Lurking under some dead wood.
This is in the Y of a branch and trunk on a 5 finger tree.
In the field I thought it was some sort of blue Lichen.
Now I'm not sure, it seems to have something to do with sap as well.
There was a patch on both sides of the Y.
The blue bit in pic 1 & 2 is 10mm long max.
An area planted by ti kouka - cabbage tree.
View from top of reserve toward the estuary
Part of the reserve that was planted by CCC
This area of the reserve has been planted along the stream with harakeke - flax.
A thin leafed plant, with jointed branches
A light green-grey mossy or lichen plant on the muddy bank of the walkway in Drayton Reserve.
pinkish and 1 millimetre long
Digging in the sand, at New Brighton Beach, Christchurch. After it was disturbed in dug its way back down.
There is a video of it at https://vimeo.com/132567950
This is an old but healthy Willow.
It looks as though some sort of Mould has got in grown and caused a large limb to split off.
The Mould has the texture and feel of vinyl paint, a triple coat.
It seemed to want to peel of when I tried, quite elastic again like vinyl paint.
Scale insect on Pittosporum tennuifolium
A wild juvenile phoenix palm growing in a garden along Wainoni Road next to a garden with a large planted adult.
shaded form on ribbonwood
under 15 year old planted native canopy
on roots and litter
on dead ribbonwood trunk