Last Sunday’s “Open Streets” event in Karangahape Road was a colourful affair!
May 6, 2016
May 5, 2016
I don’t know what kind of bugs they are, nor do I know what they were up to. (Some similarity to cockroaches, but different.) On Swan Plant, Hillsborough Cemetery.
Edit: thanks to NatureWatch, I now know that these are “common small milkweed bugs” (Arocatus rusticus).
May 4, 2016
May 3, 2016
… and a rat. More mural art from Nuffield Lane, Newmarket. The birds and ornaments by Charles and Janine Williams (quoting from a mural in Poynton Terrace), the rodent by Haser and TMD. “follow the Light”, indeed this brightens up the back alley no end!
More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.
May 2, 2016
May 1, 2016
Found quite often in wood chip mulch, the starfish fungus (aseroe rubra) fully deserves its common name “anemone stinkhorn”. The brown spore masses on the ‘tentacles’ ooze a distinctly fecal aroma, making these pretty pictures ideal illustrations for the City Daily Photo theme of May: “Smell”. Many more images describing olfactory sensations may be found here.
April 30, 2016
Tractor marks at the beach.
For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.
April 29, 2016
April 28, 2016
The fantail (piwakawaka, Rhipidura fuliginosa) is a native New Zealand bird, charming humans by inquisitive and chatty behaviour. The theory is, that they are not really interested in the humans they encounter, but rather in the insects which are chased up by human passers-by. Be that as it may, I spent some quality time with this individual at Oakley Creek, Waterview. Pity it did not open the fan of its tail feathers when it was within shot – these birds just can’t sit still.