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Yellow Admiral Vanessa itea

Observer

speedymitch

Date

December 7, 2015 02:30 PM +13

Description

Found at my house in the brasica garden. We have a whole heap of nettle which they feed on in the garden also. Probably explains their presence.

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Eastern Bullrush Typha orientalis

Observer

speedymitch

Date

December 3, 2015 09:28 AM +13

Description

I think this is raupo seedlings waiting to flower.

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Blue Damselfly Austrolestes colensonis

Observer

speedymitch

Date

December 3, 2015 10:15 AM +13

Description

Not sure what this is but found it on the shores of lake ellesmere on a salt marsh ribbonwood plant

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Swamp Nettle Urtica perconfusa

Observer

speedymitch

Date

December 3, 2015 09:15 AM +13

Description

Found this down at yarrs flat. Looked.like it was a sprawling shrub. I believe it is the native nettle we have in New Zealand

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Waxcaps Genus Hygrocybe

Observer

speedymitch

Date

December 3, 2015 03:24 PM +13

Description

Found this and a few other specimens today in my Manuka plot at yarrs lagoon.

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Gray's Dragonfly Procordulia grayi

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 28, 2015 10:13 AM +13

Description

Found this injured at a car park on ferry road. Rather large, not sure what species but have a suspicion that it may be this.

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Brass Buttons Cotula coronopifolia

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 25, 2015 04:32 PM +13

Description

Found this on the shores of lake ellesmere and there was only a few patches of it. It has a very bright yellow flower with a Browns coloured stalk.

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Makaka Plagianthus divaricatus

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 25, 2015 04:29 PM +13

Description

Not sure what this plant is other than a cop roams I think. It is on the shores of lake ellesmere and is found in clusters of 4-6 plants. I am planning on putting some pitfall traps around the base of some of them to try and assess invertebrate life around them

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New Zealand Cabbage Tree Cordyline australis

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 25, 2015 02:45 PM +13

Description

Found this and a few others of the same species at Yarrs lagoon

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Swamp Kiokio Blechnum minus

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 25, 2015 02:32 PM +13

Description

Found this plant under the canopy of yarrs lagoon right beside my Manuka plot. Not sure what it is other than a fern of some sort potentially

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Gray's Dragonfly Procordulia grayi

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 23, 2015

Description

This was a dragon fly found on a small vine of some sort in a plot for the Linwood College Ecoblitz set up in the empty section of what is proposed to be the new schools entrance.

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Manuka Leptospermum scoparium

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 19, 2015

Description

Here is manuka out of my first plot i found. there were not many flowering but i got the best photo i could.

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Portuguese Heath Erica lusitanica

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 19, 2015

Description

Here is a plant i found deep in the manuka plot i was working in. There were a few of the same specimens found withing close proximity to each other.

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New Zealand Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 19, 2015

Description

Saw this kingfisher on the way to one of my plots. I is sitting in a dead willow tree beside a drain.

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Coprosma Genus Coprosma

Observer

speedymitch

Date

November 19, 2015

Description

This is a dominant Coprosma species in the Yarrs Lagoon. I am unsure weather it is a Coprosma virecens or Coprosma propinqua (unsure of variety).

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2015

Description

This is a sparrow found outside lincoln New World New Zealand. The this is it has a seriously large beak and i dont think its natural for them to have this however it looks like it is healthy and well and i have seen it over the last few months now.

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Clover Root Weevil Sitona lepidus

Observer

speedymitch

Date

the past

Description

Little invertebrate, found him in a grain paddock. Unsure of what it is. Found in the afternoon in between dunsandal And brook side

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Placental Mammals Infraclass Placentalia

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 22, 2014

Description

Plenty of disturbance in my tracking tunnel. put it in the backyard. plenty of small trees and shrubs around. placed under a hedge. dont know whaat the foot prints are but there are alot and all of the penut butter was gone. has a snail come through also.

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Garden Soldier Fly Exaireta spinigera

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2014

Description

found this wing from something, dont know if you can identify what it was from, it was found with springtails, aphids, wolf spiders, parasitic wasps and catterpillars, was located in a citrus garden in east chch, in soil with no weeds

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Narrow-waisted Wasps, Ants, and Bees Suborder Apocrita

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2014

Description

small wasp with two wings, 6 legs, black in appearance, was located in a citrus garden in east chch, in soil with no weeds

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Springtails Subclass Collembola

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2014

Description

Found heaps of spring tails, was located in a citrus garden in east chch, in soil with no weeds

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Aphids Family Aphididae

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2014

Description

Little aphid, red eyes, looks like its about to sprout wings, found 2, was located in a citrus garden in east chch, in soil with no weeds

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Earwigs Order Dermaptera

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2014

Description

2cm in length, quite large, was located in a citrus garden in east chch, in soil with no weeds

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Mites and Ticks Subclass Acari

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2014

Description

A mite, orange in appearance, very small less than 2mm, was located in a citrus garden in east chch, in soil with no weeds

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2014

Description

Spider, 8 legs, small about 5-8 mm diameter, was located in a citrus garden in east chch, in soil with no weeds

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2014

Description

About 3-4mm in length, has three pairs of legs near the front of the body, small hear follicles down the whole boddy, was located in a citrus garden in east chch, in soil with no weeds

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New Zealand Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa

Observer

speedymitch

Date

April 9, 2014 02:00 PM NZST

Description

heard near by. calm cold, little wind and noise,
Flowering specias unknown

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

speedymitch

Date

April 9, 2014 02:00 PM NZST

Description

Flew over my watch, cold calm little wind cloudy.
Flowering species unknown

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Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

speedymitch

Date

April 9, 2014 02:00 PM NZST

Description

Seen plenty of birds, cold cloudy calm little noise.
flowering plant species unknown

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

speedymitch

Date

April 9, 2014 02:00 PM NZST

Description

seen plenty of birds, calm cloudy cold weather, little noise
few flowering plants unsure of species

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