Golden Bay KCC ventured out on a beautiful frosty winter morning (Sunday 16th July) to see the fascinating phenomenon occuring at Tata Beach. The arrival of the spotted shags which arrive at dawn in small groups and gather along the beach (average is about 1500 but on first recording 5000 birds!!!) The shags dive below […]
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In the April 2017 school holidays, Alexis (9 years), and her sister Emily (11 years), travelled to Borneo with their mum and dad. They love animals, and wanted to have a wildlife adventure while learning more about threats to this special river habitat, such as deforestation. This is a story Alexis wrote about one evening’s […]
On Sunday the 18th of June 2017 some people from KCC went tree planting near Kawakawa Bay. Why? Because the ground was unstable and splitting apart and the trees needed help to hold the ground together and stop the erosion. We planted Manuka, Kanuka and Flax for 2 hours. After we planted the trees, we […]
Challenge yourself with this penguin puzzle, created by KCC member Anna (age 9): ACROSS 1 ____________ fuels are warming the planet, and making the oceans warmer. 5 Penguins sleep in their ________________. 6 Sometimes ___________ penguins love each other. 7 Penguins are ______________. 8 Fairy penguins live on __________ […]
By Julia Morris, Forest & Bird Intern Single-use plastic is very harmful to our environment. Plastics never break down, meaning they become permanent pollution. Much of this pollution ends up in waterways and oceans, hurting the wildlife that lives there. You can help protect the environment by joining the Plastic Free movement. Plastic Free July is […]
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: […]
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 […]