By Joseph (age 9 and a half) On March 10th we were invited to an adventure with Waikato KCC at Mountain Sanctuary. We had no idea what would be there. Tom gave us a really good talk about the wildlife there then we went looking for the big blue chickens in the wetlands! But they ran […]
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About 1⁄3 of NZ’s total land area is conservation land, but it’s not all protected equally. There are three main categories, or groups, of land. This decides what happens, or could happen to it, by law. After learning what the different groups mean in Wild Things (Winter 2018), find out where your nearest national parks, specially protected areas, and […]
By Ailsa Howard, Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust, and Chairperson, F&B Kaikōura branch In the South Island, about halfway between Christchurch and Picton, there are two parallel mountain ranges, known as the Inland and Seaward Kaikōuras. As mountains go, they are very young and steep, and the rocks that make them up are very soft and crumbly. Many areas are dangerous because of […]
A little while ago I found skink eggs, and I took a some of them to school. We had some at home which did not hatch. Then at school, I was looking for my maths book and the container fell over and opened in my desk. All these little skinks ran out, and I caught […]
By Ray (age 4), with the help of his grandmother.
By India (age 8) One stormy night in March me, my little brother, my Mum and my Dad went camping at Omana Regional Park. At Omana it was as windy as a cheetah running past me. I was right on the edge of the tent so I could hear the ginormous flapping right next […]
By Olivia (age 10) Adventure in a World of Trees at Bedgebury National Pinetum is a big forest in England. It has tall, towering, healthy trees, lakes, playgrounds and ziplining. At the playgrounds, there are slides, climbing walls, tunnels and things to swing on. But my favourite [thing] is probably the zip lining because I […]
Through the generous support of Cornerstone OnDemand we are very pleased to be able to offer complimentary year-long memberships to schools and community groups across Aotearoa. Successful applicants will receive 30 copies of Wild Things magazine per quarter, access to monthly newsletters, and their kids will be able to attend nature based events with their […]
Hello, I am Lennox, a keen photographer who is 13 years old. I got into photography about two years ago, and I have been taking photos ever since. My favourite things to take pictures of is either an incredible sunrise or sunset, or my lovely dog called Scout. The biggest mistake that I have ever […]
The Dirty (Baker’s) Dozen The Department of Conservation (DOC) has created these AMAZING fact sheets, and wanted posters, for the dirty dozen – the 13 most weedy weeds out there – so we can all fight the war on weeds! Click on the pictures to download from their site: Wildling conifers – enemy number 1 Woolly […]