Tucked away in the lush, rolling green hills of Great Barrier Island, you will find a community nursery named Lovebirds. This community project is overseen by the Charitable Trust, Windy Hill Sanctuary which is aimed at sustaining and improving biodiversity on Great Barrier Island.
Manned by a loyal and dedicated team of local volunteers the nursery raises native seedlings for planting on the island. The seedlings needed to be transported between the greenhouses and the nursery volunteers had to find a solution for this which didn’t involve moving only one or two plants at a time.
(Volunteer Derek Bell moving seedlings into a newly erected polytunnel)
The 48 Litre Bread Crates are great for keeping the seedlings off the ground so they don’t sit on the wet or damp. Nurturing the native seedlings is imperative to ensure the success of the planting programme and is a productive step in the longevity of these native plants
(Inside the shade house)
Lovebirds are doing great work on Great Barrier Island helping native species flourish, eradicating invasive plants and reintroducing native plants that have been previously lost to the Island.
We love your dedication Lovebirds!