Wednesday, 24 August 2016

What's in the garden.

These tiny exotic snails are in our garden and eating our letuces They are an introduced snail originally from Europe. It is Prietocella barbara according to Dr Karin Mahlfeld, Landscape Ecologist, Malacologist, Science Educator

These flatworms, as well as some other interesting fellows, are there too. They are Planariums and eat worms. There are lots of different kinds of Planariums too..

Monday, 8 August 2016

Te Waiotoi - Hidden River

Our lovely hidden Waiotoi River as seen from the Waiotoi Track

We also re- discovered the Dracophyllum Lessonianum we found two years ago and could not find again. We have submitted this find to the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network and it can be seen on the map. It is the only reported Dracophyllum Lessonianum on the East Coast between Matakana and Urupukapuka Is in the Bay of Islands.