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Sheetweb Spiders Genus Cambridgea

Observer

grahame

Date

November 18, 2017

Description

Hitching a ride on a rangers ute.

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

Observer

grahame

Date

November 9, 2017

Description

Growing on dead crack willow.
Ranging in size from match head to 5 mm

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Observer

grahame

Date

November 13, 2017

Description

Pretty little flies

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Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata

Observer

grahame

Date

November 9, 2017

Description

Unusual looking male parry

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Chocolate Tube Slimes Genus Stemonitis

Observer

grahame

Date

November 3, 2017

Description

Living on dead Crack Willow

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Coral tooth fungus Hericium coralloides

Observer

grahame

Date

November 3, 2017

Description

Clavulina cristata or similar ?
Growing on dead Crack Willow

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

grahame

Date

November 3, 2017

Description

Can just hear this little gosling asking what has happened to his brothers and sisters.

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Celery and Marshwort Genus Apium

Observer

grahame

Date

November 3, 2017

Description

2 plants growing wild.
I had a taste and it was noticeably saltier than those you get from the supermarket.
I guess a different species.

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Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus

Observer

meurkc

Date

October 29, 2017

Description

never seen so many at the wetland. this grazing marsh more heavily flooded than usual. shelduck with shelducklings in nearby pond

meurkc Project curator ID

Himantopus leucocephalus

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Grey Teal Anas gracilis

Observer

meurkc

Date

October 29, 2017

Description

ca 20 dabbling in the flooded grazing marsh

meurkc Project curator ID

Anas gracilis

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Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena

Observer

meurkc

Date

October 29, 2017

Description

pair on NZ flax stalk

meurkc Project curator ID

Hirundo neoxena

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Observer

grahame

Date

October 15, 2017

Description

Haven't senn them in this area before.
They've been seen in 2 other areas recently where we haven't seen them before as well.
Possibly the really wet winter has made them find new homes ??

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Cutleaf burnweed Senecio glomeratus

Observer

grahame

Date

October 16, 2017

Description

Hopefully I have the id right :)

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Senecio glomeratus

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Shining Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus

Observer

grahame

Date

September 23, 2017

Description

Recent arrival.
The call was only the ascending part.

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Chrysococcyx lucidus

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shelf fungi Order Polyporales

Observer

grahame

Date

September 23, 2017

Description

4 - 5 cm wide.
Soft spongy texture.
Growing on Crack Willow log.

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Crack willow Salix ×fragilis

Observer

grahame

Date

September 23, 2017

Description

Fallen branches sprouting new roots

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Puawhananga Clematis paniculata

Observer

grahame

Date

September 19, 2017

Description

Just coming into full flower

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Black Swan Cygnus atratus

Observer

grahame

Date

September 19, 2017

Description

It's cute season again.
The area where these swans were easily swimming is usually dry sheep paddock.
Travis is really wet this year.

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morels Genus Morchella

Observer

grahame

Date

September 16, 2017

Description

Growing in among wood chips in a recently established area.
Closest I can find is Morchella conica

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Grey Warbler Gerygone igata

Observer

grahame

Date

September 4, 2017

Description

The Grey Warblers are in full song at present flitting around looking for a partner.
Always a good sign it's early spring.
In a few weeks you don't here them at all, the Shining Cuckoo have arrived.

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Gerygone igata

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Garden Orbweb Spider Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

grahame

Date

September 4, 2017

Description

I've always thought these egg sacs were Aranaea pustulosa.
They certainly are one of the orb weavers.
Can any of our clever spider folks confirm or deny this ?
Cheers

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Observer

grahame

Date

August 23, 2017

Description

Found on the inside of a combi guard.
Around 10 mm long.

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turkey-tail Trametes versicolor

Observer

grahame

Date

August 21, 2017

Description

Large established patch growing on an old willow log.

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grahame

Date

August 21, 2017

Description

On rotten wood, partially subnerged.
Size range from match head to less than 10 mm.

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Bellbird Anthornis melanura

Observer

denise-nz

Date

August 19, 2017 11:49 AM NZST

Description

Think there were two i

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

sean_tromans

Date

June 23, 2017 12:54 PM NZST

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Black Swan Cygnus atratus

Observer

sean_tromans

Date

June 23, 2017 12:34 PM NZST

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Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus

Observer

savannahjune

Date

June 23, 2017

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Hard Ferns Genus Blechnum

Observer

savannahjune

Date

June 23, 2017

Description

Blechnum fern with separate reproductive and photosynthetic stalks.

meurkc Project curator ID

Blechnum minus

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Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus

Observer

tatianacaseley

Date

June 23, 2017

Description

Black and blue feathered bird with an orange toucan-like beak.