Sunday, April 26, 2015

Motuora Island

Good to catch up with people on Motuora Island and meet some new faces. A good productive day on helping with track maintenance with also with time to explore. As usual I headed to the Southern end of the Island to check out the butterflies but today only a quick glimpse of a long-tailed blue. No 'coppers'

Moturekareka Island with Motuora behind

It was interesting to chat to Stefan from Agri Research and Silvan from France. Silvan  has recently visited  the Chatham Isles and spent time on Rangatira Island meeting up with an  acquaintance of mine,Tansy Bliss,who is the Biodiversity Ranger. Before that he had also been to one of my favourites, Hauturu (little Barrier Island)  and Raoul Island the largest of the Kermadecs an Island I would also love to visit.

Transfer between boat and Island beach. Vonney at the helm!

Photos and more to follow........................