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Kumarahou Pomaderris kumeraho

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Date

September 23, 2020 12:48 PM NZST

Description

Flowering profusely around Waitakere township, despite ever-increasing roadside weeds like agapanthus and bulbil watsonia.

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Mother-of-Thousands Saxifraga stolonifera

Observer

mark_smale

Date

September 8, 2020 04:39 PM NZST

Description

A small wild population on the Tongariro River stopbank just upstream of the SH1 bridge. I have had this as a pot plant.

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Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus

Observer

mark_smale

Date

September 2, 2020 06:42 PM NZST

Description

What a treat. One flew out of the small Raupo reeedbed at the southern end of the marina at 3:15 pm, but was well in flight before I could get a photograph.

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Lace Fern Leptolepia novae-zelandiae

Observer

mark_smale

Date

August 30, 2020 05:38 PM NZST

Description

First and only plant seen beside this track.

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New Zealand Groundsel Senecio minimus

Observer

mark_smale

Date

August 22, 2020 09:43 AM NZST

Description

One plant seen on damp open Yorkshire fog grassland.

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Ivy-leaved Toadflax Cymbalaria muralis

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mark_smale

Date

August 22, 2020 09:41 AM NZST

Description

One plant seen in open shrub-grassland.

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Taraire Beilschmiedia tarairi

Observer

mark_smale

Date

July 24, 2020 03:29 PM NZST

Description

Near its southern limit. In a fragment of old-growth forest beside SH1.

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Tree Lupin Lupinus arboreus

Observer

mark_smale

Date

July 27, 2020 11:48 AM NZST

Description

Locally common on gravelly sites.

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Southern Rata Metrosideros umbellata

Observer

mark_smale

Date

July 20, 2020 01:03 PM NZST

Description

Several planted trees on the lakefront in Taupo. A bizarre choice for planting.

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Date

June 23, 2020 04:38 PM NZST

Description

Growing at the edge of a path and the base of a building.

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What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

mark_smale

Date

April 25, 2020 05:24 PM NZST

Description

One seen and heard flying southwards from town towards the Waikato River at 11:30 am.

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What

Hard Beech Nothofagus truncata

Observer

mark_smale

Date

Missing Date

Description

Emeritus Professor Warwick Silvester told me some years ago that the summer drought of 2008 had killed most of the trees (grew on the higher ridge crests).

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Akepiro Olearia furfuracea

Observer

mark_smale

Date

Missing Date

Description

Akepiro was locally common in 1963 in short scrub dominated by manuka on the northwestern slopes of the mountain.

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Water Figwort Scrophularia auriculata

Observer

mark_smale

Date

January 14, 2020 01:02 PM +13

Description

Growing in a damp roadside hollow in Red-Silver beech forest.

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Deptford Pink Dianthus armeria

Observer

mark_smale

Date

January 10, 2020 01:00 PM +13

Description

A few plants growing roadside gravel in semi-shade.

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Least Weasel Mustela nivalis

Observer

mark_smale

Date

January 21, 2020 03:48 PM +13

Description

One individual seen crossing the road.

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Silver Tussock Poa cita

Observer

mark_smale

Date

January 16, 2020 01:38 PM +13

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland flora surviving on unmown road verges.

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Patotara Leucopogon fraseri

Observer

mark_smale

Date

January 16, 2020 01:37 PM +13

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland flora surviving on unmown road verges.

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mark_smale

Date

January 16, 2020 01:35 PM +13

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland flora surviving on unmown grass verge.

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mark_smale

Date

January 12, 2020 03:48 PM NZDT

Description

On road verge.

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mark_smale

Date

January 12, 2020 03:54 PM NZDT

Description

On road verge.

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Broom Cytisus scoparius

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mark_smale

Date

January 12, 2020 04:15 PM NZDT

Description

Increasingly common on road verges here, where it obliterates surviving native species and alters the soil environment to their detriment by raising fertility.

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mark_smale

Date

January 12, 2020 04:16 PM NZDT

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland surviving on road verges.

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mark_smale

Date

January 12, 2020 03:42 PM NZDT

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland surviving on road verges.

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mark_smale

Date

January 12, 2020 03:59 PM NZDT

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland surviving on road verges.

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New Zealand Daphne Pimelea prostrata

Observer

mark_smale

Date

January 12, 2020 04:26 PM NZDT

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland surviving on road verges.

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Miki Coprosma propinqua

Observer

mark_smale

Date

January 10, 2020 05:20 PM NZDT

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland surviving on road verges.

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Alpine Clubmoss Lycopodium fastigiatum

Observer

mark_smale

Date

January 12, 2020 03:56 PM NZDT

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland surviving on road verges.

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Date

January 12, 2020 03:59 PM NZDT

Description

Last vestiges of frost flat heathland surviving on road verges.

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What

Common Heather Calluna vulgaris

Observer

mark_smale

Date

January 12, 2020 03:50 PM NZDT

Description

A few plants present, but very common beside plantations on nearby Taharua Rd.

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