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Motorway wetland fosters bird life

Motorway wetland fosters bird life

Native bird life is responding well to wetlands that Natural Habitats have been instrumental in creating as part of the M2PP motorway project just north of Wellington. In one of the ponds created alongside the Waikanae junction onramp, a pair of pied stilts have taken up residence and are currently sitting on a nest of four eggs!

 As some wetlands were lost during the motorway construction, more than 9.5 hectares of new wetlands were created as part of the mitigation process, says our Wellington regional manager, Tim Broadbent.

 “Even though there are other locations available, it’s really pleasing that they should choose a really busy area to build their nest with nearby traffic, walkers and cyclists,” says Tim.