogs in hi-vis vests?
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Re: Tui Nature Reserve

Postby Carylnz » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:48 am

They are trained to sniff out rodents and unwanted pests. Hi-viz vests means they are not shot by mistake by hunters and can be found in the bush if they are lost plus it shows they are not wild dogs left to roam.
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