Posts Tagged ‘ Pukemokemoke ’

The pick of the crop

Jun 17th, 2018 | By
Ian Riddell

Here’s the regular pictorial round-up of all things awesome in our patch.  How about this for a real pick of the crop?  Ian Riddell is delighted with the early flowering blooms at Clandon Daffodils.   (Their shop opens Monday July 2!)         The sunrise was gorgeous at Cornerstone Alpaca Stud last week. 

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Mammatus clouds, fantails and more

Jun 5th, 2018 | By

…in which N8N shares some highlights from around these parts.  Just look at this absolute stunner of a photo from Garden Graphix’s Anthony Skinner, taken from his studio.  We think these are mammatus clouds.  Could be.   Here’s The Mandarin’s Tree’s Claudia Aalderink out and about, on her way to or in Wellington for the long weekend.

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Lunch at Pukemokemoke

Jul 10th, 2013 | By

This wood pigeon was quite unconcerned about three humans standing no more than three metres away while it ate lunch yesterday at Pukemokemoke. N8N had taken the Nikon, and discovered the camera battery was back in Gordonton being charged. Sally Stewart charged to the rescue, and took this shot on her cell phone. Meanwhile the

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A walk in the bush

Jun 19th, 2013 | By

Strolling slowly through Pukemokemoke one uncovers a treasure trove of loveliness.  Annette Taylor and David Riddell took their camera and gumboots for an outing at the reserve. First on the track was a baby kahikatea, glistening in the sun: Two paces beyond was a delicate mahoe leaf, with fungi nearby: Lichen and fungi thrive in

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Pukemokemoke update

Jan 8th, 2013 | By

Weed growth is second only to the Waikato maize, says Friends of Pukemokemoke’s Alan Leadley.  “The warm wet summer we’ve had so far means that the young trees which were recently weeded  are already again nearly covered on weeds.” He asks that Friends drop by the reserve for a spot of weeding.  “You don’t have

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Botanists hone their skills at Pukemokemoke

Nov 26th, 2012 | By

There was some serious botanising going on at Pukemokemoke today. Early in the morning two vans discharged a group of students visiting the bush reserve as part of a summer school project. Waikato University biology lecturer Chrissen Gemmill has been bringing botany students to Pukemokemoke for more than 15 years now, possibly 18, she says.

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