andrewmaungakotukutuku

Joined: Dec 09, 2020 Last Active: May 07, 2021 iNaturalist NZ

Purchased 65 Ha of rough, neglected scrub and grazing land with virtually no tree cover in the Maungakotukutuku Valley in 1986. Planted 50k trees of mixed species and set aside 1/3 (now > 1/2) of the land for native regeneration. Nature has been my passion and refuge all my life. I am eclectic in my approach to stewardship of our land with a mix of native and exotics. I have a particular concentration of interest in trees but with the huge growth in bird-life as our plantings and reserves have developed I have become also entranced by the birdlife (and indeed all life). I am a lover and nurturer of nature, an enthusiastic photographer, but no expert. I have a passion for sharing the blessing of our land and of the adjoining valley with others, especially with children and I am exploring ways to continue our project beyond my lifetime.

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