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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 22, 2018 02:13 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on the leaves of a mature planted avocado tree in the park.

http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/9954530

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What

New Zealand Mantis (Orthodera novaezealandiae)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 13, 2021 02:55 PM NZST

Description

Obs for the right ootheca (egg mass). The left one looks like a South African ootheca (Miomantis caffra)? Both on the underside of a magnolia leaf.

Tags

JD

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 10, 2018 10:45 AM NZST

Description

Growing on the edge of the track with gorse. Tanekaha dominant forest.

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What

Patē Psyllid (Powellia schefflericola)

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

August 28, 2021 09:59 AM NZST

Description

Trackside on northern track between Scenic Drive and Pukematekeo Lookout, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland. In pit galls on lower surface of leaves of young Schefflera digitata.

NOTE: Although this is my first observation for this species, that is only because I have ignored/overlooked it until now.

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What

Panic Veldtgrass (Ehrharta erecta)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 1, 2021 11:48 AM NZST

Description

Growing through a buxus hedge.

Tags

JD

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What

New Zealand Bamboo Orchid (Earina mucronata)

Observer

chrisc

Date

July 25, 2021 11:46 AM NZST

Description

Growing on top of old scoria rock wall beside footpath. Two other clumps 50 mts away on each side of this one.

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What

Coastal Toetoe (Austroderia splendens)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 16, 2017 01:33 PM NZDT

Description

Growing with pampas grass.

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What

Brown Forest Flash (Pseudocoremia productata)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 13, 2019 02:07 PM NZDT

Description

This one had a small 'face' just below the back of the head! Resting on leaf litter in native bush.

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Observer

marshy

Date

June 16, 2021 05:40 PM NZST

Description

Drosera (see other observation from today) found growing among oi oi with Drosera capensis and another as yet unidentified species (see other observation from today). Location only partially accurate, need to review this as the app didn't log it but have GPS coords.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 5, 2021 10:04 AM NZST

Description

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What

Black Tree Fern (Cyathea medullaris)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 9, 2021 11:48 AM NZST

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What

North Island Lacebark (Hoheria populnea)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 12, 2021 09:22 AM NZDT

Description

Note, the flowers have purple stamens.

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What

Long-leaved Lacebark (Hoheria sexstylosa)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 8, 2020 09:41 AM NZDT

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What

False Bindweeds (Genus Calystegia)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 12, 2020 02:02 PM NZDT

Tags

hs, HS06

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What

Kanono (Coprosma autumnalis)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2020 02:46 PM NZST

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 12, 2020 10:31 AM NZDT

Description

Tags

HS05, hs

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What

Native Cranberry Moth (Poecilasthena pulchraria)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 4, 2018 09:52 AM NZDT

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What

Pohuehue (Muehlenbeckia australis)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 6, 2020 12:10 PM NZDT

Tags

hs, HS03

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 31, 2020 01:46 PM NZDT

Description

Planted in a residential garden surrounded by native bush.

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What

Parramatta Grass (Sporobolus africanus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 24, 2020 09:54 AM NZDT

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What

Sweet Vernal Grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 24, 2020 09:24 AM NZDT

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What

Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 24, 2020 09:25 AM NZDT

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What

Tall Oat Grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 23, 2020 01:07 PM NZDT

Description

Grass on left side of 2nd image.

Tags

PM

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What

Forest Gecko (Mokopirirakau granulatus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 2020

Description

Resident gecko. At least 3 have been observed here.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 15, 2020 10:38 AM NZST

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What

Garden Weevil (Phlyctinus callosus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 21, 2020 10:49 AM NZDT

Description

Insect damage on a number of Blue Corn-Lily Aristea ecklonii plants. Plants with flowers and flower buds. Found a dead weevil (?) at the base of one plant.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 13, 2020 01:06 PM NZDT

Description

On the underside of pigeonwood leaves (Hedycarya arborea).

Tags

AFP

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What

Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 5, 2020 03:39 PM NZST

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What

Common Flapjack (Carpophyllum maschalocarpum)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 12, 2020 10:17 AM NZST

Description

Washed up on the tide line.

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What

Geraniums and Cranesbills (Genus Geranium)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 7, 2020 02:49 PM NZDT

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What

Crimson Rātā (Metrosideros carminea)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 11, 2017 02:07 PM NZDT

Description

Thrilled to find a wild flowering M. carminea vine beside the track. The vine was growing on a tall tree fern trunk (no fronds) that had snapped near the base. Possibly from the weight of the vine.

A M. carminea vine was planted at Arataki Visitor Centre nearby over the hill, about 10 years ago. Wondered if there's a possibility the wild vine self-seeded from the planted vine?

July 2019 update: current status of the vine, looked dead but showing signs of life: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/28712258

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What

Wavy Bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 25, 2020 03:32 PM NZST

Description

Growing in long grass beside a stream.

Tags

HS03, hs

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What

Gum Leaf Skeletonizer (Uraba lugens)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 11, 2018 12:32 PM NZST

Description

Found on the leaves of a large, mature eucalyptus. I don't know if the orange/brown pupae(?) are from the same species.

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What

New Zealand Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 2, 2019 04:26 PM NZST

Description

Sacred kingfisher regurgitated a food pellet (pictured).

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2020 12:59 PM NZST

Description

Foraging on fresia flowers.

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What

Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 18, 2018 02:45 PM NZST

Description

Bird foraging on the ground.

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What

Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 22, 2019 03:18 PM NZDT

Description

Watched the tui fly several times to the ground to feed on something.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 6, 2019 10:44 AM NZDT

Description

I think? Egg mass on a rock in a freshwater stream, about 500m from the sea, so brackish water. Similar egg masses on the Marine Eggs project:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/8925163
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/21239464

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What

Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis)

Observer

zagothedrago

Date

March 23, 2019 02:36 PM NZDT

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 11, 2020 11:20 AM NZST

Description

Flying low around bracken and gorse, open grassy area in native bush.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 24, 2019 12:38 PM NZST

Description

A battered plant growing beside a coastal bush track.

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What

German Yellowjacket (Vespula germanica)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 15, 2019 04:09 PM NZDT

Description

Classic key features of a Vespula germanica wasp:

Tags

J&K

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What

Ink Berry (Dianella nigra)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 5, 2017 11:31 AM NZST

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What

Mouse Ears (Erioderma sorediatum)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 11, 2019 11:21 AM NZST

Description

Growing on a kanuka. Very strong, foul smell.

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What

Southern Ant (Chelaner antarcticus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 9, 2020 02:47 PM NZST

Description

Found on a sage plant in a residential garden surrounded by native bush.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 9, 2019 01:20 PM NZDT

Description

Opaque, grey-green colour. Growing on a log in native bush, shady damp area.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 24, 2020 10:41 AM NZST

Description

Growing on a rotting mahoe branch in native bush, podocarp/broadleaf.

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What

Carrots, Ivies, and Allies (Order Apiales)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 7, 2020 01:59 PM NZST

Description

Lemonwood entangled with a silver fern.

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What

North Island Kōkako (Callaeas wilsoni)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 2018

Description

Kokako pair Francis & Zelah have taken up residence on private property opposite the boundary of mainland sanctuary Ark in the Park. The pair are obsessed with checking themselves out in any reflective surface, and have been spotted at neighbouring properties looking in windows, and on cars looking in mirrors.

The pair have nested on the property and produced a healthy chick which is preparing to fledge. Watched the pair feed on lawn weeds (incl. dandelion leaves), rewarewa flowers, kanono leaves and fruit, kiekie fruit and pukatea.

Fun, short video of the pair in the video link field.

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What

Black Rat (Rattus rattus)

Observer

epitree

Date

March 9, 2013

Description

Most likely ship rat (Rattus rattus) as nest in tree hollow. In the shots female is up to the right and babies are suckling.

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What

Eurasian Stoat (Mustela erminea)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 6, 2020 10:43 AM NZST

Description

Slipped out from under mamaku fronds in native bush by a driveway, then disappeared back into the bush.

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What

American Searocket (Cakile edentula)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 19, 2020 12:02 PM NZST

Description

Fruit without horns.
Searocket guide: https://inaturalist.nz/guide_taxa/507099

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Observer

tonydunn1

Date

June 6, 2020 08:47 AM NZST

Description

Vine climbing to top of canopy - would like help naming please.

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What

Giant Puffball (Calvatia gigantea)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 2, 2016

Description

Puffball found by Ambury Regional Park ranger.

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What

Neinei (Dracophyllum latifolium)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 21, 2020 01:41 PM NZST

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 28, 2017 03:35 PM NZST

Description

Several wash-ups along the beach with empty cells, one had cells occupied.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 1, 2018 03:30 PM NZDT

Description

Found in moss below a fallen tree trunk crossing the track, beside a small bush stream.

AIP Remus Roe

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 21, 2020 11:09 AM NZST

Description

On the underside of poataniwha leaves (Melicope simplex).

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What

Celery-Pine (Genus Phyllocladus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 21, 2020 01:36 PM NZST

Description

Growing on an exposed rocky viewpoint.

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What

Mountain Toatoa (Phyllocladus alpinus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 21, 2020 02:33 PM NZST

Description

Seedling growing on an exposed, rocky lookout point.

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What

Mountain Toatoa (Phyllocladus alpinus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 3, 2018 03:38 PM NZDT

Description

I think ... unfamiliar with this plant. Growing on a rocky outcrop along with Phyllocladus toatoa. Top third of the track up to Mt Te Aroha, 952m, the highest point in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 2018

Description

Growing at the top third of the track up to Mt Te Aroha, 952m, the highest point in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 2018

Description

Upper third of the track up to the top of Mount Te Aroha, 952m, the highest point in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park.

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What

By-the-wind Sailor (Velella velella)

Observer

haydon

Date

October 14, 2017 02:50 PM NZDT

Description

Mass stranding with millions spread along a long exposed coast line

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 2016

Description

Growing under a cliff on scrubby, weedy, grassy dunes.

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What

New Zealand Myrtle (Lophomyrtus obcordata)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 02:36 PM NZDT

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What

Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 12, 2018 10:19 AM NZST

Description

Freshly washed up, outgoing tide. Common along the strand line, small and large.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 4, 2020 03:14 PM NZST

Description

Spotted flying low in the dunes. Rested briefly. Strong northwesterly at the time of observation. Northeasterly and northerly wind the previous day. Butterfly eventually flew north-west over the beach in the direction of a headland.

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What

Large Crane Flies (Family Tipulidae)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 30, 2020 03:07 PM NZST

Description

Found in a tree stump. Coastal native bush garden.

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What

Hairy Speedwell (Veronica calycina)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 6, 2019 01:50 PM NZDT

Description

Common on a weedy access lane in native bush.

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What

Hairy Speedwell (Veronica calycina)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 23, 2019 03:39 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on a weedy access lane in native bush.

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What

Man O' Wars (Genus Physalia)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 3, 2016 05:08 PM NZDT

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What

Meshweavers (Family Dictynidae)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 18, 2018 01:57 PM NZDT

Description

On mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus).

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Observer

beaumasters

Date

May 19, 2018 02:01 AM HST

Description

Found with several over members of the blue fleet, mid-incoming tide, NW onshore wind, washed up with the drift-line. To give a bit of context to the photos, I ended up with a hand full of Rams horn shells that had Fiona along with the Lepas. barnacles, these were placed in a plastic container with seawater to get some pics showing Fiona with cerata suspended.

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What

Pelagic Gooseneck Barnacle (Lepas anatifera)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 21, 2017 12:37 PM NZST

Description

On a log washed up the beach, on the side of a stream.

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What

Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 4, 2020 07:31 PM NZDT

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 12, 2019 10:58 PM NZDT

Description

Resting on a window outside, drawn to lights inside. Regenerating native bush and exotic plants.

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What

Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 5, 2019 04:24 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on the edge of a stream outflow to the sea, brackish water.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 7, 2019 01:40 PM NZST

Description

On Pseudopanax arboreus.

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What

Gulfweed Crab (Planes minutus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 2, 2016

Description

On the beach at the high tide mark.

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What

Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 21, 2020 04:40 PM NZDT

Description

Family making its way through native bush. Adult and at least three piglets. Short video in the video link field.

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What

Cave Wetas (Subfamily Macropathinae)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 13, 2016 11:51 AM NZDT

Description

100's of cave wetas inside a disused manganese mine surrounded by regenerating native forest. Some weta specimens very large.

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Observer

glycymeris

Date

July 28, 2019

Description

7 mm.
Washed up among rocks, uncommon in west coast.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 2, 2018 12:56 PM NZDT

Description

A few plants in the wetlands at the Tunnel Point campground. Very abundant further south in the Pararaha Valley wetlands.

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What

Ferny Azolla (Azolla pinnata)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 17, 2019 02:46 PM NZDT

Description

I think the native species ... Still pond a few metres from the river.

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What

Red Azolla (Azolla rubra)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 17, 2019 02:55 PM NZDT

Description

Still patch in the vegetation beside the river.

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What

Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 2015

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What

Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2017 12:35 PM NZDT

Description

Bird feeding on the access road. No sign of fallen flowers or berries on the ground, but there were ants.

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What

Solander's Geranium (Geranium solanderi)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 12, 2020 09:14 AM NZDT

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What

Buff-tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 4, 2019 04:13 PM NZDT

Description

Feeding on an echinacea flower along with a Painted lady butterfly in a rural residential herb/flower garden.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 13, 2017 12:32 PM NZST

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 2017

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What

Common Kelp (Ecklonia radiata)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 27, 2019 06:52 PM NZDT

Description

Many large clumps washed up on one section of the beach.

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Observer

marleyii

Date

May 11, 2019 03:10 PM NZST

Description

Common down steep coastal cliffs

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What

Kanono (Coprosma autumnalis)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 19, 2016

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 25, 2018 02:50 PM NZST

Description

Egg cases? A few small groups on a mature karaka trunk.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 22, 2020 06:53 PM NZDT

Description

Found in a bird bath, still alive. Moth is in water, first image.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 4, 2018 10:35 AM NZST

Description

Growing on a damp, shaded bank by a river; remnant/regenerating native bush and exotic pine plantation.

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What

Northern New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus ssp. aquilonius)

Observer

jordi_nz

Date

January 21, 2020 06:26 PM NZDT

Description

Both chicks banded. Parents around. Should fledge in 2-3 weeks if all goes well. Fingers crossed.

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What

Barnacles (Infraclass Cirripedia)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 29, 2018 02:47 PM NZST

Description

Remains of a marine creature? Washed up on the strand line, outgoing tide.