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What

Boletes Family Boletaceae

Observer

zaschf

Date

April 30, 2020 10:22 AM NZST

Description

Not quite sure what mushroom this is but they are plentiful in the lawn behind the house.
When cut in half they don't go blue but pealing off the sponge gills they turn blue.

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Observer

grey

Date

July 15, 2018 11:41 AM NZST

Description

Growing on a mossy bank beside a track in broadleaf-podocarp forest. Caps to 30 mm across. Stems covered with short hairs.

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies Order Agaricales

Observer

arnim

Date

August 11, 2018 09:37 AM NZST

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What

Bonnets Genus Mycena

Observer

dougalt

Date

May 28, 2018 07:09 PM NZST

Description

Mycena sp. 'Nile River'. Went back after a tip from J. Cooper that these might be bioluminescent. They were emitting a faint glow.

Exposure times of 6-8 minutes at f/8 and ISO 3200 were reasonable. Some post-process tweaking.

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Square

What

Gem Doris Dendrodoris krusensternii

Observer

lanfam

Date

April 19, 2018 03:57 PM HST

Description

Dendrodoris denisoni

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Three Kings to Fiordland

Nudibranch! We found a few of these in the rock pools.

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What

Forest Gecko Mokopirirakau granulatus

Observer

emma-and-tom

Date

November 24, 2017 08:42 PM NZDT

Description

Found on the predator-proof fence.

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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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Square

What

Kea Nestor notabilis

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

March 25, 2017 06:46 PM NZDT

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Square

What

Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

karoriwill

Date

February 4, 2017 10:47 PM NZDT

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Square

What

Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

mikey_crikey

Date

December 13, 2016 08:38 PM NZDT

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Square

What

Plague Skink Lampropholis delicata

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

April 30, 2016

Description

Eating a landhopper

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Square

What

Flying Squids Family Ommastrephidae

Observer

aunty

Date

March 29, 2016

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What

Sea Swallow Glaucus atlanticus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 11, 2016

Description

Is it a fish? Is it a slug? Is it a fishy anemone? I do not have a clue what this is!

It is about 30mm long and there were a few of them in the sand - outgoing tide nearly on the turn. Most were buried and only the "fan fin" was showing.

Resting on the wet sand, when the sand collapsed it arched it's face upwards (2nd and third photos) and seem to spawn capsule from somewhere - there are 2 floating in the 4th pic.

Totally hypnotic, by the time my sister-in-law and I carried on the brother had walked 2kms away from us!