Recently I found myself in Valonia Reserve, on the opposite side of Oakley Creek from the Allan Wood Reserve.
The Allan Wood Reserve has a footpath and is maintained by the Auckland City Council.
Valonia, on the other hand, has an unkept look, with the potential to become a natural wetland area.
Could it be planted, not just with fl axes, but other water loving plants?
This would attract more birds, it would still act as a natural drainage area for New Windsor, plus absorbing the carbon which
we humans continue to produce. S H E E L A H C H A L K L E N
Mt Alber t