The finak kōkako of our quota, a juvenile female named Mihipeka, just before capture
Perfect mistnetting weather! Pole sites require a whole lot of hands to set up - here's Dianne June, secretary of the Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society, who helped us with running the nets and operating the shaky trees.
A delayed Christmas break to three of my favourite places including hutbagging, catching jewelled geckos for translocation, searching for ancestors' gravestones in old west coast cemeteries and an epic wedding squeezed in between.
Adelaide Tarn Hut
Anatoki Forks Hut
Boulder Lake (the hut is that tiny white speck on the far side of the lake, to the left) from Brown Cow Ridge
Coprosma spp. and snowberries
Jewelled Gecko (Naultinus gemmeus)
Old Woman Hut, Kopuwai Range
One of a dozen fords that stopped Little Blue and I from further adventuring. At least they make good camping spots.
Track to Rod Donald Hut, Banks Peninsula.
Ludovico Martini's resting spot, Stafford Cemetery, Arahura