135 Awaroa Rd
Sunnyvale, Auckland 0612
(Not 14 August as initially listed). John Sumich, Ark Management committee representative will be giving us an update on Ark in the Park and Matuku, which is situated in the hills behind Bethells beach, this forest and wetlands sanctuary is Forest & Bird’s second-largest reserve occupying a total of 120 hectares. The larger part of the reserve is native forest which is best described as coastally influenced lowland broadleaf forest with emergent tanekaha and kaurri on ridges. Dense with fruiting and flowering species such as puriri, karaka, nikau, rewarewa, kowhai, pigeonwood and mahoe, the forest is a good source for the thriving tui and kereru populations. In all over 250 plant species have been recorded in the forest, from perching lilies and orchids to the luxuriant
carpets of ferns and sedges the covers the forest floor.