South Wellington Search
Saturday 3 December 2022
Earlier this year we came upon Foxgloves on the slope below South Wellington. It was in January this year that they were found and there could be new seedlings there now, or there might even be another patch that wasn’t spotted.
To get there involved a walk of about 2:30, somewhat longer than anticipated. The last 200 metres or so are a bit rough and needed care. Once at the site there was no sign of foxgloves, but unfortunately the rock where they were could not be found. On the original trip the GPS stopped recording before and after the location and just the photo location had to be used. This would normally be accurate, but sometimes it can be a bit out, which may be be the case here.
A different return walk was used and with the warm day it made it a harder and longer walk than expected. In all it was 9.6k and took about seven and a quarter hours.
|Rock where Foxgloves found in Jan 2022 and a match to this could not be found in Dec 2022
|Shaped rock south Wellington
|Map of route taken Foxglove site is marked