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What

Kowhai Genus Sophora

Date

March 19, 2019 01:42 PM NZDT

Description

could be planted, roadside margin of regen native streamside forest. Abundant wild chathmaica, but a few microphylla planted c.1999

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Kowhai Genus Sophora

Date

March 19, 2019 01:41 PM NZDT

Description

Seedlings. Can't be sure they are the locally native wiild and abundant S. chathamica, as have not yet identified an adult nearby, which could have been a 1999 planted S. microphylla

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Coprosma Genus Coprosma

Date

March 19, 2019 01:40 PM NZDT

Description

on bank below roadside grass path near Native Plant Trail entry

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Blue Corn-Lily Aristea ecklonii

Date

March 19, 2019 01:40 PM NZDT

Description

only one seen in roadside grass edge. Several removed from under pine tree nearby last year

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Brush Wattle Paraserianthes lophantha

Date

March 19, 2019 01:40 PM NZDT

Description

Juv c.1mH near roadside margin of regen forest, broken down

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What

Palms Family Arecaceae

Date

March 19, 2019 01:17 PM NZDT

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What

Palms Family Arecaceae

Date

March 19, 2019 01:19 PM NZDT

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What

Palms Family Arecaceae

Date

March 19, 2019 01:16 PM NZDT

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Date

March 16, 2019 02:37 PM NZDT

Description

Tradescantia was reduced around it by hand, releasing a horizontal branch c.1,5mL with few leaves, 14 Oct 2018
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/17527814

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What

Nikau Palm Rhopalostylis sapida

Date

April 1, 1998 12:11 PM NZST

Description

Date approx, before construction of boardwalk across this channel which formed after subsidence here in 1998, early in the restoration project.

This nikau in 2018:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/17554834
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/16280954
and during restoration project of 1997-99, after subsidence deepened the channel and a boardwalk was made over it to enable volunteers to continue to access the streamside bush beyond. This was followed by a natural path the length of the stream to the downstream end of Witheford Reserve, where another footbridge was created following the construction of Kaipatiki Road extension and road bridge to Beachhaven.2019 obs after being mostly cut down, presumably to clear the boardwalk
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/21340004

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What

Nikau Palm Rhopalostylis sapida

Date

March 16, 2019 01:12 PM NZDT

Description

Widespread cutting in last 2 weeks of trees and shrubs (all native) adjacent path.
This nikau 4-5 months ago:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/17554834
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/16280954
and during restoration project of 1997-99, after subsidence deepened the channel and a boardwalk was made over it to enable volunteers to continue to access the streamside bush beyond. This was followed by a natural path the length of the stream to the downstream end of Witheford Reserve, where another footbridge was creatd following the construction of Kaipatiki Road extension and road bridge to Beachhaven.
Same nikau before construction of boardwalk over the new channel:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/21340337

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Date

March 17, 2019 01:46 PM NZDT

Description

Now dominant from Arena to the harakeke on Cape Honey Flower Bank. Piled drying honeysuckle, and Tradescantia piles, cover much of the space between the harakeke and Flame Tree Bank.

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What

Tradescantia Tradescantia fluminensis

Date

March 17, 2019 01:46 PM NZDT

Description

Remaining along edge of canopy during drought. Removed from bank below and piled on bank above. Piles now being amalgamated and moved further uphill, and towards existing dense Tradescantia across entire Flame Tree Bank, before wet season.

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Date

March 17, 2019 01:46 PM NZDT

Description

new growth at left. Largest stand right of centre in far ground, not visible here

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What

Wild Carrot Daucus carota

Date

March 17, 2019 01:46 PM NZDT

Description

At right. Most specimens still have some live flowers. Newer plants still growing

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Chinese Privet Ligustrum sinense

Date

March 17, 2019 01:45 PM NZDT

Description

On ground at right, a few completely broken branches drying while shading ground during drought after removal of tradescantia pile from herelive tree at left, being gradually suppressed by partial branch breaking and leaf stripping. Much foliage at ends of branches has been retained through flowering and fruiting to help deplete the root strength. fruit not yet ripe.
Technique and results is being assessed during ongoing restoration of a small site, see Arena project at right.

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What

Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus

Date

March 17, 2019 01:45 PM NZDT

Description

mid-ground, left of centre -shading ground after reduction of tradescantia covermini can

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What

Tradescantia Tradescantia fluminensis

Date

March 17, 2019 01:45 PM NZDT

Description

piles amalgamated from downhill, composting quickly in hot dry weather, with remaining material to be moved in due course towards centre of invasion under Flame Tree, or to dry site further uphill if space allows.

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Tradescantia Tradescantia fluminensis

Date

March 17, 2019 01:45 PM NZDT

Description

On the bank under the Flame Tree, extending to Cape Honey Flower bank where it is being gradually reduced towards the centre,and uphill to avoid being washed downhill by stormwater from heavy rains when they come

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New Zealand Cabbage Tree Cordyline australis

Date

March 17, 2019 01:45 PM NZDT

Description

Centre, three trees on edge of Flame Tree canopy, and released from dense Cape Honey flower and honeusuckle Oct-Dec 2018, with Tradescantia under them piled and retained during drought and to cover dry CHF wood. Tradewcantia now being moved uphill or towards Flame Tree, where uncontrolled Tradescantia is expected to remain until after removal of the Flame Tree.

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What

Tradescantia Tradescantia fluminensis

Date

March 17, 2019 01:45 PM NZDT

Description

Piles being collected together and moved uphill in anticipation of wet season. The pile already at the top is mulching two kawakawa exposed by dense weed removal in Nov/Dec 2018. After initial shock (yellowing of leaves and suppressed new growth) the kawakawa have survived the current drought well so far.

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What

Elephant's Ear Alocasia brisbanensis

Date

March 17, 2019 01:44 PM NZDT

Description

Beyond the bared area, under karamu, ti kouka and Flame Tree. Regrowth from stumps cut in Nov/December 2018, allowed to regrow during drought to shade adjacent ground and dry woody material.

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What

Elephant's Ear Alocasia brisbanensis

Date

March 17, 2019 01:44 PM NZDT

Description

Cut stems rotted by mulching with piled tradescantia, broke off easily today when tradescantia was removed. Some regrowth expected from the less rotten stump.
3rd image shows a similar pile of tradescantia .5m uphill. I

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What

Kahili Ginger Hedychium gardnerianum

Date

March 17, 2019 01:46 PM NZDT

Description

being suppressed by cutting stems, and mulched with dead wood and tradescantia (now removed) for a month or two over summer. Some of the tubers were nicked superficially today with secateurs to assist rotting

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Palms Family Arecaceae

Date

March 16, 2019 04:17 PM NZDT

Description

seedling in mahoe leaf litter. Nikau? but very thin. Well-drained bank top among dense native canopy and understorey during dry season

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Date

March 5, 2019 10:26 AM NZDT

Description

head missing? Found in or beside house, dead

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Australasian Green Shield Bug Glaucias amyoti

Date

March 16, 2019 08:40 AM NZDT

Description

Green vegetable bug? Found in house. Didn't smell anything.

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European Earwig Forficula auricularia

Date

March 16, 2019 02:33 PM NZDT

Description

found on my packpack when putting it down beside the stream. could have crawled on it a few minutes earlier in dense lush native understorey, or here among scant exotic herbs on sandstone bank of stream.

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Centella Centella uniflora

Date

March 16, 2019 01:30 PM NZDT

Description

on sedimentary sandstone bank just above flood level, just upstream of footbridge

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Tradescantia Tradescantia fluminensis

Date

March 16, 2019 01:30 PM NZDT

Description

This abandoned roll of mesh was pulled out from partial cover by the tradescantia late last year

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