These little native orchids are abundant in the Hugh Crawford DOC Reserve at the moment as are many other varieties. Easily accessable from our wetland boardwalk at Old Mill Lane, Ngururu.The orchids are Acianthus-sinclairii. Follow the link.
Saturday, 28 May 2022
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Monday, 21 March 2022
We took our friend Annette for a night time walk aremed with lamps to see what is at home at night in our lane. We found several Weta, including this lady, a Forest Gecko and these Green Crane Fly. We also discovered that spiders eyes glow in the dark.
Sunday, 6 February 2022
Friday, 10 December 2021
Saturday, 27 November 2021
Tuesday, 9 November 2021
The two Piwakawaka chicks have fledged. This nest was near our deck so we were able to see the chicks being fed in the Kanuka after fledging.
We love the detail these birds go to to make a tight, little and lasting nest like this one. There is moss, lichen, grass and other stiff fibres then spider web binding it all tight together.
Saturday, 30 October 2021
Melva noticed this beautiful fellow climbing down a kanuka by our deck. It then proceeded to force itself into a Weta hole to eat thye Weta. It managed to get most of its body in. This centipede is about 25cm long.
|About to enter the Weta hole|
|Well inside the Weta hole|