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purple-loosestrife Lythrum salicaria

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mark_parker

Date

February 15, 2018 10:14 AM +13

Description

Going to be interesting trying not to sink in the mud pulling that one out!

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purple-loosestrife Lythrum salicaria

Observer

mark_parker

Date

February 15, 2018 09:57 AM +13

Description

Large new location record of this species.

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Cup-and-saucer vine Cobaea scandens

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mark_parker

Date

January 26, 2018 09:59 AM +13

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mark_parker

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January 18, 2018 03:08 PM +13

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Spanish Heath Erica lusitanica

Observer

mark_parker

Date

October 18, 2017 10:32 AM +13

Description

Waiau River.

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Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus

Observer

mark_parker

Date

November 21, 2017 01:01 PM +13

Description

Many large colonies present. >2000 individuals between Waimakariri gorge bridge and Cooks Road.

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Myricaria Myricaria germanica

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mark_parker

Date

November 21, 2017 12:39 PM +13

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Russell lupin Lupinus polyphyllus

Observer

mark_parker

Date

November 21, 2017 02:01 PM +13

Description

Present in small numbers in this part of the river. Larger population above the gorge.

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Honey bee Apis mellifera

Observer

mark_parker

Date

November 6, 2017 12:50 PM +13

Description

Thirsty work.

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Hinarepe Poa billardierei

Observer

mark_parker

Date

June 8, 2017 11:33 AM NZST

Description

Growing on a mixed sand/gravel back dune in a mid-south Canterbury coastal donga. Much of the surrounding area had been developed and the land use intensified.

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mark_parker

Date

May 19, 2017 02:04 PM NZST

Description

Growing under a canopy of kanuka. Canterbury Regional Council land near the Kowhai River.

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mark_parker

Date

January 24, 2017 11:44 AM NZDT

Description

New weed in Kowhai Bush, Kaikoura.

Voucher specimen in Allan Herbarium CHR 644108

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Australasian Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus ssp. australis

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mark_parker

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November 13, 2016 02:55 PM NZDT

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Old Man's Beard Clematis vitalba

Observer

mark_parker

Date

November 2, 2016 12:25 PM NZDT

Description

Spreading into recently retired kanuka block.

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Great barberry Berberis glaucocarpa

Observer

mark_parker

Date

November 2, 2016 09:29 AM NZDT

Description

Growing under a kanuka & native hardwood canopy.

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New Zealand cabbage tree Cordyline australis

Observer

mark_parker

Date

November 1, 2016 02:31 PM NZDT

Description

On Environment Canterbury leased land near Kowhai Bush, Kaikoura.

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South Island Robin Petroica australis ssp. australis

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mark_parker

Date

November 1, 2016 04:55 PM NZDT

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Black-fronted Tern Chlidonias albostriatus

Observer

mark_parker

Date

October 25, 2016 11:14 AM NZDT

Description

Colony on the Waiau River above Marble Point. A few nests & eggs seen.

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Myricaria Myricaria germanica

Observer

mark_parker

Date

October 26, 2016 12:15 PM NZDT

Description

Waiau River

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mark_parker

Date

November 2, 2016 12:11 PM NZDT

Description

Caladenia variegata? Growing under kanuka treeland. Area retired from grazing in 2012 and now regenerating with many native species i.e. Moss spp. five finger, mahoe, kohuhu, tarata, Coprosma rhamnoides

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marsh arrowgrass Triglochin palustris

Observer

mark_parker

Date

May 9, 2016 02:40 PM NZST

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Licorice plant Helichrysum petiolare

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mark_parker

Date

May 1, 2016 02:50 PM NZST

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Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus

Observer

mark_parker

Date

September 14, 2015

Description

Spotted while doing a wetland survey of Environment Canterbury land around the lower section of Ōtukaikino Creek and tribs. (I saw one on the Friday before this as well). On Friday the bird flew out of a patch of Juncus pallidus and J. sarophorus rushland, on Monday the bird flew out of the willow treeland next to the creek.

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Mudwort Limosella lineata

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mark_parker

Date

February 18, 2015 11:52 AM NZDT

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coconut palm Cocos nucifera

Observer

mark_parker

Date

February 24, 2015 01:24 PM NZDT

Description

Coconut washed up the Waimakariri & Styx Rivers and into Te Rauakaaka Reserve. Still full on coconut milk. Tempted to bury it and see if it grows!

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yellow flag iris Iris pseudacorus

Observer

mark_parker

Date

February 18, 2015 11:39 AM NZDT

Description

Unfortunately a lot of this out at Te Rauakaaka Reserve (Lower Waimakariri River/Styx River).

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Observer

mark_parker

Date

February 18, 2015 11:53 AM NZDT

Description

Lower Waimakariri River (Te Rauakaaka Reserve).

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Raupo Typha orientalis

Observer

mark_parker

Date

February 18, 2015 12:02 PM NZDT

Description

I haven't seen this growing in sand before. Lower Waimakariri River (Te Rauakaaka Reserve).

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Cudweed Genus Euchiton

Observer

mark_parker

Date

March 18, 2014

Description

Growing on the edge of a small bog-rush and red-tussock fen up between Lake Lyndon and the turn off to Porters ski area.

Unsure of species but putting it up here to see if anyone can tell if it is the threatened E. ensifer?

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blue morning glory Ipomoea indica

Observer

mark_parker

Date

March 21, 2014 12:02 PM NZDT

Description

Another one of these found in my garden.

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