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Winter Snow

Winter Snow

Winter Blast I doubt very many New Zealanders were unaware of the winter storms which boomed up from the Southern Ocean these last few days. We didn’t escape, although not nearly so “snowy” as further north. Not unusual at all as although unpleasant...
Mid Winter Musings

Mid Winter Musings

Winter Musings The Vanishing Ring Eyes These small birds have a variety of names, all of them describing the prominent eye ring, So Wax Eyes, Silver Eyes, Ring Eyes, depending I suppose on  your own preference. An Australian “import” first described in...
Winter

Winter

Winter is our quiet time, with very few guests. So not may trips to Ulva. And of course the forest is “shut down” for the winter.
But as compensation this is Fungi Time.

Weather Reflections

Weather Reflections

Weather …. Reflections A recent news item mentioned how low soil moisture levels were this year in the South Island, and it got me thinking about the last 2 summers here. And that led to a new section on our weather page historical data tab As yet I...
Kiwi in the Village

Kiwi in the Village

Evening Kiwi SightingAll this season we’ve been showing our guests where they might see a kiwi in the evening, and a post in February had a short video taken by a guest.And on Monday evening guests at Kowhai Lane saw one. So Iris & I decided we would go and...