Ngahere and Moana in One Day

Both the ngahere and the moana are special places and at home I have the option of going to either the ngahere or the moana as there are all of the dune habitats that border on the moana.

However, as I am in Tamaki Makau Rau at the moment, on Sat 19 Jan 2019 @pjd1 picked me up and after a great korero and kai at his kainga with his lovely wife and children, he took me and one of his sons' to Kendall Bay, a place that I have not been to before.

Arriving at the place where we parked we went through a ngahere and wow! I could recognise some plants but there were alot of ones I had never seen before and naturally I had a camera with me. After wandering through the ngahere we arrived at the beach, without any of the usual dune habitat that I am used to.

The beach was different from what I am used to habitat wise and diversity wise, but we still found new things to photograph. Once the tide was on its way in, we headed up another track through the ngahere and I had to marvel at how it was possible to visit both the moana and ngahere in one day at one location.

To @pjd1 for all of your time and sharing this special place with me and to Theo our keen spotter, from the bottom of my heart, this was a truly wonderful day!

Below are the 8 life firsts for me - a mix of moana and ngahere :D

Posted by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua, January 20, 2019 07:58

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Akepiro Olearia furfuracea

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 19, 2019 12:27 PM NZDT

Description

I think

Photos / Sounds

What

Maire Taiki Mida salicifolia

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 19, 2019 12:35 PM NZDT

Description

I think.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 19, 2019 12:37 PM NZDT

Description

reverting to "plants" as photographing what I don''t see much as out of my rohe so any help is very much appreciated :D

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 19, 2019 12:46 PM NZDT

Description

living in a swampy area

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 19, 2019 12:51 PM NZDT

Description

I can confirm that this is not codium fragile ss nouvae-zelandiae as the conspicuous hairs (that show yellow fuzz on the edge in photos) are missing. (Pg 30 NZ Seaweeds). I thought I should check to see if I had remembered that right as that is what I told @pjd1 on how to distinguish the difference between the NZ species and C. fragile - and I did remember that right :)

However, reading the next page in the book I see that there is C.gracile which lack the hairs and the branches are more slender than C.fragile. I rmember at the time thinking that this was alot skinner than what I usually see and put it down to a different area.

I am now wondering @clinton if this is C.gracile? :D

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 19, 2019 01:02 PM NZDT

Description

Total guess

Photos / Sounds

What

Asian Paddle Crab Charybdis japonica

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 19, 2019 01:33 PM NZDT

Description

This obs is a reflection of team work.

Initially spotted in a rock pool, it scurried under a ledge and even though we used sticks we could not get it out.

When we realised that it was mud stone, @pjd1 stomped on the edge and it collapased making the water murky. I gave Theo my glove and he scooped out the mud, eventually finding the crab which we posed for photos.

The last photo shows where it was spotted before the excavations began.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tasmanian Blue Mussel Mytilus planulatus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 19, 2019 02:13 PM NZDT

Description

attached to the side of a rock

Comments

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Lovely beach, I wish I could visit it.

Posted by predomalpha 9 months ago (Flag)
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:) I love that it combines both ngahere and moana! and I could get new finds for me in both plant and marine!

Posted by tangatawhenua 9 months ago (Flag)

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