Archive for March, 2015

Field trip timetable

Note: there will be field trips in both Kepa Bush and Pourewa Reserve (see the list below).  Additional tours and happenings will be posted via Twitter.

Okahu Rakau (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei) will provide further tours on Pourewa throughout both days, as and when required.

Please wear sensible footwear and clothing. Bring a torch if coming in the evening for light trapping moths with Dr Robert or the after-dark spider walks. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

  Pourewa Reserve – departing base camp marquee
FRIDAY  
1pm: Bird watching with the Ornithological Society
2pm: The importance of biodiversity monitoring with Auckland Council
3pm:   Restoring the Mauri, with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s Okahu Rakau
4pm:  Freshwater fish counting with Tom Trnski, Head of Research, Auckland Museum
SATURDAY
9am:  Bird watching with the Ornithological Society
10am:  Restoring the Mauri, with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s Okahu Rakau
11am:  Insect sweeps with John Early, entomology curator, Auckland Museum
  Kepa Bush – departing Colenso Place
FRIDAY
3pm: (3 trips)

Bird watching with the Ornithological Society

Plant identifications with the Botanical Society

Insect sweeps with John Early, entomology curator, AM

4pm: Pest management with Friends of Kepa Bush Fabulous fungi with Landcare Research
7pm: Spiders and insects with Grace Hall, Landcare Research
9pm:  Spiders and insects with John Early, entomology curator, Auckland Museum
 SATURDAY
10am:

Spiders and insects with Grace Hall, Landcare Research

Stream animals with WaiCare

11am:

Bird watching with the Ornithological Society

Moss identifications with Jessica Beever, Landcare Research

1pm:

Pest management with Friends of Kepa Bush

Fabulous fungi with Landcare Research

Under every good plant …

… there’s a mycorrhizal fungus! These are members of the fungi kingdom are the hidden partners of the plant kingdom. Check out these new posters to find out more.

Mycorrhizal fungi 1 Mycorrhizal fungi 2

New posters about lichens

Lichens are extremely interesting but under-appreciated organisms. Some members of the fungi kingdom have joined forces with green algae members of the plant kingdom (or the blue-green algae of Cyanobacteria kingdom) to create a new life form … lichens!

You can download copies of these and other fun, educational posters from the Landcare Research website.  (Scroll down the page to get to all the posters.)

Lichen poster 3 Lichen poster 2 Lichen poster 1


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