Give Back to Nature Tours and Activities-starting 29th - 31st Jan 2021
Caring, while sharing The Catlins
About the "Give Back to Nature Tours": you will become a Wildlife Guardian as your hosts Gordon and Janine Thompson take you to some "out of the way" places to work on conservation and citizen science projects in the north Catlins. This will include a trip to the Yellow-eyed Penguin reserve to improve habitat for penguins, a night time tour to search for (and hopefully record) Longtail Bats; a meal out at a local restaurant and a tour of Earthlore where you can plant in our Insect Conservation Habitat to help offset your travel.
For the day tripper: visit Earthlore at 129 Hinahina Road, Owaka to experience a Flea Circus Puppet Show, play mini Frisbee Golf, dress up in our traditional Gypsy Caravan, meet our friendly donkeys, sheep and geese, or take a stroll around our eco-friendly gift shop where hot drinks and snacks are available.
Earthlore's wildlife: There are Tui, Bellbird and Kereru living at Earthlore all year round. If you visit on a sunny day, you may also see Red and Yellow Admiral butterfly, Copper Butterfly and if you are really lucky, maybe even a Tussock Ringlet butterfly or two.
What people are saying about Earthlore
Really fun and informative. The wonderful garden and superb bird life are a bonus
Had a wonderful time with four children aged 9-12 visiting Earthlore this January. There was plenty for the children to do and we all found the insect displays and habitats very interesting. Highly recommended for a family afternoon out. Also would be a wonderful place for a group of adults who are interested in conservation or gardening to visit.
The variety of insects and the knowledge the owners have as to how they fit into the eco-system is truly inspiring.