Let natives grow wild
Staff at a wildlife sanctuary are hoping people will buy bird-friendly plants in a bid to keep native wildlife healthy.
The annual Kaipupu Point plant sale will give green-fingered gardeners a chance to buy native plants.
Organisers hope by getting people to plant more native greenery in their gardens they will attract more birds to the area.
Kaipupu Point was awarded $500 worth of plants at the Cawthron Institute Marlborough Environmental awards last month from longterm supporters at Morgans Road Nursery near Grovetown, outside Blenheim.
These plants have been boosted by sanctuary volunteers Andrew John, Nozz Fletcher and growers at the The Picton Men’s Community Shed.
Nozz says it would be great to see more natives planted across Picton and Waikawa.
‘‘The dream is to encourage the planting of bird-friendly plants all over Picton and Waikawa,’’ he says.
The Autumn plant sale will be held on Friday and Saturday between 9am and 5pm at Mariners Mall in Picton.
All profits go back to Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary.