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New Zealand flora and fauna and the modern landscape

An open discussion about Birds,plants, weeds,gardening and conservation in New Zealand.
Drawing on his years of work for the Christchurch botanic gardens and for the Department of conservation Luke-Bird will cover a range of topics including:

Unique Native plants and creatures
Basic plant identification
Why biodiversity is important.
What is a weed? When is a weed not a weed?
Conservation and intervention. When should we step in?
Native wildlife and urban environments
Where to from here?