Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Royal MINT Gathering

A party in honour of Margi. Hosted by Dennis (head of table).
 Guests are Kirk, Sooz, Helen ( a late arrival), Margi (head of table) Leslie and Andrea. and myself of course.
Great food great company and a brilliant 'light at the end of the tunnel' conversation from Leslie about Organisms.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pirongia Forest Park Lodge

Great to be exploring the Ed Hillary Hope Reserve recently acquired by the Native Forest Restoration Trust. A great group of people keen to survey and record the botany of this area.

Lisa, 'Over the top Hugo', Margi, Philip, Colleen

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Australasian Shorebird Conference

I am attending the 10th Australasian Shorebird Conference held in Auckland this year. The speakers are really interesting with stimulating lectures but the opening address  by John Dowding was a real wake-up call regarding the near extinction of many of NZs endemic species.

Photos to follow