Appeared to be a number of probe holes scattered around the area, particularly close to fallen logs.
tree fern trunk
? Lobelia angulata
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
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).