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Red-purple Ragwort Senecio elegans

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 10:23 AM NZST

Description

Prime purpose today is weeding - this species is the most common target The winter growth has come on strong with the warm weather and continual moisture.

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What

Autetaranga Pimelea villosa

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 09:50 AM NZST

Description

This is the 2nd winter I'm weeding in this ephemeral dune wetland, and like last year, there are Autetaranga sprouts everywhere. What's different this winter is the amount of standing water around - much more this year.

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Three-ribbed Arrow-Grass Triglochin striata

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 09:26 AM NZST

Description

An indication of what it looks like in the wet season. There are several hectares under water in the Manawatu Estuary Ramsar site dunes.

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Sea Primrose Samolus repens

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 09:25 AM NZST

Description

An indication of what it looks like in the wet season. There are several hectares under water in the Manawatu Estuary Ramsar site dunes.

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Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 09:14 AM NZST

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Sand Wind Grass Lachnagrostis billardierei

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 09:11 AM NZST

Description

Bad case of rabbit chew

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Trapezoid Crab Spider Sidymella trapezia

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:45 AM NZST

Description

This is the number one predator of endemic spiders in the dunes. Winter is this species breeding season, not really started yet (too warm, maybe?). In this plant I wiped out 7 of them, each will get one photo, ie. a long obs. A further handful were nixed elsewhere, incl. one on an eggsac already.

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Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:43 AM NZST

Description

Found under a log in the dunes, this is too small, and not round enough to be Pericoptus truncatus, I reckon.

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Pingao Ficinia spiralis

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:39 AM NZST

Description

This Pingao could be a result of past efforts by the then Coast Care group.

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Sheetweb and Dwarf Weavers Family Linyphiidae

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:37 AM NZST

Description

I seldom see these spiders except in their sheetwebs. That was quite nearby anyway, 3rd photo

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Brown House Spider Steatoda capensis

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:14 AM NZST

Description

A dozen or so seen/bumped off this morning, under logs or in dense marram.

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Large Sand Scarab Pericoptus truncatus

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:34 AM NZST

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Dwarf Janthina Janthina exigua

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:31 AM NZST

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Sand Coprosma Coprosma acerosa

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:20 AM NZST

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Red-purple Ragwort Senecio elegans

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:18 AM NZST

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Common Sow-Thistle Sonchus oleraceus

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:17 AM NZST

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Beach Spinifex Spinifex sericeus

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 08:10 AM NZST

Description

Planted by Council about 3 years ago, this appears to be successfully filling a large gap in the front dunes.

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Wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis

Observer

arnim

Date

June 16, 2019 07:59 AM NZST

Description

A half dozen of these were feeding on the beach this morning

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Square

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 11:47 AM NZST

Description

In 2km of beach walked, four of these were found, all within 2m of each other.

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Pear Bonnet Semicassis pyrum

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 11:45 AM NZST

Description

In ca. 2km of beach walk, two of these found - within cm of each other.

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Cart-Rut Shell Dicathais orbita

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 11:24 AM NZST

Description

Cart rut shell, perhaps?

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Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 11:09 AM NZST

Description

Two pairs this time.

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Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 09:21 AM NZST

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Autetaranga Pimelea villosa

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 09:18 AM NZST

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Brown House Spider Steatoda capensis

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 09:11 AM NZST

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Fourleaf Manyseed Polycarpon tetraphyllum

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 09:09 AM NZST

Description

3 small clumps, which in hindsight I could have pulled.

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Fool's Watercress Apium nodiflorum

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 09:03 AM NZST

Description

A number of young plants of this species in this wetland area.

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Three-ribbed Arrow-Grass Triglochin striata

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 08:27 AM NZST

Description

Common throughout this dune wetland area, it seldom forms distinct bunches like this one, but integrates with other species, making identifying it challenging in places. eg. the Isolepis cernua can grow tall here.

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Selliera Selliera radicans

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 09:01 AM NZST

Description

One small clump, there's more on the north side of Waitohu Stream.

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Sand Wind Grass Lachnagrostis billardierei

Observer

arnim

Date

June 15, 2019 08:58 AM NZST

Description

A number of clumps of sand wind grass in this ephemeral dune wetland area have suffered heavy rabbit chew.

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