November 28, 2020

Exploring Waiwhetu Stream

There's a small pocket of regenerating native bush neighboring Waiwhetu Stream. I went and had a look, tried to find subjects that introduced themselves to the area.

Posted on November 28, 2020 01:01 AM by tim-mcnamara tim-mcnamara | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November 02, 2020

Visit to Pukerua Bay

Took the girls to explore rock pools. Didn't see too much marine life, but did take a few snaps of plants.

Posted on November 02, 2020 08:31 PM by tim-mcnamara tim-mcnamara | 7 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 21, 2019

Camping in Greytown

After last weekend's trip to the Remutaka Forest Park, we decided to be a little braver this weekend. Went over the hill to the Greytown Campground. It's a great camp ground for kids, nestled next to a playground, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and what appears to be a very well maintained cricket pitch.

Highlight of the place for me though was the Soldiers' Memorial Park. It's a remnant of former lowland native bush. Many of the trees are hundreds of years old. The totara and matai are especially impressive. I think I encountered the largest kōwhai I've ever seen. If you're passing by along SH1, it's well worth a stop.

Posted on January 21, 2019 04:12 AM by tim-mcnamara tim-mcnamara | 30 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 13, 2019

Day Trip to Remutaka Forest Park

Didn't spend a great deal of time observing, but did manage to take a few photos while kids were paddling in the Catchpool Stream.

Posted on January 13, 2019 09:15 PM by tim-mcnamara tim-mcnamara | 10 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 07, 2019

Visit to Waiohine Gorge

Enjoyable trip to the Waiohine Gorge campsite for a few hours. Should have taken more photos/obs!
Posted on January 07, 2019 02:00 AM by tim-mcnamara tim-mcnamara | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment