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Dr Mike Dickison reports from the beehive New Zealand has too many bees. This seems a strange thing to say, with protestors worldwide demanding that we Save the Bees. After all, if all the bees died, wouldn't humanity shortly follow? No, we wouldn't, but tomatoes and almonds would be a lot more expensive. Honeybees and bumblebees are needed for some crops, but in New Zealand about half our pollination is done by moths, flies, and native bees. Book Week, Save The Bees, Flora And Fauna, New Zealand, Insects, Dr Mike, Beehive, Almonds, Tomatoes

Book of the Week: Bees are rubbish

Dr Mike Dickison reports from the beehive

Long isolated, New Zealand contains a world of Alice Through the Looking Glass natural oddities: birds, insects and plants like nowhere else. Scientist Jared Diamond remarked "it is the nearest approach to life on another planet". Palaeontology (from Professor Michael Archer) and Māori myth (told by Hirini Melbourne) reveal these 'Ghosts of Gondwana'. Then cutting edge camera techniques (earning a Merit Award at 2002 International Wildlife Film Festival) delve into a night world of… Camera Techniques, Through The Looking Glass, Archer, Bats, Ghosts, Film Festival, Professor, Melbourne, Insects

Credits | Ghosts of Gondwana | Television | NZ On Screen

Ghosts of Gondwana - Long isolated, New Zealand contains a world of Alice Through the Looking Glass natural oddities: birds, insects and plants like nowhere else. American scientist Jared Diamond remarked "it is the nearest approach to life on another planet". Palaeontology (from Professor Michael Archer) and Māori myth (told by Hirini Melbourne) reveal these 'Ghosts of Gondwana'. Then cutting edge camera techniques (earning a Merit Award at the 2002 International Wildlife Film…

Ben Paris aka New Zealand Batman is a real life conservation superhero. By day he works at Auckland Zoo but come night he is New Zealand's greatest champion for our only native land mammals. Bat Animal, New Paris, Flora And Fauna, Bats, Animal Kingdom, Conservation, Mammals, New Zealand, Nativity

The Wild Podcast #21 Ben Paris - New Zealand Native Bats

Ben Paris aka New Zealand Batman is a real life conservation superhero. By day he works at Auckland Zoo but come night he is New Zealand's greatest champion for our only native land mammals.

Spinotectarchus acornutus is a species of stick insect endemic to New Zealand. It belongs to the family Diapheromeridae, and is the only member of the genus It is commonly referred to as the spiny ridge-backed stick insect. Flora And Fauna, Bugs, Cabbage, Insects, Plant Leaves, Plants, Beetles, Cabbages, Plant

Spinotectarchus acornutus is a species of stick insect endemic to New Zealand. It belongs to the family Diapheromeridae, and is the only member of the genus Spinotectarchus.[1] It is commonly referred to as the spiny ridge-backed stick insect.

Sound of Science: Saving our snails Conservation, Science, Lineage, Snails, Studying, Flora, Landscapes, Creatures, Google Search

Sound of Science: Saving our snails | Conservation blog

Science Advisor Kath Walker has been studying Powelliphanta snails for nearly four decades and has recently submitted her PhD on this ancient lineage of snail - an awesome achievement to someone so dedicated to these quirky creatures, which are special to some of our most rugged and wild landscapes.

Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand: A Field Guide - AKLD UNI PRESS The definitive photographic guide to New Zealand’s tuatara, geckos, skinks, frogs, marine turtles and marine snakes. Dinosaur Facts, Audubon Society, Wild Dogs, Reptiles And Amphibians, Field Guide, Flora And Fauna, Book Club Books, Habitats, New Zealand

Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand: A Field Guide

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Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network - Snail (NZ Native land snails) Inspiring Things, Room Ideas Bedroom, Conservation, New Zealand, Nativity, Snails, Flora, Posters, East Coast

Land snail posters

Download land snail posters from different regions of New Zealand.

The cobble skink: Last known to only be found on the beach behind the Granity pub on the West Coast! Weird Stories, Flora And Fauna, Endangered Species, West Coast, New Zealand, This Is Us, Lizards, Spotlight, Animals

Ten critically endangered critters with the craziest stories

A skink species found only behind a West Coast pub; a native leech existing beneath a single rock on an isolated island.

Dactylanthus is New Zealand's only indigenous fully parasitic flowering plant. Native Plants, New Zealand, Planting Flowers, Flora, Vegetables, Ethnic Recipes, Plants, Vegetable Recipes, Veggies

Dactylanthus

Dactylanthus is New Zealand's only indigenous fully parasitic flowering plant.

Cave wētā - ARTICLE.  There are two families of wētā in New Zealand. The Anostostomatidae are wētā we often associate with heavy bodies, spiky legs and curved tusks – the giant, tusked, tree and ground wētā species. The Rhaphidophoridae – cave wētā – are the athletes that can jump up to 3 metres in a single leap! Flora And Fauna, Athletes, New Zealand, Bodies, Bugs, Cave, Families, Teaching, Beetles

Cave wētā

There are two families of wētā in New Zealand. The Anostostomatidae are wētā we often associate with heavy bodies, spiky legs and curved tusks – the giant, tusked, tree and ground wētā species. The Rhaphidophoridae – cave wētā – are the athletes that can jump up to 3 metres in a single leap!

In this recorded professional learning session, Lyn Rogers from the Science Learning Hub and Ben Moorhouse from the Department of Conservation introduce some readily available resources and model activities about New Zealand’s native trees. Leaf Shapes, Conservation, The Fosters, Nativity, Flora, Trees, Science, Activities, Learning

Our native trees

Our native trees - PLD WEBINAR VIDEO and PPT. In this recorded professional learning session, Lyn Rogers from the Science Learning Hub and Ben Moorhouse from the Department of Conservation introduce some readily available resources and model activities about New Zealand’s native trees.

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network Plant Identification, Flora And Fauna, Native Plants, Conservation, The Fosters, Strength, Trees, Website, Unique

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network

NZ Plant Conservation Network - WEBSITE Our unique strength is in linking people interested in plant conservation with comprehensive, accessible and accurate information to support their efforts in promoting and conserving native plants. By fostering plant identification and conservation skills, providing an online one-stop shop for conservation best practice, and emphasising the importance of working together, our vision can be achieved.

Record the right details so we can help you identify an animal, a plant, or a fossil. Science Topics, Spring Sign, Flora And Fauna, Fossils, Bugs, Plants, Animals, Animales, Animaux

Help identifying an animal, a plant, or a fossil

Record the right details so we can help you identify an animal, a plant, or a fossil.

Despite living amongst plants with large seeds, extinct giant moa dispersed only tiny seeds Bird Calls, Science Articles, Inference, Extinct, Flora, Seeds, Nature, Plants, Naturaleza

Despite living amongst plants with large seeds, extinct giant moa dispersed only tiny seeds

Jo Carpenter This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. When the giant moa of New Zealand were hunted to extinction about five centuries ago, the disappearance of the birds themselves was one of several losses. There were nine species of moa that ranged in size from 15 to 250 kilograms. Moa belong to a group of mostly large, flightless and herbivorous birds called ratites. Like the Australian mihirungs or the Madagascan elephant birds, they would…

Phew, it wasn’t the zoo - MSM NEWS STORY. A breed-and-release programme to save tuatara has been cleared of infecting wild animals with a feared fungus. Animals And Pets, Baby Animals, Cute Animals, Wild Animals, Kiwiana, Reptiles And Amphibians, Fauna, Endangered Species, Tropical Fish

Phew, it wasn't the zoo.

A breed-and-release programme to save tuatara has been cleared of infecting wild animals with a feared fungus.

The extinct upokororo or grayling - WATERCOLOUR PAINTING. The upokororo was wrongly named a grayling by early settlers who thought it was like the European grayling. Museum Collection, Flora And Fauna, Freshwater Fish, A 17, Fresh Water, New Zealand, Nativity, South Island, Extinct

Freshwater fish of New Zealand

New Zealand’s streams, lakes, rivers and wetlands support around 54 species of native fish including galaxiids, bullies, eels, lamprey, black flounder, torrentfish, smelt and mullet – and these are just the ones we know of that have been identified and classified! There are potentially 15 new galaxiid species that have been recently found in the South Island, but they are yet to be named.