Visit the Native plants section and learn about these unique and wonderful wetland plants.
There are three distinctive types of wetland forests - swamps forest, peatland forest and intertidal forest.
As each kettle hole is unique in its size, depth, location and water regime, so too are the plant communities (called ephemeral turfs) growing within them.
In this video ranger Lorraine Cook takes her shoes and socks off to tell us about the benefits of wetland plants.
Green slime and brown scum on stream beds is usually regarded as an unattractive nuisance however, it is a vital part of stream ecosystems.
National Wetlands Symposium Auckland, 12-14 February 2014
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