Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1970) 17: 47- 51

Bankside—A new scientific reserve on the Canterbury Plains

Research Article
B. P. J. Molloy  
  1. Botany Division, D.S.I.R., Christchurch

Current surveys, encouraged by the New Zealand Ecological Society, are showing that a surprising number of native communities still survive on the Canterbury Plains. though in modified form. In 1969 a small area of scrub and grassland with undisturbed soils near Bankside was secured for a scientific reserve—the first of its kind on the Plains. A brief description is given.