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South Island Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus finschi

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 12:50 PM NZDT

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Broun's Sand Beetle Lagrioida brouni

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 07:15 AM NZDT

Description

Broun's beetle, perhaps? Lots of these in the marram clump with a number of spiders.

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Square-ended Crab Spiders Genus Sidymella

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 07:16 AM NZDT

Description

Three in this clump of marram, I missed bumping off the spiderling which escaped. A family of Steatoda capensis also met its end in the same event.

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False Katipo Steatoda capensis

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 07:18 AM NZDT

Description

Adult male, there were also others in the family under this log.

Close on two dozen bumped off this morning, as usual.

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Large Sand Scarab Pericoptus truncatus

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arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 07:23 AM NZDT

Description

A dozen or so of these larvae turned up under various logs through the morning.

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 07:50 AM NZDT

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Maakoako Samolus repens

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 07:54 AM NZDT

Description

Many dozens of clumps of Maakoako scattered around thls large dune slack, but only one of the clumps still has flowers showing.

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Knobby Clubrush Ficinia nodosa

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 07:56 AM NZDT

Description

Another choosy rabbit, demolishes these plants, but leaves the background plant untouched.

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Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:03 AM NZDT

Description

This pair never moved while Paparazzo was at work, but other than that I have no reason to think they were dead.

In Autetaranga, a relatively new plant.

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Katipo Latrodectus katipo

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:08 AM NZDT

Description

The same log where fortnightly I've been watching the growth of a katipo spiderling since January. Still there, 1st photo, but joined this time by two younger katipo spiderlings, in order of age.

4th photo all three.

We'll see how long they remain under the same (fairly small) log.

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Common Broomrape Orobanche minor

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:17 AM NZDT

Description

well past its use-by date

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Sand Wind Grass Lachnagrostis billardierei

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:17 AM NZDT

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Red-purple Ragwort Senecio elegans

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:17 AM NZDT

Description

Many dozens of small ragwort plants pulled this morning, a few like this had already got to flower, but none to seed.

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Mata Anisolabis littorea

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:24 AM NZDT

Description

The adult was not moving, but must have been recently killed. The juvenile kept returning to it. There was a Steatoda capensis under the same log, but there's no sign it killed off this adult.

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Slender Clubrush Isolepis cernua

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:32 AM NZDT

Description

A few new clumps have come up, most of a dozen since Christmas, in a location not noted for it before.

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Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:44 AM NZDT

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Pill Woodlice Family Armadillidiidae

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:45 AM NZDT

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Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:47 AM NZDT

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Pingao Ficinia spiralis

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:51 AM NZDT

Description

Selective rabbit, chews this plant, not the large clump 10m away.

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Sand Sedge Carex pumila

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 08:58 AM NZDT

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Jersey Cudweed Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 09:07 AM NZDT

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Tauhinu Ozothamnus leptophyllus

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 09:08 AM NZDT

Description

This plant, when I first encountered it about 18mth ago, was a single slender stalk of Tauhinu, in the middle of a dense marram clump. Since that marram clump was removed, the plant appears to have grown quite vigorously.

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Tauhinu Ozothamnus leptophyllus

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 09:09 AM NZDT

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Sand Coprosma Coprosma acerosa

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 09:13 AM NZDT

Description

One of a new handful of Tataraheke seedlings seen this morning.

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Autetaranga Pimelea villosa

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 09:20 AM NZDT

Description

One of a small number of new Autetaranga seedlings seen this morning.

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Kowhangatara Spinifex sericeus

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 09:25 AM NZDT

Description

This stolon comes from the dune in behind, at least 15m in length, not counting what's under the dune.

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Angled Wedge Shell Bartschicoma gaimardi

Observer

arnim

Date

March 29, 2020 10:04 AM NZDT

Description

All of the shells lying on the beach yesterday formed interesting sand sculptures, as the stiff southerly shifted volumes of sand straight along the dune front.

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Dicots [Paraphyletic] Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

arnim

Date

March 28, 2020 08:59 AM NZDT

Description

On the eastern perimeter of Harakeke swamp.

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Blackberry Complex Rubus fruticosus

Observer

arnim

Date

March 28, 2020 08:56 AM NZDT

Description

I haven't spent as much time in this area as I should, mostly due to this species, which is relatively rampant in this area.

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Harakeke Phormium tenax

Observer

arnim

Date

March 28, 2020 08:55 AM NZDT
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