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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 Kokako Callaeas wilsoni

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 2, 2018 10:34 AM NZDT

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

Ship 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

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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Square

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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Square

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 3, 2018 03:40 PM NZDT

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 3, 2018 03:17 PM NZDT

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 16, 2016 10:08 AM NZDT

Description

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

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What

Rohutu Lophomyrtus obcordata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 02:36 PM NZDT

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What

Bluebottle 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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Square

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

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 Weta 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 21, 2015 05:00 PM NZDT

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What

Tui 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 16, 2017 11:33 AM NZST

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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 grandifolia

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.

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What

Forest Shield Bug Oncacontias vittatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 26, 2020 04:35 PM NZDT

Description

Two in a weedy, grassy area, residential garden in native bush.

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What

Banana Passionfruit Passiflora tripartita

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 20, 2020 03:44 PM NZDT

Description

Growing through native bush.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 4, 2018 10:42 AM NZDT

Description

Inside the visitor centre located in native bush.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 21, 2019 03:51 PM NZDT

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 19, 2018 12:28 PM NZDT

Description

Native bush. Hitched a ride on backpack.

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What

Kiokio Blechnum novae-zelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 16, 2020 11:17 AM NZDT

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Square

What

Kererū Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 16, 2020 11:22 AM NZDT

Description

Feeding on ripe puriri fruit.

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What

Kererū Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 15, 2020 11:49 AM NZDT

Description

Bird keen to get ripe puriri fruit.

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What

White Bubble Shell Papawera zelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 29, 2017 10:59 AM NZDT

Description

Heaps of these blobs on the mudflats or in shallow rock pools, low tide.

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Square

What

Coastal California Quail Callipepla californica ssp. brunnescens

Observer

fishtse

Date

January 29, 2017 12:52 PM AWST

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 8, 2020 11:22 AM NZDT

Description

Growing on a bank, bush access road.

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What

Princess Tree Paulownia tomentosa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 11, 2019 10:47 AM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Bamboo Orchid Earina mucronata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 29, 2016 03:35 PM NZDT

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 26, 2019 11:57 AM NZDT

Tags

J&K

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What

Gall and Forest Midges Family Cecidomyiidae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 13, 2017 01:05 PM NZST

Description

Insect had made furry 'galls' of Clematis paniculata leaves on a vine. The galls were hard. Found tiny larva inside the galls when I opened up a couple. Photos 4-8 show the start of a gall on one leaf, and the larva inside.

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What

Gall and Forest Midges Family Cecidomyiidae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 26, 2019 12:33 PM NZST

Description

Some kind of gall(?) on Clematis paniculata leaves.

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What

Hall's Totara Podocarpus laetus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 20, 2019 11:01 AM NZDT

Description

Sapling growing beside a wide access track, regenerating native bush.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 2, 2019 05:40 PM NZDT

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What

Banana Passionfruit Passiflora tripartita

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 13, 2019 03:16 PM NZST

Description

Banana passionfruit, but I don't know which species. Fruiting and flowering vines smothering native plants on a hillside above the harbour.

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What

New Zealand Mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 29, 2019 11:05 AM NZDT

Description

Many in a shallow bush stream.

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What

Oyster Mushrooms Genus Pleurotus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 6, 2018 05:24 PM NZDT

Description

Fungi growing on a rotten cabbage tree was being eaten by a North Island robin.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 05:06 PM NZDT

Description

Inside a barrel-shaped salp.

Salp obs:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/20340733

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Observer

edithj

Date

October 11, 2017

Description

Does anyone know what this is? It appears to be killing the lancewood.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 25, 2018 12:56 PM NZDT

Description

Small shrub beside the track.

Ark IW rat monitoring line

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What

Pacific Bottletail Sepioloidea pacifica

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 30, 2019 01:19 PM NZDT

Description

Gastropod eggs? On seaweed washed up at high tide, just turned.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 9, 2019 11:32 AM NZDT

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 24, 2019 10:06 AM NZDT

Description

Growing on a dry mossy bank in regenerating native bush.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 9, 2019 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

Pair flew in and rested on roadside vegetation.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 17, 2019 11:41 AM NZST

Description

Pupal cocoons on the trunk of a mature karaka.

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What

Manuka Leptospermum scoparium

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 30, 2019 12:53 PM NZDT

Description

Leptospermum aff. scoparium (b) (AK 247250; “coastal silver prostrate”) of de Lange et al. (2018). Specimen growing on a iron pan just above coastal cliffs. Branchlets rooting freely on contact with ground.

I have deliberately obscured this observation for now - as the site is sensitive to human traffic and vandalism.

Reference

de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla, J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.M.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants. 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 22: 1–82.

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Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

October 1, 2019 02:36 PM NZDT

Description

washed up on the beach, some sort of eggs?

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 5, 2019 10:26 AM NZDT

Tags

J&K

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 5, 2018 12:30 PM NZDT

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What

Flat-backed Millipedes Order Polydesmida

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 1, 2018 12:37 PM NZDT

Description

Insect on a set Victor trap baited with peanut butter.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 3, 2019 02:55 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on a silver fern trunk.

Tags

J&K

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What

Rengarenga Arthropodium cirratum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 30, 2016 10:51 AM NZDT

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:27 AM NZST

Description

I think. Shells buried in rock pools on the reef exposed at low tide. NZ Mollusca says Motukaraka Island is a location for this species.
http://www.mollusca.co.nz/speciesdetail.php?speciesid=2515

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Square

What

Old World Rats Genus Rattus

Observer

alice_shanks

Date

September 19, 2016

Description

This may not be the right forum but I do wonder about the small piece of korflute left behind after monthly deployments of Chew Track cards to monitor rats.

Do weka forage thes epieces of plastic?

(The litter would decrease if I could actually catch the rats).

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What

Passerines Order Passeriformes

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

May 4, 2017 11:20 AM NZST

Description

A bird has included plastic threads from sacking material in the construction of its nest.

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Square

What

South Island Fernbird Poodytes punctatus ssp. punctatus

Observer

john_barkla

Date

November 7, 2017 01:42 PM NZDT

Description

Curious mix of nesting material that includes plastic waste on the left and takahe feathers on the right.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 28, 2018 05:09 PM NZDT

Description

Epiphyte on Hormosira banksii (Neptune's Necklace).

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 25, 2019 10:18 AM NZST