You may recall that in 2013 we dug out a swampy area at the back of our property into a pond to create habitat for native birds and for our bees, it's our Sweetree HaBEEtat. Over the last few years my stepfather has been growing and tending to native plant seeds and together we have planted hundreds of native flax, grasses and trees around the pond. The pond is now looking fantastic and is the home to quite a few ducks, frogs, pheasants and the occasional visit from Tui. As the trees grow we hope to see more native birds down there and that it will provide food for our bees throughout the year.
This weekend we had a working bee where friends and family joined us to plant over 250 plants. Here's some photos of the day, it's coming along nicely!