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spur-winged plover Vanellus miles

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laura-nz

Date

May 24, 2015 09:45 AM NZST

Description

One spur-winged plover amongst the blackbirds at Barnett Park.

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blackbird Turdus merula

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laura-nz

Date

May 24, 2015 09:45 AM NZST

Description

44 blackbirds on the playing fields at Barnett Park. No kidding. That's nearly two pies' worth!

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grey willow Salix cinerea

Observer

joepb

Date

May 23, 2015

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Chinese windmill palm Trachycarpus fortunei

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joepb

Date

May 23, 2015

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joepb

Date

May 23, 2015

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Arthropods Phylum Arthropoda

Observer

joepb

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

A hole in the architrave with a little pile of sawdust on the curtain cord in the bathroom.

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Weta Family Anostostomatidae

Observer

grahame

Date

May 24, 2015

Description

There's a population of these Weta in a local suburban garden.
Cave Weta ??

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jon_sullivan

Date

May 25, 2015 02:39 PM NZST

Description

This hebe popped up wild on one of the stone walls in our garden. The nearest parent could be many hundreds of metres away.

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Cook Strait Kowhai Sophora molloyi

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jon_sullivan

Date

May 25, 2015 08:36 AM NZST

Description

More drive-by-botany, this time a Sophora molloyi kowhai in bloom.

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australasian harrier Circus approximans

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meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

hovering over fields

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Black Shag Phalacrocorax carbo ssp. novaehollandiae

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

injured bird precariously on side of road- presumably juvenile. when I got out to shoo it off road it flew off in a laboured way to I know not where! the yellow patch on the throat doesn't seem to fit any of my books ! sorry didn't have time to get a better shot

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Hound's Tongue Fern Microsorum pustulatum

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

originally planted about 10 years ago

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meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

self established, presumably from seed from a neighbouring property (the parent is no long present). these shoots keep popping up - sometimes from old root stocks from previously established and cut plants

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Kaikomako Pennantia corymbosa

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

planted about 15 years ago

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Milk Tree Streblus heterophyllus

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

planted about 27 years ago; somewhat stunted in shade; not seen it fertile - still juvenile foliage

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Red matipo Myrsine australis

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

planted about 27 years ago; never seen it flowering

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Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

probably self-established

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Aruhe Coprosma areolata

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

planted about 10 years ago

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Yellow wood Coprosma linariifolia

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

planted about 10 years ago, but stunted under dense rohutu canopy

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New Zealand Sow Thistle Sonchus kirkii

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

propagated from plants that were spreading around CRI buildings in Lincoln. Provenance unknown

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Observer

meurkc

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

planted in rock garden - been there for at least 10 years and have flowered (male) in past

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Winged and Once-winged Insects Subclass Pterygota

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barnel

Date

November 23, 2012

Description

Green-Pea Aphid. Aphids are part of the family Aphidoidea and there are about 4400 species worldwide. This one was on a flower in our garden and as we are all aware, Aphids cause great damage to ornamental and agricultural plants.

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Garden Snail Helix aspersa

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barnel

Date

March 18, 2014

Description

Helix Aspersa – Brown Garden Snail. This is a relatively common garden snail here in New Zealand but is part of a diverse family of some 1400 native species of snails and slugs that we have. With our heavily wooded and mountainous regions that vary in temperatures from zero to 30 degrees Celsius our country is able to support a wide biodiversity of such mollusc’s.

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Ladybird Beetles Family Coccinellidae

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barnel

Date

May 23, 2009

Description

I think that these are Steel-blue Ladybugs (Halmus chalybeus) that will be feeding upon very small aphids on this flower. Other insect threats to Aphids are the likes of wasps, hoverfly, aphid midge and crab spiders.

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English daisy Bellis perennis

Observer

barnel

Date

October 23, 2012

Description

These were common daisies growing in our lawn but when i set my camera on the ground and took this macro shot I got an idea of the world that is less than 30mm tall.

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Cicadas Family Cicadidae

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barnel

Date

February 22, 2007

Description

This is a green Amphipsalta zealandica cicada and is one of the ‘singing family’ of cicada’s. These insects can sing up a storm when attracting females for mating with noise up to 90 decibels – this would not be tolerated by neighbours with radios or noisy motor vehicles. There has to be some upsides to being a bug!

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angelasimpson

Date

May 20, 2015

Description

found growing in a crack in a live tree. A fungi is my closest guess.
Each red ball was about 1mm diameter

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Millipede Class Diplopoda

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angelasimpson

Date

May 20, 2015

Description

found under a log next to the track

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Cobweb Spider Family Theridiidae

Observer

angelasimpson

Date

May 20, 2015

Description

found in a hole in a dead tree next to the track

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Cobweb Spider Family Theridiidae

Observer

angelasimpson

Date

May 20, 2015

Description

found in a rotten hole in a tree next to the track