Today we were lucky to be visited by the beautiful Green Geko. It was in the Kanuka right beside our deck.
Saturday, 22 May 2021
New to us anyway. It is a Three Horned Tree Hopper. (An Australian immigrant). From our garden.
Odd looking fellow about 5mm long.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
With the addition of a boarwalk down the far side of the drain there is now a loop walk from the carpark. This will improve access for the Ngunguru School Wetland Classroom and anyone who visits the wetland. It is particularly useful for birders and photographers who wish to snap the resident Mātātā (Fernbirds), Mioweka (Banded Rail and Puweto (Spotless Crake) or any of the others that may arrive.
The main boardwalk across the wetland provides access to the tracks in the Hugh Crawford Conservation Reserve.
A huge thankyou goes to the folk who donated timber, nails and time.
They are: Toots Timber (Nails), Noel Herman (Timber and decking) Peter Tuhaka (Decking) Jonathan Schofield (Decking) Steve Marshall (Decking, Galvanised bolts & hangers) Trevor Greggory, Tim Damerell, Nick Marsden, Melva (Labour helpers)
As far as we are concerned our wetland is open to the public. Just angle park your car at the beginning of Old Mill Lane and walk 50 metres up the lane to the signposted boardwalk.
Please there are endangered birds here including Kiwi. No dogs allowed.