Sticta aff. fuliginosa. New Species. Corticolous. Cyanobacterial. Thallus reeking of rotting fish when moist; monophyllous, lobulate in this variant, lobes rounded, lobules rounded with prominent ciliate margins; upper surface wrinkled, chartaceous, orange-brown to dirty brown, with blackened minute, terete, coralloid isidia; undersides pale brown to whitish, cyphellate, cyphellae large. Unnamed species currently included in the broad circumscription advocated for Sticta fuliginosa (a northern hemisphere species) in New Zealand. Voucher in F
Campground in Pueora
On a tree fern, on the track to the big Totara
Feeding on ragwort flowers
Single adult on the northern side of the ridge , flying up over the ridge and vehicle. About midday
Single bird heard on DOC boundary. Somewhere adla]jacent to 2009 D fir planting and KMA 9/69. Kaka seen also
Single bird flying north west along firebreak boundary Doc boundary and planting block KMA/9/69
falcon seen attacking a harrier near the margin of the Ongarue Stream. Falcon went back to ground
Bird seen 1100 hours, flying up toward ute and then back over cutover.
Bird flying across cutover from Kokakotaia Stream and then south along standing plantation forest edge.
Single bird seen flying over young D fir, 1400 hours
Single bird seen flying over young D fir, 1300 hours
Bird flew over DOC wetland in direction of cutover forest along yanko Road
Bird flew from native gully across logged are to standing 30 year old trees
bird flying across cutover beside Cooper Road
bird flew over cutover at about 1630 hours
Common subcanopy tree and tree fringing water courses and roadsides in otherwise dense podocarp forest. Heavily flowering
Widespread common shrub in 'subalpine' shrubland on summit of Mt Pureora. Associated with Olearia ilicifolia and possibly forming hybrids with it (O. xmacrodontata).
Widespread common shrub in 'subalpine' shrubland on summit of Mt Pureora. This example with slightly wider than usual leaves for O. ilicifolia (in the North Island) so possibly a hybrid O. arborescens X. O. ilicifolia - trending toward pure O. ilicifolia. Voucher lodged in AK.
Numerous adult male and females present on dying kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa) in forest. Weevils presumably having freshly emerged.
Was found dead on a Coprosma propinqua shrub. Decomposed and desiccated at the time.
spotted early morning foraging in P. arborea
common alongside the track in podocard/tawa forest loop track. Mostly juv plants
growing alongside the loop track in abundance
strange casing found on C. dumosa. There did not seem to be anything inside and there were two holes on either side suggesting that if something was living in there it has emerged out...