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Volunteers are pulling out an invasive alder tree at Moore’s Bush, Leith Valley, Dunedin during Wild Dunedin festival 2016.
Photo by Beatrice Lee

Moore's Bush weeding and picnic 

Dunedin Branch of Forest and Bird —

Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday 22 April from 10.30–1.30 pm  by joining the Forest and Bird team at Moore’s Bush reserve in Leith Valley to release native plants from long grass. Then enjoy a picnic lunch in a lovely spot so close to our city.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided but please bring your own picnic lunch. 

This working bee is your chance to enjoy a special wild corner of Dunedin that has plentiful bird life and the Leith Stream, which flows through the reserve, is home to native crayfish and stream invertebrates.

The four hectare section of land was bequested to the Dunedin Branch of Forest and Bird by the Moore family.  It was previously a dairy farm and has been transformed into a lovely area of regenerated and planted native bush.

The Branch is finishing planting the remaining grassy areas, with two spots retained in grass as picnic areas.  

This Forest and Bird working bee for the Wild Dunedin Festival will be a continuation of the on-going work at Moore's Bush. 


Drive up Leith Valley Road, turn onto Thompson Road, and the reserve is about 100m up the road. Park and meet at the picnic table in the reserve.

Other Information:

This is native bush with a stream that needs to be crossed. Please wear sturdy footwear – boots or gumboots are ideal. 

Also bring gardening gloves if you use them, and secateurs and loppers can be useful, but not essential to bring. 

A coat, food and water are also needed.

FREE event with free nibbles and drinks supplied.

Please RSVP Phone (03) 4821156 for organisational purposes