Category Archives: Trip Report

Mount Vernon Valley 16-10-17

We saw a few yellowhammers today, but unfortunately I was not able to get any closer with the camera before they flew away.  Nature Watch confirmed the ID. Advertisements

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Sign of the Bellbird 25-09-17

During a short hike we saw some great bird life, and also enjoyed the view from the top of the hill near Sign of the Bellbird.

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Otukaikino Stream and the Waimakariri River 11-09-17

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Westlake Reserve 28-08-17

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Coast, near Heyders Rd, Trip #46

For this trip we visited the coast, across from Heyders Road (near Spencer Park). The tide was quite high, so we searched mainly on the dunes and along the strandline (where debris has been left by high tides). BM has … Continue reading

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Smacks Creek, Trip #45

One of our recent trips was to Smacks Creek. There is a project on NatureWatch for Smacks Creek, so we were able to contribute to that. The creek is a small waterway, upstream of Styx Mill wetland, that ultimately feeds … Continue reading

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Beach near Spencer Park

Does anyone know what this shell is?????? We don’t.

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