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Month: April 2016 (Page 1 of 3)

Piwakawaka

Piwakawaka

Piwakawaka

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.…

Warning

Warning

Warning

This sign must have been here since the beginning of time. (Ab)used for target parctice?

By the School Bus shelter, Cornwallis Road (not far from where I shot the wasps). “Security Cameras & Silent Alarms Operating”…

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Anzac Day — Day of remembrance. In 2013 local artist Cristina Beth started the community project “Peace Poppies” to incorporate the idea of peace in the war commemorations. This year there are a number of massed displays of hand crafted poppies (42,000 of them, created in community actions).…

Hericium Coralloides

Coral Tooth Fungus

Coral Tooth Fungus

This beauty of a fungus grows in Clark Bush, Titirangi. First time I ever came across such a thing. Apparently it’s edible …

Coral tooth fungus.…

Wasps

Wasps

Waps

They were buzzing along this wooden fence, sitting down occasionally, joining up briefly, then following the fence line into the bush. An unending supply of them. Paper wasps (Polistes sp), Cornwallis Peninsula.…

Mushroom Time

Mushroom Time

Mushroom Time

A cluster of what I think is Gymnopilus junonius. This time of year again – I am inexperienced with wild mushrooms, the ones I eat are all growing in a green grocer’s shop.…

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