Category Archives: Ecology

Best office day I’ll have this year!

If working on a computer means you’re in the office then for the 27th February I must have had one of the best office spaces going anywhere. Being a Monday it started with that long dawn haul south Up in … Continue reading

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I hate Mondays or Too Much Rock and Roll

No doubt you all know that our peace was once again shattered by Ruaumoko stirring in his sleep just after midnight on Monday morning 14th Nov. (nearly 15 days ago). It was that rock and roll of someone shaking you … Continue reading

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Recovery: Saving the “Rat” That Isn’t — Cool Green Science

At first glance this post on the Nature Conservancy’s blog ‘Cool Green Science’ appears to be about a hut building rodent in Florida but really it’s about CATS.  In particular the impact of the new trend of trapping, neutering and … Continue reading

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The Road to O Tu Wharekai Part II

Back in September last year I did a post “On the way to O Tu Wharekai” it was hasty, photos weren’t so good and I fully expected to quickly find out what was meant by O Tu Wharekai and let … Continue reading

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Sssss… stands for:

Strolling in misty mountains not far from Edoras in Search of Scaly Snouts and

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Charger

I’m being charged by a diminutive knight across a field of grey stone, suppressing a chuckle because her gallant defiance is undermined by her comical appearance with long black lance bent sideways at the tip.  Charge completed I am presented … Continue reading

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Wild about Pines

North Canterbury Farm Forestry Field Day 25th March 2015 Wilding Pines in the Craigieburn area. Way back around the end of the 19th Century, the NZ government got a little worried about what was going to happen in the future … Continue reading

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Perched bog and yellow mistletoe

Canterbury Botanical Society, Torlesse Foothills, 19th April 2015 Saturday’s trip was postponed to Sunday with spectacular results. Saturday was bleak but Sunday……. Starting at an artificial irrigation lake in the foothills of the Torlesse Range we explored the wetland remnant … Continue reading

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Malvern Hills

Canterbury Botanical Society trip to Malvern Hills 7th March 2015 It was a damp and grey day when a hardy handful gathered at the Glentunnel Domain and proceeded to a property in the Malvern Hills where a private restoration project … Continue reading

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Botanical Society Field Day to the Whitecliffs area

A grey and damp day in the hills behind Glentunnel was a welcome break from the hot and dry conditions down on the plains. First stop was a red tussock, (Chionochloa rubra) wetland, recently protected with a QEII Covenant.

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