Brilliant blue inside, fuzzy on lower edge of wing/s. There was a pretty good number of them drinking from the mud on one part of the path.
E. arvense probably; E. palustre possibly because this photo isn't very good.
Perhaps the Emden breed of geese.
Mixed group of mallards, black ducks, and hybrids.
Mix of mallards, black ducks, and hybrids.
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Shrub in the preserve behind the gardens.
Tane Mahuta, God of the Forest. Has a bit of a forest growing on it. Sign said:
Trunk height: 17.7m (59")
Total height 51.5m (169")
Girth: 13.9m (46")
Trunk volume: 244.5m^3
On dead wood.
Te Mahuta Ngahere, Father of the Forest. According to the sign:
Girth: 16.41 m (54 ft)
Trunk volume: 208.1 m^3 (2239 ft^3)
Height: 29.9m (99 ft)
Trunk height: 10.21m (33.5 ft)