By Kate Graeme, KCO Tauranga At Aongatete, we met Scott and his conservation dog, Millie. Millie is trained to hunt out rats and is used on pest eradication projects. We were amazed at how high she could climb. Scott explained that being a small dog she was nimble and light, and had even been dangled down cliffs on […]
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This story was written c. 1927 by Arthur Messenger for his nephew, Gerald. Arthur wrote some of the very first Forest & Bird stories for kids! This one is all about the Gerald’s family cat catching ruru (morepork). Thanks heaps to Gerald for sharing it with us!
Join us in welcoming our new KCC Climate Mascot to to the crew – Tiki Tim the Taniwha! Tiki Tim was created by Moana (age 9) from KCC Northern. He is named for Tikipunga in Whāngarei. Moana upcycled this taniwha using the instructions in Wild Things Issue 137 (Summer 2017). She used her grandmothers old leggings, and stuffed […]
By the van der Loos family While on holiday at Omaha over Christmas, we spent a lot of time at the bird sanctuary spotting endangered birds. After reading the information about the critically endangered fairy tern, we then saw one fly over us and saw the difference between that and the usual ones we see […]
Families from Marlborough KCC joined local bird expert, Mike Bell, to help band black-backed gull chicks nesting on the Wairau River bed. Video is by Lennox (age 13).
By Ella (age 12) from KCC South Auckland On the very merry day of Sunday 27th August, South Auckland KCC met at the Botanical Gardens centre. We were very lucky to have a few special guests to come and tell us about their very interesting jobs that specialise in conservation . We started our KCC […]
By Katherine (age 12) from Christchurch The hardest thing about visiting New Zealand is deciding what to do first. New Zealand consistently tops the list as being a tourist mecca. From our stunning natural geysers to the finest bush walks the world has to offer, New Zealand has something for everyone. So how do we […]
By NatureWatch NZ Back in April, NatureWatchNZ brought you the sad news that myrtle rust had been found in Northland, and we asked the community to keep an eye out for it. We now have a new weapon in the fight against the plant disease myrtle rust, currently threatening a number of New Zealand’s native […]
KCC YOUTH REPORT by Nixon The pāua was twisting on a rock above the tide. We were at Ward Beach, in the aftermath of a Spring storm, 2017. This poor creature was fighting for its life, once again. A humongous thrust on a moonlit night caused the locals in the south-east of New Zealand lives […]