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Square

Observer

cooperj

Date

June 14, 2014

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Observer

cooperj

Date

June 14, 2014

Description

in soil, scale = 1cm

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What

New Zealand red admiral Vanessa gonerilla ssp. gonerilla

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 25, 2014 02:52 PM NZDT

Description

Feeding from flowers of Choisya ternata in our garden.

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Square

Observer

cooperj

Date

October 1, 2014

Description

A water mould, isolated onto sterile pumpkin seeds. Genus is characterised by zoospores which encyst immediately after the release from the zoosporangium. Related to the Saprolegnia disease of fish.

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What

New Zealand Bellbird Anthornis melanura

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 25, 2014 07:39 AM NZDT

Description

A female bellbird at our sugar water feeder, photographed through the window.

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What

New Zealand Bellbird Anthornis melanura

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 25, 2014 10:56 AM NZDT

Description

A male bellbird at our sugar water feeder. It perched there facing the wrong way, looking puzzled, then flew off. He may have seen the female bird drinking from the feeder earlier.

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What

New Zealand Bellbird Anthornis melanura

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 25, 2014 10:58 AM NZDT

Description

A female bellbird at our sugar water feeder.

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What

Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 10:01 AM NZDT

Description

This is the first juvenile blackbird I've seen dead on the road this season.

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 23, 2014 10:12 AM NZDT

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What

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 23, 2014 10:20 AM NZDT

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What

Honesty Lunaria annua

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 13, 2014 09:08 AM NZDT

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What

Field Forget-me-not Myosotis arvensis

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 13, 2014 09:10 AM NZDT

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Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 04:53 PM NZDT

Description

Leaf mining caterpillar inside a leaf of Senecio quadridentatus.

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What

New Zealand Bellbird Anthornis melanura

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 21, 2014 08:33 AM NZDT

Description

Almost all the bellbirds we see in our garden are males. I was surprised to see this female in our flowering eucalypt.

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What

Gorse Ulex europaeus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 21, 2014 08:53 AM NZDT

Description

The big spring flowering pulse on gorse is now waning.

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What

New Zealand Cabbage Tree Cordyline australis

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 19, 2014 04:35 PM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Bellbird Anthornis melanura

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 19, 2014 07:43 PM NZDT

Description

Two male bellbirds feeding from flowers in one of our eucalypts.

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What

New Zealand flax Phormium tenax

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 04:15 PM NZDT

Description

This is the closest I've seen Phormium tenax to flowering so far on the Cashmere hills.

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Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 02:44 PM NZDT

Description

I had a look at the Acer in John Salmon's book, "The Trees of New Zealand, Exotic Trees, The Broadleaves" and this is best matching Acer nikoense.

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What

Titoki Alectryon excelsus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 03:17 PM NZDT

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What

Horse-Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 03:34 PM NZDT

Description

In full bloom now.

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What

dwarf nettle Urtica urens

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 03:40 PM NZDT

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Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 03:42 PM NZDT

Description

Under an old log.

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What

Black Cobweb Spider Steatoda capensis

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 03:43 PM NZDT

Description

Under an old log.

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What

Pohuehue Muehlenbeckia australis

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 03:57 PM NZDT

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What

Karaka Corynocarpus laevigatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 03:57 PM NZDT

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What

Karaka Corynocarpus laevigatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 04:00 PM NZDT

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What

Monterey Cypress Cupressus macrocarpa

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 04:01 PM NZDT

Description

A row of planted adults is nearby.

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What

New Zealand Wind-grass Anemanthele lessoniana

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 04:02 PM NZDT

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What

tower of jewels Echium pininana

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 04:07 PM NZDT

Description

I expect these are wild, but I'm not certain.