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Te Motu Kairangi´s exciting discovery; Nesting kererū !

i 17th October, 2016

For the second year now we have found a kererū sitting on nest! Last years nest in December seemed to been abandoned after a few weeks, however the nest was at a quite exposed location at the top of a spindly tree. One bird was then seen 3 weeks later in Centennial Park collecting sticks, and its not unsual for the species to re nest if the first nest attempt fails. Only recently have they returned to the peninsula and…

 Kererū eating Nikau palm fruit
Kererū eating Nikau palm fruit

Begun The Great Kereru Count 2016 has!

i 18th September, 2016

The Great Kererū Count is New Zealands largest citizen science project to help gather info on the abundance and distribution of the New Zealand fruit Pigeon — also known as kererū, kūkū or kūkupa. The Great Kererū Count will take place over 10 full days from 16 to 25 September 2016. Your observations will help build up a clearer picture of where the birds live on the peninsula and the rest of the country and how many there are. It is a forest…

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Missing plants

i 7th August, 2016

It was slight too dark to take a picture, but while walking bym checking out some of our work, we could tell that someone had removed some of our planted Melicytus obovatus by Tai Paku Paku road. A locally rare and endangered shrub endemic to Cook strait only. Why is a godo question? Afraid or losing any potential view? Not very likley as this is a small shrub, it was also growing on the other side of a fence and…