Thursday, 30 July 2009

Pollination - What's Happening in Your Garden

Dr Linda Newstrom talks about amazing relationship between plants and insects in your garden.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/pollination-whats-happening-in-your-garden.html


Pest Plants

Jaap Knegtmans talks about the pest plant species control work that is co-coordinated by MAF.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/pest-plants.html


Sunday, 19 July 2009

Rabbits - Canterbury Pest Animal Control

Dave Hunter from Excell talks with Rob McCaw about the rabbit control programme in Banks Peninsula.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/rabbits-canterbury-pest-animal-control.html


Lucas Associates Restoration Guides - a Review

Landscape Architect Di Lucas talks to Di Robertson about how she uses complex scientific data to interpret the landscape and its biology to create guides and plans for restoration and sustainable land management.

Recorded 15 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/lucas-associates-restoration-guides-a-review.html


Weedbusters

Weedbusters supporter Helen Braithwaite talks about the work of Weedbusters: a weed awareness and education programme that aims to protect New Zealand's environment from the increasing weed problem.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/weedbusters.html


Rooks - Canterbury Pest Animal Control

Dave Hunter from Excell talks with Rob McCaw about the rook control programme in Banks Peninsula.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/rooks-canterbury-pest-animal-control.html


Introduction to the Amazing World of Spiders

Dr Simon Pollard, the natural history photographer and curator at Canterbury Museum shares some of his research and images of New Zealand's native spiders.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/introduction-to-the-amazing-world-of-spiders.html


Community Pest Control - Methods

Steve Hix from Connovation demonstrates pest control products available suitable for the public to use.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/community-pest-control-methods.html


Canterbury Mudfish

DoC Ranger Anita Spencer talks about the acutely threatened Canterbury mudfish found only in the Canterbury plains of New Zealand and the efforts being put into conserving them.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/canterbury-mudfish.html


Wilding Conifers - a Pest Plant

Nick Ledgard from SCION talks to Miles Giller the issues created by the wilding spread of introduced conifers and what can be done to minimise their effects.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/wilding-conifers-a-pest-plant.html


Omahu Bush

Grant Nelson talks about the diverse range of bird and plant species that trampers are likely to come across at Omahu Bush, and the work that he is undertaking in an attempt to protect and enhance the Port Hills.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/omahu-bush.html


Plant Me Instead - a Review

Weedbusters supporter Helen Braithwaite explains how to spot the weeds amongst the flowers in the garden using the "plant me instead" booklet.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/plant-me-instead-a-review.html


Prebbleton Nature Park

Volunteers from Prebbleton Nature Park fill us in on the activities taking place to help maintain the park.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More infromation http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/prebbleton-nature-park.html


Saturday, 18 July 2009

Aquatic Plant Propagation

Soren O'Neil from Wai-ora Nursery tells of her efforts at generating the growth of aquatic plant species in conservation sites around Canterbury.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/aquatic-plant-propagation.html


Blue Duck and Brown Teal Captive Breeding

Tara Atkinson talks about her role managing Orana Wildlife Park?s programme for the breeding of these endangered birds for national release-recovery programmes.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/blue-duck-and-brown-teal-captive-breeding.html


Tree Planting and Staking

Miles Giller gives a demonstration on how to correctly establish and maintain new tree growth.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/tree-planting-and-staking.html


The Three Kings Island's Rare Plants and Their Conservation

Canterbury Museum director Dr Anthony Wright talks about the unique native flora and fauna found on these pristine islands.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/the-three-kings-islands-rare-plants-and-their-conservation.html


Seed Collection

Jason Butt gives an account of how and why he goes about collecting seeds from native New Zealand plants.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/seed-collection.html


NZ Native Carnivorous Plants

Amber Sciligo talks to Simon Johnson about her PhD research into New Zealand's native carnivorous plant and what people can do to help conserve them.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/nz-native-carnivorous-plants.html


Making a Weta Motel - DIY

Mike Bowie shows how to make a home for the native New Zealand Weta, and explains how they are useful for studying populations.

Recorded 15 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/making-a-weta-motel-diy.html


Purple Loosestrife - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Purple Loosestrife is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/purple-loosestrife-a-pest-plant.html


Riccarton Bush Predator Fence Visit

Ranger John Moore shows us the predator fence at Riccarton Bush.

Recorded 16 December 2008 at Riccarton Bush.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/riccarton-bush-predator-fence-visit.html


Lagarosiphon - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Lagarosiphon is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/lagarosiphon-a-pest-plant.html


Mudfishing

DoC Ranger Anita Spencer catches some mudfish at Wekanui Creek.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/mudfishing.html


Old Mans Beard - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Old Mans Beard is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/old-mans-beard-a-pest-plant.html


Hornwort - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Hornwort is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/hornwort-a-pest-plant.html


Indigenous Ecosystems of Otautahi Christchurch - a Review

Landscape Architect Di Lucas talks to Di Robertson about the natural ecosystems guides for Christchurch city and Port Hills.

Recorded 15 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/indigenous-ecosystems-of-otautahi-christchurch-a-review.html


Egeria - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Egeria is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/egeria-a-pest-plant.html


Goats - Canterbury Pest Animal Control

Dave Hunter from Excell talks with Rob McCaw about the goat control programme in Banks Peninsula.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/goats-canterbury-pest-animal-control.html


Darwins Barberry - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Dawins Barberry is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/darwins-barberry-a-pest-plant.html


Submerged Aquatic Weeds are Bad

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why submerged aquatic weeds are bad.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/submerged-aquatic-weeds-are-bad.html


The Birds of Christchurch

Dr Paul Scofield from Canterbury Museum is interviewd by Chris Todd about the prehistoric and current birds of Christchurch.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/the-birds-of-christchurch.html


Friday, 17 July 2009

Garden Plants Becoming Weeds

Jon Sullivan tells us about the impact that exotic garden plants are having on native New Zealand species.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/garden-plants-becoming-weeds.html


Living With Natives - a Review

Professor Ian Spellerberg talks to Rob McCaw about the passion that has driven the creation of his new book.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/living-with-natives-a-review.html


Native Plants in Your Garden Used for Medicine or Food

Sue Schelle talks about how useful the native plants in your garden can be.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/native-plants-in-your-garden-used-for-medicine-or-food.html


Planting Ferns

Fern propagation specialist Paul Michael talks to Di Robertson about how to be successful at planting ferns and what species could suit local garden conditions.

Recorded 15 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/planting-ferns.html


Trapping Possums

Bruce Warburton talks to Tom Fraser about the best methods for controlling one of the most serious threats to New Zealand flora and fauna.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/trapping-possums.html


Kaitorete Spit

Doc Ranger Ian Hankin discusses the impact of weeds on the natural biodiversity of the Kaitorete Spit.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/kaitorete-spit.html

Chainsaws - DIY

Ryan Young shows how to maintain and use a chainsaw safely.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/chainsaws-diy.html