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 […]
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Cameron sent in this picture of him with a little snapper. He’s learning about conserving our fish. He says, “The undersized ones go back no matter how proud you are of your fish.”
By Sam, 10 years, South Head These are my apple snails. They grow as big as an apple. They clean the side of the tank. They have a long snorkel that they stick up to breathe, then if they float to the top, they let the bubbles out and they sink.
By Beatrice Lee, KCO Dunedin Dunedin KCC had a trip out into the tussock covered hills overlooking the Maniototo last weekend, to learn about the special skinks that are just holding on in their home, despite the past being a time of burning, vegetation clearance, farming and the introduction of many different types of animals […]
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 […]
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).