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Chinaberries

Chinaberry Tree (Melia Azedarach)

Chinaberry Tree (Melia Azedarach)

I found this fine example of a Chinaberry Tree (Melia Azedarach) in San Marino Drive, Henderson. Also known as White Cedar, Persian Lilac and Umbrella tree. The fruits are poisonous to humans, and it appears that they are not too popular with birds either.…

Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Last Tuesday afternoon near full tide. A good sized flock of oystercatchers were roosting on the sandbank by Titirangi Beach. Suddenly, on no apparent signal, they lifted off, flying out into Paturoa Bay, turning a few circles, and settling down again.…

Quiet Morning

Quiet Morning at Wood Bay

Quiet Morning at Wood Bay

The Manukau Harbour lies ever so smooth, reflecting the billowing clouds above. Mangere Mountain in the centre.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

Fluffy

Himalayan Fairy Grass

Himalayan Fairy Grass

The older, less maintained parts of the Waikumete Cemetery are covered with this grass: Himalayan Fairy Grass (miscanthus nepalensis). Like many pretty things, it’s classed as a weed (invasive, clumping).

Here the fluff in the sky competes with the fluff on the ground.…

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