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alice_shanks

Date

February 19, 2018 05:38 PM NZDT

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What

agaricomycetes Class Agaricomycetes

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alice_shanks

Date

February 21, 2018 08:31 PM NZDT

Description

Not at all sure about this one.

Layered for 1.5 m up the trunk of a decayed tree, likely to be a kamahi.

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alice_shanks

Date

February 21, 2018 08:28 PM NZDT

Description

Slightly better photos of cave weta (Pleioplecton species - see
http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/7513998

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Mandarin Orange Citrus reticulata

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alice_shanks

Date

February 17, 2018 11:57 AM NZDT

Description

Cyclone Fehi damage.

Manadrin, apples, pears, kiwifruit, etc all dead within 10 days.

This is what happens to a garden when salt water bubbles up from the gravels beneath the soil.

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What

Camel Crickets, Cave Crickets, and Cave Weta Family Rhaphidophoridae

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alice_shanks

Date

February 20, 2018 09:43 PM NZDT

Description

On wheki on edge of kamahi bush.

Different to the other weta species recorded close by:

Pleioplectron species:

http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/2962307

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boletes and allies Order Boletales

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alice_shanks

Date

February 19, 2018 06:29 PM NZDT

Description

I tasted this - hot, sharp, horrible. Not the edible kind.

Under pine forest-wheki,in a wet area returning to kahikatea.

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Easter Orchid Earina autumnalis

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alice_shanks

Date

February 17, 2018 05:55 PM NZDT

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South Island Fernbird Megalurus punctatus ssp. punctatus

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alice_shanks

Date

February 18, 2018 07:06 PM NZDT

Description

Seen from road.

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alice_shanks

Date

February 18, 2018 03:15 PM NZDT

Description

Half a dozen native bees spent an afternoon digging holes in open grass on silica sand.

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alice_shanks

Date

February 21, 2018 08:45 PM NZDT

Description

On mahoe, on edge of kamahi stand.

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What

Helms's Beech Weevil Anagotus helmsi

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alice_shanks

Date

February 21, 2018 08:45 PM NZDT

Description

The cutest weevil!

On a mahoe trunk in a kamahi stand.

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puffballs Family Lycoperdaceae

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alice_shanks

Date

February 20, 2018 06:17 PM NZDT

Description

Grassy clearing.

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alice_shanks

Date

February 20, 2018 06:18 PM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Giant Stick Insect Argosarchus horridus

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alice_shanks

Date

February 20, 2018 07:39 PM NZDT

Description

More have been seen in the past weeks than usual. Did ex-Cyclone Fehi blow them out of their trees?

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Blue Moon Butterfly Hypolimnas bolina ssp. nerina

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alice_shanks

Date

February 21, 2018 02:49 PM +13

Description

Today a large black butterfly with 4 white patches and a touch of yellow was flying around very fast. I saw it 4 times but could never get a photo.

I had not seen such a large, fast, mainly black butterfly before.

Saw it again to day.

I rang Brian Patrick and frm my description he thought it not unreasonable to record it as a Blue Moon. Having now looked at photos I think it matches a female blue moon.

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Flat-leaved Rush Juncus planifolius

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alice_shanks

Date

February 15, 2018 05:18 PM NZDT

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Narrow-leaved lacebark Hoheria angustifolia

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alice_shanks

Date

February 13, 2018 01:52 PM NZDT

Description

Wonderfully venerable narrow leaved lacebark near the beautifully restored fountain.

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Krauss's clubmoss Selaginella kraussiana

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alice_shanks

Date

February 13, 2018 02:14 PM NZDT

Description

Unfortunately selaginella is established in the fern garden. Very difficult to eradicate.

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panakeake Lobelia angulata

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alice_shanks

Date

February 13, 2018 02:03 PM NZDT

Description

The lobelia lawn in flower.

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alice_shanks

Date

February 15, 2018 05:25 PM NZDT

Description

Edge of ponds.

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Nurseryweb Spider Dolomedes minor

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alice_shanks

Date

February 15, 2018 04:59 PM NZDT

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Frillworts Genus Fossombronia

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alice_shanks

Date

February 15, 2018 04:31 PM NZDT

Description

?

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alice_shanks

Date

February 15, 2018 05:42 PM NZDT

Description

Scattered around in old vehicle ruts and swampy edge of gravel-bottomed ponds.

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alice_shanks

Date

February 14, 2018 07:07 PM +13

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Sharp Spike Sedge Eleocharis acuta

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Date

February 14, 2018 07:04 PM +13

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Silverweed Potentilla anserinoides

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alice_shanks

Date

February 14, 2018 06:58 PM +13

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February 14, 2018 06:37 PM +13

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alice_shanks

Date

February 14, 2018 06:36 PM +13

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alice_shanks

Date

February 14, 2018 06:34 PM +13

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

In 4WD tracks through a shallow channel, gravel bottom wetland. 3 still flowering, rest seeding.

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male fern Dryopteris filix-mas

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alice_shanks

Date

February 13, 2018 02:28 PM +13
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