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Tauhinu Ozothamnus leptophyllus

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:20 AM NZST

Description

Tauhinu does quite well in this area, notably so.

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Kowhangatara Spinifex sericeus

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:21 AM NZST

Description

Very little marram on the foredune here. Aside from a bit of sand wind grass, very little of anything else either.

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Sand Wind Grass Lachnagrostis billardierei

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:22 AM NZST

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Gorse Ulex europaeus

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:23 AM NZST

Description

There's quite a bit of gorse here, but one can't really say it is thriving.

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Knobby Clubrush Ficinia nodosa

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:23 AM NZST

Description

Common behind the front dune, and the dominant plant in the back dunes here, where it hasn't been overgrown by tree lupin and coastal wattle. In many places, marram doesn't get a look in.

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Tree Lupin Lupinus arboreus

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:32 AM NZST

Description

The tree lupin is advancing forward in these dunes, and the coastal wattle is taking over the back dune.

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Arabic Volute Alcithoe arabica

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:33 AM NZST

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Gravel Groundsel Senecio skirrhodon

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:36 AM NZST

Description

Easily the most common onf the Senecio weeds in this area.

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Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:38 AM NZST

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Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:42 AM NZST

Description

The leaf shape is distinctive, but I can't put a finger on it.

third photo shows obverse side of a leaf, no whiteness.

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Common Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:46 AM NZST

Description

locally common

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Sand Coprosma Coprosma acerosa

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:48 AM NZST

Description

Sole exemplar noted this morning in 4-500m of dune length. But it is entirely possible that there's a lot of it already overgrown by tree lupin, or coastal wattle.

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Kokihi Tetragonia implexicoma

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:49 AM NZST

Description

Entangled with the Wiwi.

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Coastal Banksia Banksia integrifolia

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:50 AM NZST

Description

This tree, about 50m back from the dune front, is most of 5m tall already, but behind the line of macrocarpa trees, there is a stand where there are some mature 15+m monsters which the tuis are savouring.

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Coastal Wattle Acacia longifolia ssp. sophorae

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:51 AM NZST

Description

Quite a lot of this rubbish in the back dunes, and obviously the well sheltered areas are warm enough to encourage early flowering. These dunes are going, going gone.

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Scrambling Pohuehue Muehlenbeckia complexa

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 08:53 AM NZST

Description

This plant is growing in the lee of a macrocarpa. The leaves on this plant are markedly larger than the Pohuehue interwoven amongst the Wiwi (Ficinia nodosa) 20-25m in front of the line of macrocarpa trees.

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Red-purple Ragwort Senecio elegans

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 09:02 AM NZST

Description

Considering how much tree lupin is about here, this weed is not as common as I'd expect in this location. There's often a strong correlation.

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Katipō Latrodectus katipo

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 09:06 AM NZST

Description

pre-adult female, still some vestigial white markings on the abdomen.

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Wrinkled Snail Xeroplexa intersecta

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 09:16 AM NZST

Description

With a couple of juvenile Steatoda capensis and a few slaters under a piece of styrofoam.

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False Katipo Steatoda capensis

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 09:18 AM NZST

Description

This katipo web also contains three old katipo eggsacs and a relatively old S.capensis eggsac. Sigh. S.capensis nixed as usual, along with well over a dozen in other locations too.

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Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 09:38 AM NZST

Description

My hit rate on getting a decent photo with lynx spiders is well under 50%.

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Ostrich Foot Snail Struthiolaria papulosa

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 10:04 AM NZST

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Monterey Pine Pinus radiata

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 09:46 AM NZST

Description

Easily dealt with. Lots of larger ones in the vicinity though.

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Coastal Banksia Banksia integrifolia

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 09:48 AM NZST

Description

There's a largish grove of these behind the macrocarpa trees a few hundred meters north of this sprout.

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Trapezoid Crab Spider Sidymella trapezia

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 10:05 AM NZST

Description

Typical winter scene - they stick by their eggsacs nicely, which makes it easy to nix both at once.

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Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 10:06 AM NZST

Description

Perhaps the 2nd time I've seen a seed head on a plant in the wild, ie. not common.

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Marram Grass Ammophila arenaria

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 10:08 AM NZST

Description

Noteworthy because there is so little marram on the front dune in this area.

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Common Fieldcap Agrocybe pediades

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 10:11 AM NZST

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Autetaranga Pimelea villosa

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 10:13 AM NZST

Description

The story of this photo is the lupin. This is not the only Autetaranga plant under threat or already being overshadowed in this area.

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Inkweed Phytolacca octandra

Observer

arnim

Date

July 12, 2020 10:15 AM NZST
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