My name is Anna, and in January this year, my son James (who is 7 years old and a KCC member) and I offered to help out with the KCC trapping line at the Grovetown Lagoon here in Marlborough. You may have read about our trap line in the Autumn/Ngahuru 2017 issue of Wild Things: […]
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Our family love New Zealands large variety of mushrooms, both edible and toxic. We love heading out mushroom hunting amongst damp scrub and forest walkways, up hills and along the hedgerows of the rural countryside. We take spore prints to help us identify them. Here are some snaps of some of the Boletus, the Prince […]
This is a continuation of the article in Wild Things issue 135 (winter 2017) by Emma Cronin, Forest & Bird Penguin Coordinator. Why are there not more protective measures in place already? Well, fishers need to fish. Restrictions mean they can no longer work and earn a living as they are used to. One idea to fix […]
An extension from the article in Wild Things issue 135 (winter 2017) by Dr. Daniel Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Zoology at Massey University. Giant fossil penguin bones have been found in several places in New Zealand and also overseas in Antarctica and South America. The key to finding giant penguin fossils is to look in the […]
This is Anania’s full book review. The first paragraph is also printed in Wild Things issue 135 (winter). [This book]… helps teach us to look after our water and the creatures that live in and on it. If we take one thing out of the nature web it affects the rest. I think it was very good at letting you know […]
In issue 135 of Wild Things, we are asking you to put on your problem solving hat and share your ideas to help Places for Penguins and Te Papa with their penguin conservation work. This video shows how Te Papa went through the design process.
Ever wondered why there are more penguins found in the South of New Zealand? One explanation comes from the legend of Kupe, and his journeys around Aotearoa: Kupe, a great chief, and his companions were first to discover the islands of Aotearoa a thousand years ago. They came in pursuit of the great octopus – Te […]
MAD is a youth leadership programme for the environmentally minded, and run through Auckland Council. In this video MAD members team up with the Thomas family, and Sustainable Coastlines, to build penguin boxes that will serve as homes for penguins nesting on Aotea | Great Barrier Island. Film by Michael Jessup. Charlotte and her friends place the […]
Our family organised a roadside clean up. We worked along a 5 km stretch of rural road, and got all the rubbish picked up on both sides. We felt lucky to have 8 other locals helping us too. From the McNamara family