Number of kereru seen: 2.
Walking up mt pureora, heard lots of birds. Stopped and searched and spotted a wood pigeon.
Have been walking the rimu track in the pureoras most mornings. Its a 2km loop track. Saw a pigeon on the 19th (have logged that sighting), have seen one again on the 21st on a different part of the track. And we saw 2 separately this morning on different parts of the track.
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 bird flying over 1 year pine. 1150 hours
Salvaged stub road on right. Falcon seen about 1100, flying up from valley across skid, into standing pine.
While parked at the corner of Bartell's and Longdon Road adjacent to the bush margin. Birds were heard calling and then seen flying along waipa stream reserve. They had also been seen in the bridge locality 3 year ago, but not reported.
two birds flying along the edge of the scarp , immediately east of Volvo Road quarry.
Single bird seen flying over young D fir, 1400 hours
bird flying across cutover beside Cooper Road
flying across road in mid afternoon
bird seen flying over cutover near native boundary
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.
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...
found living in webbing on C. taylorii
seemed to be lots of leaf vein slugs out tonight. This one on G. littoralis. Leaf vein slugs are thought to graze on fungi and algae that are found on leaf surfaces, rather than grazing on the leaf.