Story: Native plants and animals – overview

Native replanting

Native replanting

This section of the Heathcote River in Christchurch has been planted with native tussock sedges, which now line the river edge. Vegetation overhanging the banks provides cover for native fish, and allows ducks and ducklings to hide from predators.

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Bob Brockie, 'Native plants and animals – overview - Alpine, wetland and coastal plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 June 2023)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007