Spring is here again and the wetlands are bursting into life with fresh plant growth and increasing breeding activity among the birds.
This was well illustrated recently when I visited James and Jane Hunter’s property at Porangahau, Central Hawke’s Bay. They are DU members and recently received a grant from DU Wetland Care Trust to assist with the construction of a complex of five dams along a swampy gully. Passionate wetland conservationists; they typify what DU is about.
This on-going interest from private landowners and support from DU is vital for wetlands and waterfowl. Read more about their achievements elsewhere in this issue.