We went to Zealandia. When we got there the water in the lower dam was only 4 or 5 meters deep. They are emptying it because of the perch (kokopu). Perch are not a New Zealand species of fish and they are eating the very tiny animals which were supposed to be eating the algae, […]
Me and my grandma went to the Brook Sanctuary on Saturday for a KCC activity. We all gathered around at the house as Katrina took the roll. Then Rick showed us some wetas his son had caught in some jars. We had some time to explore the house and press the buttons with bird calls. […]
On Saturday, 16th of September, my family and I visited Brook Sanctuary with the Nelson Tasman Kiwi Conservation Club. It was our first time visiting and I’d reckon we will go back there again! I learned new things like how Kōtukutuku – a red velvety purple tree fuchsia flower- would sometimes make birds (commonly Bellbirds) heads go purple when […]
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!
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: […]
Dogs can be a threat to New Zealand wildlife and can cause a lot of harm to our precious environment, but there are some “SUPER DOGS” that are helping to save it. Joanna Sim’s two dogs, Maddi (8yr, Labrador) and Rua (2yr, Labrador cross), use their amazing noses to find birds like pāteke, a variety of […]
Here at KCC we love getting letters, drawings and pictures with a “What’s this?” question attached. The latest one is from KCC member Emily Price. She wanted to know what the creature on her hand was. Thankfully it wasn’t a hand eating insect but it was a mate eating one! Here in New Zealand we […]