Totem poles

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Saturday, 26 October 2019

Mill Creek farm, Ohariu Valley - tree planting!

Yesterday the junior members of the Enviro team plus some of the year 6 leaders set off on an adventure! We drove out to Lizzie's farm, Mill Creek farm in Ohariu valley.
Before we could leave we had to wait for these little guys to cross the road.
 First we drove up to the wind turbines and had our lunch. Amazing view out to the South Island.

 Our lunchtime watchers.

 Then down to the dam to do some planting. Mill Creek is part of the Capital Kiwi project. At the moment traps are all over the farm catching rats, mice, stoats, all the predators to kiwis. We were there to help plant some native plants by the dam to build a habitat for kiwi and other native birds.
 We unloaded all the plants and tools and headed for the dam.

Planting time.

 Planting all done!

 What an amazing team.
 I wonder what it will look like when we come back next year for the next stage?
 And back to the cars to head back to school.

 A big thanks to Lizzie and Gavin at Mill Creek for inviting us to join them in this project.
Ngā mihi to all the wonderful parents who were our drivers and helpers for the day.